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Experts avoid sounding alarm on chemicals, but adjust their own habits

10:23 PM, Apr. 23, 2013
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Federal and state governments have issued scant guidance on the risks hormone-disrupting chemicals pose to people, but University of Wisconsin-Madison pediatric endocrinologist Ellen Connor is not waiting for an official verdict.

To protect her children, Connor has thrown out all her old plastic containers that likely contain suspected endocrine disruptors. She uses fresh vegetables to avoid the chemicals in can linings. She microwaves food in glassware rather than plastic. She reads the labels on hand soap.

"My kids, I try to limit their exposure," Connor said. ...

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