Peat Myers - Why Asthma?Peat Myers - Why Asthma?Theme:hormone-altering chemicalsSummaryTranscript
What this suggests, it’s clearly not certain yet, but it’s a huge signal saying we should be looking at the possibility that these phthalate are ratcheting up the sensitivity of the immune system in background, which then creates this hyper reactivity to triggers for asthma, and maybe a very significant factor contributing to the asthma epidemic. I find it interesting because there’s a molecular basis for it that makes sense. There’s now Epidemiological data that are consistent with it and I think it’s a huge signal that scientists working in this field should be paying attention to. At the same time I think it’s a signal that tells me people should be cautious about their use of materials that contain phthalate.