Chemical Exposure Linked to Billions in Health Care Costs

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Media Type: News / Op - Ed

Date of Publication: March 5, 2015

Year of Publication: 2015

Publisher: National Geographic Society

Author(s): Elizabeth Grossman

Newspaper: National Geogrpahic

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“Researchers conclude they are 99 percent certain that hormone-altering chemicals are linked to attention problems, diabetes, other health problems.”

Elizabeth Grossman reports on a recent study by Leonardo Trasande et al. aiming to assess the economic burden placed on the European Union of disease costs of exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Their conservation results place the burden in the range of hundreds of billions per year.

Below is an infographic of how these costs break down by health effect, and by type of chemical:

2015-0305 EDC cost infographic


Read Elizabeth Grossman’s full piece through the link above and access the original study here.

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