Are Building Products Making Us Fat?

March 13, 2019 by Robert T. Reville and Adam Grossman

Are the products used to build our buildings also making us fat? Are our diet sodas giving us cancer?

Executive Summary

FIRST ARTICLE OF A SERIES. There's more scientific evidence that chemical compounds in building materials and plastics can be linked to obesity than that artificial sweeteners can be linked to cancer, according to executives from Praedicat. Here, they explain the science suggesting that Bisphenol A, dibutyltin and diethylene glycol dibenzoate may be obesogens—science exploring the impact of these chemicals on the appetite control functions of adipose tissue.

As though it isn’t hard enough to watch our diets, as insurers we have to worry about what it all means for liability emerging risk too. We can help with the emerging risk, but we have to leave the dieting to you.Executive SummaryFIRST ARTICLE OF A SERIES. There’s more scientific evidence that chemical compounds in building materials and plastics can be linked to obesity than that artificial sweeteners can be linked to cancer, according to executives from Praedicat. Here, they explain the science suggesting that Bisphenol A, dibutyltin and diethylene glycol dibenzoate may be obesogens—science exploring the impact of these chemicals on the appetite control functions of adipose tissue.