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Saturday, July 16, 2011

IMPORTANT LEGISLATION 2011: Moran's News Commentary: Chemicals & the Endocrine System



This skyrocketing number of cases raises serious questions about whether something is seriously wrong with our environment.
Many studies point to correlations between suspected chemicals and the delicate human endocrine system, which includes the thyroid, pancreas, and hypothalamus in your brain, all of which work to produce and manage the hormones that regulate the body's growth and development, metabolism, and sexual development and function. From regulating body temperature to our sleep cycle, this critical system controls many of the non-immediate reactions in our bodies.
Even small changes to this system can dramatically affect a person's well-being.

To combat this problem, I am teaming with Senator John Kerry to introduce legislation, the Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Exposure Elimination Act of 2011 (EDCEEA), that will expand research and review on the most suspect of the more than 80,000 EDCs that appear in many household products.

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