From: Howard Jacobson <>
Subject: Does pollution cause chronic disease?

This week's interview is with an epidemiologist who has studied the links between environmental pollutants and the development of chronic disease years, and sometimes decades later. 

As someone who studied epidemiology (which is about incidence, distribution, causes, and control of disease from a public health standpoint) in the early 1990s, I was blown away by the advances in scientific instrumentation and testing that have occurred in the past 25 years.

And, as someone who teaches people to take individual responsibility for their health outcomes, I was shocked by the strong correlations between some pollutants and the poor health of the affected people. 

Listen and learn here:

Also, I got the crap scared out of me this week regarding a health issue, and it was the best thing ever: 


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