Hormone disruptors are compounds that are ubiquitous in our environment. They can be found in products in each of our homes, at our workplaces and virtually everywhere we go. A few of the most common hormone disruptors (endocrine disruptors) include: BPA, triclosan, and 4-nonylphenol. These compounds can affect women, men as well as children, and can have a significant impact on your health. The nervous system, immune system, GI system and endocrine system are all susceptible to the effects of toxins such as BPA, triclosan and 4-nonylphenol.
BPA is found primarily in plastic products and bottles that have the recycling symbol and number 3 or 7 on their bottom. The most commone route for exposure to BPA is through the foods and beverages we consume, sue to the packaging that many foods are purchased in. BPA is found in the following products:
- Baby bottles
- Plastic water bottles
- "To-go" food containers
- Beverage containers (paper cups for example
- Plastic cutlery
- Thermal paper receipts
- Many medical devices
- Many dental devices
- Eyeglass lenses
This agent is used as an anti-microbial is commonly found in children toys, bedding and trash bags. It is also found in many personal products such as:
- Shaving cream
- Household cleaning products
- Commercial cleaning supplies
As an endocrine disruptor, this compound is used in products that contain surfactants. Sources of 4-Nonylphenol include the following;
- Foaming agents
These hormone disruptors are toxic and are unfortunately found in many common every day items. Environmental toxins are contributing the development of Cancer and chronic diseases. Cancer is the leading cause of death in the United State. Take action to assure that you can limit your risks and improve your health.
To learn more about hormones and environmental toxicity, contact: 702-292-8882.
The Doctor's at Tru Health are regional experts in the field of integrative medicine and hormone balance. Offering services to Santa Rosa and Sonoma county communities such as Healdsburg, Petaluma, Napa, Sebastopol as well as Rohnert Park.
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