As we start the new year, there are a few of us who have vowed to reduce our chemical exposure. By that I am talking about the environmental chemicals we all are exposed to. Now, I know that those chemicals are everywhere and in everything, however, I am on a mission to reduce my exposure. Then, I ran across this article on Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) by Amy Hes-Fischl and Jodi Godfrey and they reinforced the fact that we need to reduce and/or eliminate as many of these chemicals from our lives as we can. The authors go on to share several tips on how to reduce your chemical exposure.
Since we are talking about chemicals in our environment, this article from the Washington Post, shares the concerns we should all have about the safety of our drinking water. The concern is about PFAS, due to exposures that have been associated with an array of health problems, among them thyroid disease, weakened immunity, infertility risks and certain cancers.
This article is a FYI for those who take levothyroxine or liothyronine. The medications has been subject to a recall. The manufacturer states that no problems have been reported, but you still need to know that these drugs contain ingredients recalled for not meeting the strict manufacturing guidelines required by the FDA.
Have a great weekend!