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mellowsong
01-13-12, 11:12 AM
Extract from book by Pat Thomas: The 21st Century is Making you Fat
12 January 2012, Ecologist

In her book The 21st Century is Making you Fat former Ecologist Editor Pat Thomas details the full range of industrial and everyday chemicals known to encourage us to get fat

Organochlorines
Include the pesticides DDT, chlordane, aldrin, dieldrin and heptachlor and the now banned industrial lubricants PCBs, as well as dioxins and chlorophenols. High levels of organochlorines have been found to alter metabolism in the body and essentially stop us losing fat.

Read more: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1191046/which_chemicals_are_making_us_fat.html

Islander
01-13-12, 11:15 AM
Interesting piece of the puzzle. Even banned chemicals persist in the environment for decades, e.g. DDT, which was banned in the fifties.

Reesacat
01-13-12, 12:15 PM
Yikes! That list basically hits every aspect of modern life!

Islander
01-13-12, 12:42 PM
Yikes! That list basically hits every aspect of modern life!

Need the Wayback Machine!