What’s Making — and Keeping — Us Fat?
THE TOXIC CONNECTION: THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM
For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death.
—RACHEL CARSON, SILENT SPRING
EXPERTS WEIGH IN: WHAT ARE YOU UNKNOWINGLY TAKING IN?
Most of us are aware of toxins to which we are exposed in our food, water, and air; however, we are also surrounded by hidden ones. I asked Brenda Watson, author of The Detox Strategy, where else we are unknowingly taking them in. Her answer will shock you: Let’s begin with your bed. There are several ingredients that your body absorbs while you sleep, including toluene, a chemical linked to birth defects and emitted from the polyurethane foam that makes your bed so comfy, and perfluorooctanoic acid, a chemical that makes fabrics stain resistant but which is a hormone disruptor linked to ADHD in children.