Fragrance And Fat

Thanks to a post by our friend Janice, we were reminded we hadn’t discussed obesogens in a while. From Wendee Holtcamp’s outstanding article on these chemicals that may alter metabolism and contribute to weight gain, “Most known or suspected obesogens are endocrine disruptors. Phthalates, plasticizers that also have been related to obesity in humans, occur in many PVC items as well as in scented items such as air fresheners, laundry products, and personal care products.” Great read!

Even animals—pets, laboratory animals, and urban rats—have experienced increases in average body weight over the past several decades,
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