Many illnesses caused by exposure to chemicals

By WEEK Producer

June 5, 2014 Updated Jun 5, 2014 at 7:31 PM CDT

A doctor is making a startling claim about the cause of many illnesses.

And his warning is especially aimed at pregnant women.

The claim is that many illnesses can be attributed to human exposure to chemicals.

The research comes from Doctor Paul Winchester, who is the director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit AT Saint Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.

Winchester says studies indicate obesity, diabetes, autism, asthma, Parkinson's, Alzheimer’s, ADHD and certain cancers are all linked to disruptive chemicals.

Doctor Winchester will talk about ways to limit chemical exposure this evening at the Universalist Unitarian Church on Richwoods Boulevard.

The free event takes place at 6:30 p.m.

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