Fact Sheets

Chemicals and Obesity

While diet and exercise are important factors in the obesity epidemic, an emerging body of science demonstrates that exposures to chemical obesogens may be important contributors. A number of chemicals known to disrupt hormones also appear to affect the size and number of fat cells or hormones that regulate appetite and metabolism. 

Chemicals and Obesity

While diet and exercise are important factors in the obesity epidemic, an emerging body of science demonstrates that exposures to chemical obesogens may be important contributors. A number of chemicals known to disrupt hormones also appear to affect the size and number of fat cells or hormones that regulate appetite and metabolism. 

Tiny, Scary, Unregulated

Note: The September 28, 2012 episode of Radio Sustain also focuses on nanotechnology in agriculture and food, featuring an interview with IATP's Steve Suppan. Listen to the episode. Tiny