Parents often have questions about organic foods and environmental toxins such as BPA and phthalates. This conversation will help provide answers. Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP, Jim G. Hendricks, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, and author of “Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-disrupting Chemicals to Our Future…and What We Can Do” discusses a range of topics, including why environmental medicine is important in pediatrics; the importance of studying disease-related costs of chemicals; racial disparities in exposures to pesticides and other harmful chemicals; and information about topics parents often ask about, such as benefits of organic food, minimizing phthalate exposure, plastics versus glass, BPA and BPA-like chemicals in canned food and drinks, the safest water (probably from your tap!), safe baby food, and more.
Listen in as Katie Lockwood, MD, a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses hot topics in primary care with CHOP subject-matter-experts as they weigh in on issues affecting the daily practice of pediatricians. This podcast is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgment in making recommendations to their patients.
This Primary Care Perspectives Podcast episode was originally released on April 6, 2021.
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