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Could Plastics Contribute to Obesity? —Wellness Wire

Synthetic chemicals in the environment that mimic hormones our body needs are called endocrine disrupters. The body accepts the chemical hormone mimic thinking that it is the real thing, until the body wants to use the hormone for the endocrine system’s purpose,  and it doesn’t work because it isn’t the real thing.  An example of such a synthetic chemical is phthalates, the plasticizers used in the making of plastic. Scientists are increasingly paying attention to endocrine disrupters as causing reproductive and learning disorders, among others. New research by the Mount Sinai Medical Center studying children in East Harlem, points to a link between exposure to plastics with childhood obesity. The heaviest children had the highest level of phthalates in their urine.  Phthalates are found in everything from perfume to toys and pacifiers, to vinyl siding, including some food packaging such as “cling” plastics.
 

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