Archive | Hormone/Endocrine Disruptor Basics

Your cells: Complicated, vulnerable to disruption by BPA and other chemicals

Complicated and Fragile Another reason that such small concentrations can affect you is that they operate inside of tiny cells that are complicated and fragile. And that makes it a matter both of scale and potency. The cells in your body are like a well-run city maintained with carefully balanced mechanisms that produce energy, get […]

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The Amounts Are Too Small To Matter (A Deadly Misconception)

See also: This is why you need to be concerned about tiny doses of environmental chemicals like BPA Hormones are tremendously powerful. And yet, they have huge effects on your body and health at incredibly tiny amounts — parts per billion and parts per trillion. For example, this article published by the U.S. National Institutes […]

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Evolving Connections Between Phthalates and Obesity/Type 2 Diabetes

In short: scientific evidence increasingly finds that phthalates are connected with Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. More research is needed. The following excerpts come from  peer-reviewed studies published in 2014 and 2015. Note, the term “epigenetics” refers to a process in which the activity of a gene can be controlled, blocked or overexpressed by mechanisms […]

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Why Is “Estrogenic Action” Important?

The term “estrogenic” refers to hormone disrupting chemicals like BPA and other chemicals from plastics, pesticides and other sources that can affect the health of both men and women in ways that are similar to estrogen. Most hormone disruptors exhibit estrogenic action. The Endocrine Society (www.endo-society.org) — the world’s oldest and largest organization for doctors […]

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What Is A Hormone/Endocrine Disruptor?

Potent chemicals that can damage your health while present in the same incredibly tiny concentrations as your body’s own hormones are Hormone Disruptors. Scientists and medical researchers call these chemicals “Endocrine Disrupting Compounds,” but we’re going to call them “Hormone Disruptors.” Why? Because “hormone” is a much more familiar word than “endocrine” and connects more […]

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