19 minutes | Mar 11, 2020

ABC, BPA: How to Protect Yourself and Your Children from Environmental Toxins

We’ve all seen plastic water bottles that advertise themselves as “BPA-free,” but what does that really mean? Agatha and Dr. Greene take a look at some of the synthetic chemicals that commonly show up at home and in our food, including how they affect the human body, and how to avoid them.  Thankfully, our bodies are resilient organisms very well adept at clearing out the things that don’t belong. So even if there is a concern about one of the 85,000 (!) chemicals approved for use within the U.S., there are simple ways to reduce toxic exposures and, chances are, given the right conditions, kids’ bodies are remarkably resilient.    Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line and leave guest suggestions https://bambinifurtuna.com/pages/podcast   or visit us on Social Media! https://www.instagram.com/bambinifurtuna/ https://www.instagram.com/agatharelotaluczo/ https://www.instagram.com/drgreene/   Quotes  “There are nearly 85,000 chemicals currently approved for use in the United States…only a few hundred of them have been reviewed for safety by the EPA.” [00:29] “You don’t have to remember everything about every chemical, just remember to protect what goes in [kids’] mouths, protect what goes on their skin, and the air they’re breathing.” [06:45]   Big Ideas  Information pertaining to a study done that analyzed the presence of chemicals in newborns at birth. [02:19] The three main lines of defense in keeping our bodies free of chemicals. [03:55] A closer look at BPA. [06:55]   Links Study – Chemicals found in Umbilical Cords Study – The Effect of Folate on BPA Levels Study – Levels of Chlorpyrifos in Children Monterey Aquarium Seafood Watch NASA’s Best Air Purifying House Plants
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