In the spirit of Silent Spring, Dr. Trasande beautifully couples science and action, laying out resounding evidence of hormone disruption and charging all of us to do better — for our children and our children’s children.
Dr. Leonardo Trasande is the new Oliver Sacks. If you want to understand how chemicals are hacking hormones and fueling epidemics like autism and ADHD, then you have found an explainer extraordinaire with a wonderful bedside manner.
A lively, readable guide to the risks and costs of our social addiction to endocrine-disrupting compounds. It’s an important but often bewildering area of science that only someone with Dr. Trasande’s deep knowledge and true passion for the subject could have untangled.”
An incredible tool for business leaders and wellness warriors alike. Dr.Trasande weaves together the latest knowledge, empowering you to incorporate small changes that will make a huge difference in your health. His prescription for business is also timely: offering products with safer ingredients and materials is good for the bottom line too.”
Escalating obesity, diabetes, learning disorders, autism, infertility, and food allergies are often presented as a medical mystery, but scientific evidence shows that many of them may result from endocrine-disrupting chemicals in our food, our homes, and our personal care products. In this urgent book, Dr. Trasande explains the science behind these disturbing trends, who is responsible, and what we can do about it.
It is an exceptionally well-researched book, that provides both breadth and depth for the reader. The citation list is an amazing collection of research that should be read by students, regulators and decision makers.
Dr. Trasande’s work is filling an important gap in the public understanding of EDCs. While many healthcare providers and consumers are aware science has raised concerns about how endocrine disrupting chemicals impact our health, one challenge has been helping consumers determine how to act on this information. Dr. Trasande is offering concrete advice to help people reduce exposure in their daily lives.
Pediatricians help families focus on what is important to their children’s health; Leo Trasande is that fine doctor who knows environmental threats and shows us how to help keep children from becoming Sicker, Fatter, Poorer.
Are chemicals problematic to children? Dr. Leonardo Trasande is arguably the most qualified person on the planet to help you with this topic.
I thought this was an incredibly fascinating story.
It is an important look examining something we haven’t thought about previously.
With informed action, Sicker, Fatter, Poorer reminds us that scientists, doctors, and citizens can have a positive influence on the health of children and other members of society, even when politicians are reluctant to seed such change.
Engaging…should be on everyone’s reading list. Parents especially need to have this information so that they can immediately make changes to reduce their children’s exposure to these chemicals and ensure a better future for them.