The Secret Life of Chemicals – a new book by Professor Alfred Poulos
The Secret Life of Chemicals (2021, Springer) by Professor Alfred Poulos is a thorough, simply-worded guide to the many chemicals present in the environment, and their connection to disease including cancer, heart disease and auto-immune disorders. Find out more about The Secret Life of Chemicals
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About Prof Alfred Poulos, Ph.D., LLB GDLP
Born in Australia of Greek parents, Prof Alfred Poulos has worked in universities, research institutes and hospitals in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.
Professor Poulos has a PhD from London University, a law degree from Adelaide University and a professorship from Adelaide University, for his research into genetic diseases, fats and fat metabolism. He held the position of Chief Medical Scientist at the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia, for many years and has published over 150 papers in the international scientific and medical journals. He is a current member of the Alfred Health Ethics Committee, reviewing research projects for Alfred Health and Alfred Research Alliance partners.
While Professor Poulos’ medical and scientific research has been wide and varied, it has chiefly focused on the role fats play in health and disease. His recent interests are in nutrition, and in the chemical pollutants present in our food, water and the environment. This interest led to his publication of The Silent Threat, a book that provides consumers with information on the source of many of these chemicals as well as their possible effects on our health. He has self-published five other titles including Weight Loss: Navigating the Maze of Strategies; Olive Oil – Everything You Want to Know, Organic Food – A Guide for Consumers and Fish Oils – Everything You Want to Know – the latter co-authored with Dr Stephen Hardy.
He is a passionate foodie and home cook, he bakes his own bread and shops weekly at the Queen Victoria Market.