John Peterson Myers, PhD, Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University and author of ‘Our Stolen Future’

By Seth Quittner

If you think obesity is about couch potatoes and gluttony, or calories in vs. calories out, you must think again. Or better yet, read this book. It tells a complex scientific story with vivid, accessible clarity about the role that obesogens—chemical contaminants that can alter our metabolism, appetite, and more—play in making us fat. The bad news is that obesogens are all too common and hard to avoid if you aren’t paying attention. The book’s good news is that there are many simple, practical steps you can take that will protect you and your family.