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Up Front, for November 26, 2012 - 7:00am

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Correction: Men *do* have

Correction: Men *do* have breasts. And, men can lactate (e.g. with the use of a breast pump).

Dear Brian, Thanks for

Dear Brian,
Thanks for doing this great interview on breasts and the connection between environmental toxins and breast milk. I would like to encourage you to do a piece on thyroid health. Many people, mostly women, are developing thyroid problems. I believe environmental toxins may be playing a role in the thyroid epidemic. One book that describes the struggles of thyroid patients is called Stop the Thyroid Madness by Janie A. Bowthorpe. This book describes the inadequate diagnosis and treatment people are receiving, which is a story in itself, but unfortunately, it only touches on some of the environmental causes. It would be such a great help to the community to raise awareness about this issue!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pill#History

The first contraceptive trial of Enovid led by Edris Rice-Wray began in April 1956 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.[96][97][98]

This is only ancillary, but back in the early 1980's I worked with a gentleman who was a contractor for Peralta Community College District. He had worked in Puerto Rico for several years. He observed that his male pattern balding not only stopped, but was reversed. He also observed that girls as young as 8 years old were growing breast. He informed me that there was widespread estrogen contamination in the Puerto Rican water supply due to the development of The Pill. So, he concluded that there must be a link between his observations and the estrogen contamination. It has been well documented that there is widespread estrogen contamination in the water supply of Puerto Rico.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenoestrogen
Thank you.

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