Most of us have heard about the plastic pollution of the oceans but something similar is happening to our bodies as well. Chemicals found in plastic bottles, metal cans, cosmetics, detergents... flood our blood streams and may cause long-lasting health damage. Is reversing this micro pollution any easier than saving the oceans from the plastic bags? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Leonardo Trasande, Director of the Division of Environmental Paediatrics at New York University School of Medicine.
Evidence suggests chemicals like pesticides and phthalates may be linked to serious diseases like obesity, diabetes, brain disorders and fertility problems. It's detailed in Dr. Leonardo Trasande's new book, "Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future... and What We Can Do About It." Trasande joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the risks.
The new book "Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future . . . and What We Can Do About It" highlights the potentially harmful effects of chemicals in everyday products. The author, Dr. Leonardo Trasande, joined CBSN to talk more about his research.