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Which obesogens are found in tap water?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Pesticides seep deep into the soil and find their way to the water table and into your tap water. The main obesogen in tap water is the herbacide atrazine. Banned in Europe but found around the U.S., atrazine slows thyroid-hormone metabolism. Another culprit found in tap water, tributyltin, is a fungicide painted on the bottoms of boats. This stimulates fat cell production.


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