According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, “Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife. A wide range of substances, both natural and man-made, are thought to cause endocrine disruption, including pharmaceuticals, dioxin and dioxin-like compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls, DDT and other pesticides, andplasticizers such as bisphenol A. Endocrine disruptors may be found in many everyday products– including plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, cosmetics, and pesticides.” Learn more
The Endocrine Disruption Exchange
TEDX, founded by Dr. Theo Colborn (1927-2014) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to compiling and disseminating the scientific evidence on the health and environmental problems caused by low dose exposure to chemicals that interfere with development and function, called endocrine disruptors. Read more
The 12 Worst Hormone Disrupters and How They Can Harm You
The havoc that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies is almost endless: increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential hormones; accumulating in organs that produce hormones.
Here are 12 of the worst hormone disrupters, how they harm you, and some tips on how to avoid them. Read more