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Drs. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

 

Dr. Mehmet Oz,Dr. Mike Roizen

Tags: bisphenol | plastic | cancer | dr. oz

Protecting Against Plastic Pollution

Dr. Oz By and Friday, 18 June 2021 11:24 AM Current | Bio | Archive

In 1969, Yoko's Plastic Ono Band was called visionary and, frankly, hard to figure out. Membership in the group was plastic-elastic, including audience members and any musicians who were hanging around.

But since then, the onslaught of plastic pollution that permeates the air we breathe, the food we eat, and our oceans and streams has made it a far less hip-sounding name for a band.

We're all trying to give up plastic bags and opt for glass and paper containers, as scientists rush to invent ways to separate plastic from water and air. It's essential because chemicals used to make plastic can cause cancers, birth defects, impaired immunity, endocrine disruption, reproductive issues, and developmental problems in a fetus, newborn, or child.

A recent study alerts mothers-to-be of one more plastic hazard. Swedish researchers found that when a male fetus is exposed to bisphenol F (BPF), which is used in making plastic, he may have a lower IQ at age 7.

BPF has that effect because it causes a fetus' genes that influence neurological development to switch on or off. Exposure in utero can come from the mother’s diet or food packaging, when she ingests and inhales household dust, or from handling thermal receipt paper.

(Bisphenol A (BPA) leaches into food when used to line cans, print receipts, or make plastic. BPF is a relative of BPA.)

So make every effort to avoid plastic (substitutes for BPA and F are also risky). Wash your hands after touching a receipt, and stick to fresh, unpackaged foods.

© King Features Syndicate


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Swedish researchers found that when a male fetus is exposed to bisphenol F (BPF), which is used in making plastic, he may have a lower IQ at age 7.
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