Toxic America - Special Coverage on CNN

Is enough being done to protect us from chemicals that could harm us? 

Watch "Toxic America," a special two-night investigative report with Sanjay Gupta M.D., June 2 & 3 at 8 p.m. ET on CNN.

Wednesday, June 2nd will focus on the specific story of Mossville, Louisiana residents who have been struggling for decades to get government help for problems they say are related to toxic chemical plants.  After a year-long study, Dr. Gupta goes on location to investigate and try to get answers.

Thursday, June 3rd - Toxic Childhood, is where they'll focus on the hidden effects of toxins on all people, especially pregnant mothers.  The team dissects the latest science on how to minimize risks to pregnant woman and children form potentially harmful chemicals found in the air, in homes, and in common household products.

There are many useful links and videos on CNN's website including information on produce, 'Dirty dozen' produce carries more pesticide residue, group says. Although I will say in this piece Sanjay Gupta M.D. talks about organic and that it costs more. He talks about regular produce and peeling skins off if they are not organic or on the dirty dozen list, such as apples. However, he does not mention buying local and how that may be more of a benefit than buying organic especially considering most organic produce is shipped further than regular produce.

I encourage you to check it out, and tune in to learn more about our culture and environment and the effects it may be having on your health!

You may also want to check out my book review of In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan here.

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