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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here’s what it’s about:
Dr. Linda Birnbaum is director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program. She talks with us about why we can’t dismiss low-dose exposure to environmental contaminants as insignificant. Scientists are beginning to understand the complexities of low doses.
BPA has been linked to a risk of obesity. How can we minimize our exposure to this widespread chemical?
We explore the stories behind the health headlines and welcome listeners’ stories and questions about problems with medication side effects.
Guest: Linda Birnbaum, PhD, DABT, ATS, is Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (part of the National Institutes of Health) and the National Toxicology Program. Her editorial on low-dose exposure was published in Environmental Health Perspectives. The NIEHS website is http://www.niehs.nih.gov
Larry Weiss, MD, has a background in natural products chemistry as well as medicine. He is founder of CleanWell. The website is www.cleanwelltoday.com
The podcast of this program will be available the Monday after the broadcast date. The show can be streamed online from this site and podcasts can be downloaded for free for four weeks after the date of broadcast. After that time has passed, digital downloads are available for $2.99. CDs may be purchased at any time after broadcast for $9.99.