Doctor's Note

This is the first of a long series of videos on the role of diet in both accumulating and eliminating industrial pollutants that build up in the food chain. In this video, and also in President’s Cancer Panel Report on Environmental Risk, I set the stage. And then, we’ll get down to the nitty-gritty, in terms of what we may want to avoid to decrease our toxic burden. I’ve done dozens of other videos on persistent organic pollutants, including Fish Oil in Troubled WatersFood Sources of PCB Chemical PollutantsDioxins in the Food Supply; and Industrial Pollutants in Vegans

For further context, check out my associated blog posts: How Chemically Contaminated Are We?Pollutants in Californian Breast Tissue; and Protecting Our Babies From Pollutants.

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  • This is the first of a long series of videos on the role of diet in both accumulating and eliminating industrial pollutants that build up in the food chain. Today and tomorrow’s video-of-the-day President’s Cancer Panel Report on Environmental Risk set the stage and then we’ll get down to the nitty-gritty in terms of what we may want to avoid to decrease our toxic burden. I’ve done 20 previous videos on persistent organic pollutants including Fish Oil in Troubled Waters, Food Sources of PCB Chemical Pollutants, Dioxins in the Food Supply, and Industrial Pollutants in Vegans. I also cover a thousand other topics.

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  • Liz

    same here

  • That’s quite frightening especially since my finacee just got pregnant. I’m hoping the follow up videos will tell me how by eating vegan and organically that a good bit of this can be avoided.

    • Veganrunner

      Congratulations Shane. Kids are the best.

    • Congrats to you and your fiancee. Best wishes!

  • Veganrunner

    The key is definitely minimizing exposure.

  • BPCveg

    Glad that you have returned to this important topic…but, it is also important to know how the concentration of these detected chemicals compares with that needed to cause damage to the body.  Detecting this wide range of chemicals may only mean that we have developed more sensitive detectors.

    By the way, last I checked, the link for the first source cited (Woodruff et al.) is broken. Thanks in advance for fixing this.

  • Thea

     I’m looking forward to this series.  Thanks.

  • Jordan Hale

    Fantastic information that is disturbing and inspiring at the same time.  With the masses asleep and unable to grasp this “Voice in the wilderness” how can we get this out to the human race in a way that will change our direction? 

  • Sdf3

    private again

  • Monique

    Dr Greger – it still says that it is a private video. :-(

  • The video is also private to me.

    •  It has been reset to public, so sorry for the unexplained switch back to private!

  • 1slvrfx

    What a shame that most of the personal and household products we use contain harmful and toxic chemicals. Most people are completely unaware.

  • C McSheehy

    Are you going to address chemicals from GMOs in our food & environment?

  • rick

    Is there a video that makes a statement on the value of organic?

  • Doc, nice cliff hanger. I shared this….and my FB friends are all going to be mad since they have no solution. Not yet anyway…not until they subscribe and keep watching! Heck yes. <3 nutritionfacts.org. TY TY

  • Nancy

    Is any fish anywhere in the world safe to eat??