The term “hormone disruptor" or "endocrine disruptor” describe chemicals that are suspected or known to affect human hormones. Because these chemicals are found in products you use every day, you are exposed to many endocrine disruptors at the same time. Effects include interference with fetal and child development. In adolescent and adult women hormone disruption may result in gynecological problems such as uterine fibroids, reduced fertility, anxiety/depression and breast cancer.
Top chemicals to avoid:
1.) Parabens are preservatives used in many personal care products including lotions, shampoos, makeup and personal wipes.
Phthalates and Bysphenol (BPA) which are used in the production of plastics.
3.) Many pollutants are endocrine disruptors. A 1996 Review Article via National Institue of Health states,
"Examples of agents that have been shown to alter reproductive development in various species via an endocrine mechanism include:
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