What do chemical contaminants do to our bodies? This is a timely question, considering you put away your bottle of water. And just last month, a train carrying other hazardous materials derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, releasing an unknown amount of toxic chemicals.
There is no doubt that we are polluting the earth. To understand how these pollutants affect our own bodies, we need to understand how we are exposed to them. are you eating and digesting? And how much? The field of exposomics, which seeks to study things like exposure to pollutants, could help us get some much-needed answers. Read full text.
— Jessica Hamzero
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