What are endocrine disrupters? Why should we know?
A recent article on the senior women website tells us why we need to know this term and why we should be concerned.
The Environmental Working Group works constantly to protect us, the American people, from becoming victims of the products we use, the food we eat, and the air we breathe. The EWG and Duke University conducted research to find out what girls and women are innocently doing to harm their endocrine orEndocrine disruptors are chemicals that, at certain doses, can interfere with the endocrine (or hormone) system in mammals. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders. Any system in the body controlled by hormones can be derailed by hormone disruptors.
The research study included ten nail polishes such as OPI, Sally Hansen, Wet n Wild and others, popular with girls and women in this country. Nail color is trendy with girls as young as twelve. Adult women flock to nail salons where polish and other chemicals are applied.
The Duke and EWG research shows that within hours of polishing their nails, the subjects’ blood contained a toxic chemical, TPHP, which has growing evidence suggesting it may affect the hormone regulation, metabolism, reproduction and development systems.
Read the complete article on this subject at the link below.