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  Topics for Jul 20, 2024:      
  • Broadcast from KSQD, Santa Cruz on 7-18-2024: Surgeon General's report on gun violence: Gun deaths in the US are at a three-decade high. Guns are now the leading cause of death among children and teenagers aged 1-19. Dr. Dawn calls for bipartisan action on gun control. New male contraceptive: A topical gel combining Nestorone and testosterone. Works by suppressing sperm production while maintaining male characteristics. Persistent organic pollutants and endocrine disruptors: Trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) found in drinking water and rainwater. Sources include breakdown products of refrigerants, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals. Linked to cancer, infertility, and developmental issues. Prenatal exposure to endocrine disruptors: Associated with higher risk of metabolic syndrome in children. Chemicals affect obesity, blood pressure, and insulin resistance. Petrochemical industry and plastic production: Alternative energy production is increasing production of single-use plastics by petrochemical giants as a revenue source. Contributes to widespread exposure to endocrine disruptors. Health effects of endocrine disruptors: Interfere with many different hormone receptors, hormone synthesis and hormone bio-elimination. Impacts are greatest on fetal development, neurodevelopment, and cancer risk. Disproportionate effects on marginalized communities. Advice to mitigate exposure and detoxify: Use reverse osmosis water filtration. Choose organic foods and reduce meat consumption. Avoid plastic food containers and utensils. Read labels on personal care products. Leave shoes outside and use natural cleaning products. Increase fruit and vegetable intake. Use air filters in homes near busy roads. Detoxification methods: Sweating through exercise, saunas, or Epsom salt baths. Dietary changes and supplements (e.g., milk thistle, alpha-lipoic acid, green tea). Avoiding constipation to help eliminate toxins. Other topics: Effects of magnesium on sleep. Microplastics from synthetic fabrics.
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