Pesticides found to cause trans-generational mental disorders and obesity
From an early age, we are inundated with the helpless belief that our genes are set in stone – a fixed code – a destiny that we cannot control. The study of epigenetics debunks this mythical mindset, revealing how external factors change our gene expression throughout our lifetime.
The field of epigenetics examines more closely the relationship between our genes and our environment, and how man-made chemicals influence cellular processes, ultimately changing the expression of our genes. Some chemicals may inactivate genes that are normally active. Other chemicals may activate genes that would typically lay dormant. These chemically-induced changes in gene behavior can initiate health problems, especially in the womb, during childhood development and puberty.