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Obesity May Not be Entirely Your Fault; It May be Caused by Toxins in Your Drinking Water. Pristinet Will Check It Out for You.

Toxins in drinking water have shown possible links to Obesity and are being called "Obesogens." These may have an effect on obesity and essentially be a factor that you should consider. Have your drinking water tested for the presence of these toxins.

Boulder, CO, April 18, 2014 --( In rolling out the brand new Pristinet service offering, Doug Henston, the CEO of Pristinet said, “Consumers who are struggling with obesity in their families should not blame themselves entirely as recent research indicates possible links to toxins from their tap water.” Pristinet’s new on-demand testing and reporting service offers customers ability to eliminate their environmental toxins as a possible cause of obesity before they take other remedial actions.

The Environmental Health Policy Institute, a division of the non-profit Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) recently issued a report, "The Rise of Obesogens: Chemical Exposures and the Obesity Epidemic," in which the author states:

"Life habits, such as sedentary habits and consumption of high calorie foods, are frequently pointed to as drivers of the increase. The environment’s interaction with an individual’s genetic makeup is another potential driver—and an increasing body of evidence supports this hypothesis. One view is that the interaction between genetics and the modern environment work to intensify an individual’s propensity towards developing obesity, acting via early metabolic programming that occurs in the womb. Another is that the environment plays a different role in obesity—via exposure to chemicals in the environment, whether due to exposure in the womb, or a lifetime of exposure."

One of the principal links of toxins to obesity is a class of chemicals classified as Endocrine Disruptors. The widely used BPA in certain hard plastic containers and canned foods as well as certain fungicides are implicated as causing obesity. This is a new area of research and remains controversial as low doses of BPA are shown to be harmless to humans.

Endocrine Society, a professional organization of endocrinologists, suggests the following in its scientific statement

• The evidence for adverse reproductive outcomes (infertility, cancers, malformations) from exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals is strong, and there is mounting evidence for effects on other endocrine systems, including thyroid, neuroendocrine, obesity and metabolism, and insulin and glucose homeostasis.

• The Precautionary Principle is key to enhancing endocrine and reproductive health, and should be used to inform decisions about exposure to, and risk from, potential endocrine disruptors.

“We follow the Precautionary Principle as suggested by the Endocrine Society, a highly regarded professional organization. When in doubt, test it out and eliminate the environmental causes first by using Pristinet’s services,” said Mr. Henston.

Pristinet offers an affordable way for consumers, home buyers, neighborhood associations, school PTAs and employers to test their respective drinking water sources for toxins that are linked to chronic illnesses of widespread concern such as obesity, fertility, autism spectrum disorders, and cancers.

Pristinet invites everyone, especially parents with young children, to visit its website where a lot of information on toxins is presented for anyone with limited science background to understand and take quick action to safeguard their family’s health and continued wellness.

Pristinet is an independent, privately held firm that is solely dedicated, without conflicts of interests, to helping consumers protect themselves from health risks of exposure to toxins in drinking water.

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