This is one of the most unlikely boxing match with of course babies as ‘thee’ phenomenal underdog. The archetype of synthetic materials (polymers) disguised under the term plastics has shown its resiliency yet another time in making a baby’s life far less enjoyable then and thereafter.
After the huge scare of deadly substances primarily (Bisphenol A) in babies’ wonderland from toys to even bottles, new research seems to suggest that another Polymer, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) may contain a substance a bit more sophisticated in altering the normal growth of our dear little people. It’s weird. But worth noting. Studies may indicate that early exposure to these substances, can make the individual fatter. The simplest way to explain and I quote from Mr Kristoff:
Endocrine disruptors are a class of chemicals that mimic hormones and therefore confuse the body. Initially, they provoked concern because of their links to cancers and the malformation of sex organs. Those concerns continue, but the newest area of research is the impact that they have on fat storage.
Look at the data. America is undeniably obese. While there are multiple plausible causes for the latter, these substances, referred to as obesogens are worth a serious probe. And I agree, this in my opinion is a more constructive approach to reducing healthcare cost in America. Longterm, It will avoid those painful fiscal cliffs thug of wars.