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Reuters: Study Highlights the Billions in Health Costs in the U.S. from Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP, an associate professor at NYU Langone, is an expert in the dangers posed to human health from daily exposure to hazardous chemicals commonly found in plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, toys, cosmetics, and pesticides. These chemicals, called endocrine disruptors, interfere with the body’s endocrine, or hormone, system, and have a range of negative health and developmental effects.