With much thanks to Lana @ Radio 3/14 for making this available for us all and for sharing her very insightful thoughts on the topic directly after the interview
Carol Kwiatkowski - Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence and Survival?
Dr. Carol Kwiatkowski is the Executive Director of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) and an Assistant Professor Adjunct at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Department of Integrative Physiology. Dr. Kwiatkowski oversees the development and execution of all of TEDX’s programs, which are dedicated to compiling and disseminating scientific evidence on the health and environmental damage caused by low-level exposure to chemicals, primarily those that interfere with hormone, or endocrine, action, otherwise known as endocrine disruptors. Carol begins with an overview of the endocrine system and function and details the three main routes in which endocrine disruptors enter the body. We discuss how the increasing daily toxic burden our bodies are subjected to is leading to increasing rates of chronic disease and disorders. Carol explains the website tool she developed for TEDX, the Critical Windows of Development, which presents a timeline of how the human body develops in the womb. She describes some of the animal research that shows how low-dose exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals, such as those found in plastics, during development results in altered health outcomes, including the feminization of boys, diabetes and obesity. We consider the health effects of water pollution, synthetic fragrances in household and personal care products, fossil fuel extraction processes, and exposure to pesticides. Carol emphasizes the simple strategy of learning more and using less when it comes to the array of chemical laden products that are made abundantly available for mass consumption. Further, she stresses the fact that we can’t afford to wait for science to conduct the studies that will lead to legislation based on the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals.I agree and have expressed the exact sentiment- we can't afford to wait for 'science'. NOR DO WE NEED TO- WE CAN MAKE OUR OWN DECISIONS- IN OUR OWN BEST INTEREST.
Caps used for emphasis on personal empowerment-
I made some notes during the interview, btw, it's about an hour of easy listening
Important things to consider:
Approx- 21 minutes in Carol K mentions that mercury is an endocrine disrupting chemical which, of course, it is !
Approx- 27 minutes: she mentions that the 'fossil fuel' industry aka the petrochemical industry as I call them, is very powerful (hence the lack of action wrt this important health concern)
Approx 34 minutes- Fluoride is mentioned as an endocrine disruptor
Approx 35 minutes- Carol K 'thinks' the vaccine autism connection has been disproven?
Based on what information, I don't know? She has informed us all mercury is an endocrine disruptor, correctly so, mercury was and still is in many vaccines- including the flu shot which is given yearly to far too many children- However, she continues on discussing the subject and it becomes abundantly clear she DID NOT vaccinate her children! She acknowledges they do compromise the immune system
Carol K believes that EDC's is a bigger crisis then 'climate change', as do I.
Related posts specific to this interview- In case you're new to my blog and this series?
- Vaccines, EDC's and the Chemical Manipulation of Humanity
- Fluoride/Hypothyroidism/ IQ Lowering: Endocrine Disruptors & Chemical Manipulation of Humanity
- Roundup - A Converging Pattern of Toxicity from Farm to Clinic to Lab-
- The High Cost of EDC's- The Chemical Manipulation of Humanity
- Keeping Children & Others Safe from EDC's- Chemical Manipulation of Humanity
- WHO says Glysophosphate/Round UP- "Likely" Carcinogenic- Chemical Manipulation of Humanity!