Saturday, December 6, 2008
Plastics, Chemicals & Early Puberty Lecture in NYC
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
9:30 am Registration and Coffee
10:00 - 11:15 am Presentation
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Annenberg Building, 2nd Floor
1468 Madison Avenue at 100th Street
New York, NY
RSVP to Meghan Bullock at (212) 824-7125 or email@example.com
Plastic baby bottles, food cans, shampoos, plastic toys, sports bottles, and hand lotions may contain chemicals that act in ways similar to hormones naturally found in our body. Children are developing faster than ever. Is there a connection?
Join the Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center as leading experts in the field of environmental pediatrics discuss the latest research on the health effects of plastics and personal care products. You can also here a general 2007 lecture on plastics by Dr. Maida Galvez on the web HERE.
WHAT TO DO: Come to the lecture to hear more or...ditch the sippy cups completely and go to LIFE WITHOUT PLASTIC to find a ton of stainless steel family friendly products including stainless steel drinking cups and bowls. Buy Kleen Kanteen water bottles or purchase water and juice in glass containers. Don't buy any more plastic toys--especially soft ones. Continue to head back in time to the 18th century before we had all these chemicals around us. And definitely don't microwave in plastic. Also, slowly replace all your tupperware with glass storage containers. Use the plastic containers for storage of non food items. I could go on and on but maybe people could just add their own recommendations in comments.