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An Explanation Why We're "Sicker, Fatter, Poorer"

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We're generally heavier than we used to be across society, we get more kinds of allergies and other health issues, and nobody seems to be making much money. 

Pediatrician/professor/researcher Leonardo Trasande points the finger in his book Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future . . . and What We Can Do About It.   The author asserts that endocrine-disrupting chemicals in common household products are causing a whole range of serious health problems, especially in children.  

He brings in elements of his research for discussion.  

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