Endocrine Disruptors Cause a Myriad of Hormonal Problems
Endocrine disruptors wear many hats. They can be found in numerous products that most people use daily, and they’re having a HUGE impact on human hormones. If you’re wondering where all the manly-men have gone, wonder no more. These disruptors are also called gender benders.
Elevated levels of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC’s) can cause reduced sperm quality in men, premature birth, low birth weight, and behavioral changes in children. These gender benders AKA endocrine disruptors have been seeping into rivers and streams and can spontaneously alter the biology of fish, changing male fish to female.
"Until now, there has been no solid evidence to show the long-term impact of this effect on fish in the wild -- but the new research focusing on wild roach in two UK rivers (Bourne and Arun) has provided new evidence
... It was found that intersex fish -- those that had their sexuality compromised by EDCs and which contain both male (sperm) and female (eggs) sex cells -- had their reproductive performance reduced by up to 76 percent
List of Common Chemical Endocrine Disruptors
In my article chemicals in the world
, I point out how chemicals are having a huge negative impact on the environment, humans, and animals. Below are just a few of the most common endocrine disruptors but sadly, there are many more.
Phthalates – Are found in vinyl flooring, plastics, soap, deodorants, nail polish, fragrances/perfumes, inflatable toys and IV tubing. They can cause testicular descent/testicular atrophy in fetuses, reduced sperm count, and inflammation in newborns.
Bisphenol A (BPA) – Can be found in water bottles, canned food lining, and dental sealants. It has been detected in 90 percent of umbilical cord blood that was tested. It increases your risk of breast cancer.
Perchlorates – Found in rocket fuel, fireworks, and fertilizers and contaminates waterways and soil. This chemical disrupts thyroid function and can lead to depression, weight gain, and low energy. This is but one reason to supplement iodine and choose a quality water filter. Find out more about perchlorates here.
Arsenic – Can be released into the environment during industrial activity. It’s been linked to insulin resistance, suppressed immunity, cardiovascular damage, weight changes, and slowed cognitive development.
Mercury – Found in fish and CFL light bulbs. It’s most toxic to pregnant women and their babies because it can affect menstruation and ovulation. Mercury also attacks the pancreas and insulin production.
Dioxin – Known hormone disruptor and byproduct of industrial processes. It’s found in meat and food products that contain animal products. Dioxin can cause heart problems, diabetes, reduced fertility, low sperm count, and spontaneous miscarriage. It accumulates in fat cells and can stay there for years undetected.
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) – Mostly found in Teflon and Gore-Tex coatings and is highly carcinogenic. According to the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment:
"The clearest evidence has been found for a relationship between exposure to PFOA and higher total cholesterol concentrations in blood, higher concentrations of the liver enzyme ALT in blood and a lower birth weight. For all other examined associations, the evidence is less clear. There are indications of an association with higher blood concentrations of other liver enzymes, LDL-cholesterol and uric acid. Indications have also been found for a higher risk of chronic inflammation of the bowel (ulcerative colitis), testis and kidney cancer, as well as pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia. Furthermore, associations have been found between exposure to PFOA and a decreased vaccination response, changes in concentrations of thyroid hormones in blood and thyroid disease."
Methoxychlor and Vinclozin – Both an incesticide and herbicide. Have been found to cause changes in male mice for up to four generations after exposure.
Nonxlphenol ethoxylates (NPE’s) – Potent endocrine disruptors. They can affect gene expression by turning off or on certain genes. They also mimic the female hormone estrogen and are likely responsible for marine species switching from male to female.
Bovine growth hormones – added to dairy products and known to cause premature adolescence.
MSG – Food additive that’s linked to decreased fertility. Find out more here.
Fluoride – Halogen gas added to water supplies in US. It can cause lower fertility rates, low sperm count, and is a major hormone disruptor.
Although children are most affected by these chemicals, they also affect the adult population. In all cases, they negatively impact the endocrine system and reproductive health.
The glands of your endocrine system along with the hormones they control, influence every cell, organ, and function of the body. They are responsible for regulating mood, growth, and development, metabolism, and reproductive processes.
This is why detoxing your liver is so very important! Learn how to cleanse your liver here and flush your liver here.
Reducing Your Exposure to Hormone Disruptors
Although it would be impossible to eliminate all chemicals from your environment, you can certainly reduce your exposure to decrease your risks. Fetuses are most vulnerable to their effects so pregnant women should pay close attention.
Go organic! Switch from processed foods to whole foods.
Do not buy products that have artificial food additives in them.
Use glass containers to store leftover foods. Decrease plastic wrapper use.
Switch over to natural brands for cosmetics and toiletries such as perfume/cologne deodorant, toothpaste, and soap.
Avoid using synthetic fragrances in your home. This includes fabric softeners, dryer sheets, and air fresheners.
Throw away Teflon coated pots and pans and opt for ceramic of glass.
Replace plastic shower curtains with fabrics.
Endocrine disruptors can have powerful consequences. Do everything you can to protect your family, but especially the unborn. It is crystal clear that BIG CORPA does not care about you or the environment. I will keep protesting and fighting for our rights but can't help but wonder when our government is finally going to be willing to protect us too!
Always consult your physician before using natural remedies, especially for anyone with preexisting conditions or anyone currently taking prescription medications. Although many efforts are made to ensure that the advice given on this site is professionally sound, the advice is not intended to replace a mutual relationship with a medical provider.
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