christopher heiser <christopher AT heiser DOT net>
Date Published: April 22nd, 2009
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Child Obesity Risk Factor

Turns out that an additive commonly found in plastics--including pacifiers--seems to be linked to childhood obesity. The chemicals in question are called phthalates and are also in items such as vinyl siding and toys.

The complexity of our world is rising at an amazing pace, and it's going to be increasingly tough to predict these kinds of phenomena until their effect is already widespread.

by Christopher Heiser on April 22 14:34
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