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How to Reduce Exposure to Environmental Chemicals with Dr. Aly Cohen

How to Reduce Exposure to Environmental Chemicals with Dr. Aly Cohen – Eating for Your Health

Dr. Aly Cohen discusses what YOU CAN DO to reduce exposures in our kitchens, food & food packaging with Eating For Your Health, providing a non-judgmental environment encouraging individuals to Eat for their Health. There are over 95,000 commercial, industrial, and agricultural chemicals currently registered and available for use in the United States, the majority […]

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Product Testing for Toxins with guest Heather Stapleton – The Smart Human Podcast Episode #27

In episode #27 of The Smart Human Podcast, Dr. Aly Cohen had the pleasure of chatting with Professor Heather Stapleton, an environmental chemist and exposure scientist in the Nicholas School of Environment at Duke University. Dr. Stapleton serves as director of the Duke Environmental Analysis Laboratory. Today we’re talking nonstick, waterproof and greaseproof chemicals, flame […]

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Phthalates: Toxins with both health and economic effects… And how you can reduce exposures!

Phthalates are a family of industrial chemicals used to soften polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic and as solvents in cosmetics and other consumer products. They are often used to make plastics more durable and therefore called plasticizers. Some phthalates are used to help dissolve other materials. Phthalates are in hundreds of products, such as vinyl flooring, […]

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