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Exposure to chemicals dangerous to hormone function burdens Americans with hundreds of billions in disease costs | ScienceDaily

Exposure to chemicals dangerous to hormone function burdens Americans with hundreds of billions in disease costs | ScienceDaily

Annual healthcare costs and lost earnings in the United States from low-level but daily exposure to hazardous chemicals commonly found in plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, toys, cosmetics, and pesticides, exceeds $340 billion, according to a detailed economic analysis by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center.

The investigators who performed the calculations say the massive toll from everyday contact with endocrine-disrupting chemicals amounts to more than 2.3 percent of the country’s gross domestic product.

Source: Exposure to chemicals dangerous to hormone function burdens Americans with hundreds of billions in disease costs — ScienceDaily