Posted on 30/01/2023 in Fire Safety 2023
Review article by over 40 scientists suggests that chemical exposure increases susceptibility to obesity.

Chemicals cited include phthalates, bisphenols, PFAS, pesticides, tributyltins, parabens and brominated and organophosphorus flame retardants (OPFRs). The non-halogenated OPFRs cited are TPhP, EHDPHP and TPP, suggesting possible impacts on lipid and glucose metabolism and on adipose cells, based on around ten human epidemiology and animal studies (from a total of over 700 studies referenced for all chemicals). A summary of the study published by the European Commission indicates organophosphorus FRs as amongst “some 50 chemicals and classes of chemicals that can be classified as obesogens”.

“Exposure to chemicals from plastic and other sources: a possible causal factor in obesity?”, “Science for Environment Policy” n°590, European Commission DG Environment, 30/11/2022

“Obesity II: Establishing causal links between chemical exposures and obesity”, J. Heindel et al., Biochemical Pharmacology, Elsevier, 2022, 199, pp.115015.

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