DIY Checkup: Mitigating the Negative Health Effects of Chemicals

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Some 80,000 chemicals are on the market and immediately available to Americans; many of these chemicals are manufactured for use in our daily lives, including as food additives. According to a recent report released by President Obama's Cancer Panel, we should at least be "concerned" about the issue of carcinogens in the environment we live in. But what exactly should we worry about, and how can we reduce our exposure?

Newsweek's Kate Dailey and Jerome Groopman, professor at Harvard Medical School and staff writer for The New Yorker, help us figure out how much we should worry, and what choices we can make to limit the effects of chemicals in our environment and food.

Read a blog post by Kate Dailey on how to deal with chemicals in food.