I can’t lie, I was a bit nervous to interview Dr. Fenton. I mean after all, she is a crazy smart scientist & well, science isn’t one of my strengths:) The second I started chatting with Dr. Fenton, I knew this lesson was gold. She communicated startling information in a non-sciencey way that even I could understand & gave very applicable steps that we can all take to protect our families. As we all know, reading labels is a nightmare- many harmful substances aren’t on labels (or they’re like 20-letter words). Dr. Fenton shares with us some of the dangerous chemicals that ARE labeled, explains where you’ll find’em & why it’s important we keep our distance. You’ll hear her mention some of the common products we buy, which have known “endocrine disruptors”. Endocrine Disruptors are chemicals that interfere with your body’s hormones & can cause cancer, birth defects, affect fertility & other nasty things. Dr. Fenton teaches you how to be smarter & protect your family.
You’ll Also Learn
- Is buying organic a scam?
- Why changing up what you eat is a really good idea.
- Three things you can do TODAY that won’t cost you much extra cash, that makes your home safer.
Who is Dr. Suzanne Fenton?
Dr. Suzanne Fenton is a mama of three kiddos who are in their tween & teen years- one who is ready to drive. She assures those of us with toddlers have it made . Dr. Fenton is a researcher at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in the National Toxicology Program (NTP). She is a group leader of the Reproductive Endocrinology Group & studies the impacts of environmental chemicals during the crucial time of breast development & the effects on puberty and potential for breast cancer. She lives in North Carolina. She mentions the links below in the Lesson:
CDC’s National Report Card on environmental chemicals: http://www.cdc.gov/ExposureReport/
CDC FACT SHEETS ON THE CHEMICALS THEY BIOMONITOR: http://www.cdc.gov/ExposureReport/fact_sheets.html
The Environmental Working Group and Campaign for Safe Cosmetics: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
CALIFORNIA’S GREEN CHEMISTRY INITIATIVE: http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/pollutionprevention/greenchemistryinitiative/index.cfm