In the New York Times this Sunday there was an Editorial on the topic of chemicals in our environment, organic chemicals found in many common objects and bottles, that we use every day, and the potential unknown risks they may pose. Most interesting was the connection between these chemicals and obesity.
Yes….it’s possible that your bottled water is making you fat. How? Well, there are a new category of chemicals known as ‘endocrine disrupters’. These organic chemicals are found in all sorts of plastic items, in water bottles, and in cosmetics. They can act to interfere with normal hormone action in the body, creating a change in the metabolism that can lead to many illnesses, including obesity.
Just look at the picture accompanying his article. Sobering information….about a topic that is just beginning to be uncovered.