Watch, as Dr. Marchese recalls the toxins and chemicals that can cause leukemia.
So leukemia is actually very well studied in terms of environmental toxins. We know that women who are pregnant and spray pesticides around their home, their offspring have higher rates of leukemia. We know that children who grow up within 31 miles of nuclear power plants have higher rates of leukemia, both as children and as adults.
There’s a few pesticides that are directly linked with leukemia. One is lindane, and lindane is often used to treat lice. So it’s a very commonly applied insecticide to children when they have lice, and then those children can either get childhood or adult leukemia. So this area is very well studied, and we have some very clear toxic exposure risks for leukemia. And then also, hair dyes, especially black hair dye is directly linked with leukemia. So that’s an area women really want to be aware of.
About Dr. Marchese, N.D., LLC:
Dr. Marianne Marchese is a clinician, author, and educator. She graduated from Creighton University in 1990 with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy and specialized in neurological and orthopedic conditions while working at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Marchese received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland Oregon in 2002. She completed a two-year postgraduate residency in Integrative Medicine and Womens Health and completed a six-month post-graduate training in Environmental Medicine. Dr. Marchese has been an adjunct faculty member at a post-graduate college since 2003 teaching in the areas of women's health and environmental medicine. She first taught at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and later at Life Chiropractic College. Currently, she is clinical supervisor at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Marchese offers full laboratory services for diagnosis of disease and utilizes the naturopathic treatment modalities of: nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, chelation, cleansing, IV therapy, microcurrent, nutritional supplements, and natural bioidentical hormones. She utilizes an integrative model of health care and has a strong network of close relationships with practitioners of all disciplines. Dr. Marchese has served on the legislative committee for the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and currently is on the Board of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association.
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