Jerrold J. Heindel

obesity

Op-Ed: The medical community is missing a major piece of the obesity puzzle

Health care practitioners and regulators need to address the chemicals in everyday products that are in part spurring the obesity crisis.

What makes us fat? The current medical view is that obesity is due to overeating and insufficient exercise. That is like saying alcoholism is due to drinking too much.

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The dangers of opinion masquerading as fact in science journals: Jerrold J. Heindel

An article written by a group of 19 toxicologists has been published verbatim in eight toxicology journals in the last four months.

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COVID-19 Nurses

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals weaken us in our COVID-19 battle: Linda S. Birnbaum, Jerrold J. Heindel

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals masquerade as hormones. These insidious contaminants increase the diseases that cause the underlying conditions that result in susceptibility to COVID-19.

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Jerry Heindel: A new hub for the science of hormone disruptors
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Jerry Heindel: A new hub for the science of hormone disruptors

When I was a Scientific Program Administrator at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) I saw a lot of scientists doing strong research on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).

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Jerry Heindel: Is the FDA short-circuiting a large effort to understand BPA risk?

Jerry Heindel: Is the FDA short-circuiting a large effort to understand BPA risk?

For years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Environmental Protection agency (EPA), have ruled that bisphenol A (BPA) is safe at doses many studies by independent research scientists have found cause harm in laboratory animals.

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The CLARITY Study: Integration of Apples and Oranges

When regulatory agencies assess the data on a chemical as part of their risk assessment they focus on two main types of studies.

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PFAS Testing

Investigation: PFAS on our shelves and in our bodies

Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

PFAS testing

Op-ed: Arming doctors with knowledge about PFAS pollution

A new course and report on PFAS-related health effects can empower patients, promote life-saving screening and help tackle the continued devastating health effects of PFAS chemicals.