Monday, October 28, 2013

Endocrine Disruptor list from EWG

I like this group. Just last week I used their sunblock app in my iPad to help me purchase a safe sunblock. I could look up the quality and safety of sunblock products while standing there in the health-food store. Pretty cool. They had one that topped the EWG list, so I bought it, trusting that I was getting a non-carcinogenic product. 

Here's a new list from them, about sources of dangerous chemicals that can mess up our endocrine systems. 


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Check out EWG and KAB's Dirty Dozen endocrine disruptors!We know that dangerous chemicals like hormone disruptors are found in many products.

That's why EWG has partnered with the Keep A Breast Foundation to develop our latest report for Breast Cancer Awareness Month - the Dirty Dozen list of endocrine disruptors.

There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another - and so much more.

The EWG/KAB Dirty Dozen list includes BPA, phthalates and other endocrine disruptors that are widespread in consumer products such as plastic containers, food cans and fragrances. The list also includes common contaminants that many people don't realize can be hormone disruptors, not only those familiar toxins - arsenic, mercury and lead - but other, less familiar chemicals such as glycol ethers and perfluorinated chemicals. The guide is intended for consumers of all ages, particularly young people who are most at risk from these dangerous substances.

EWG researchers compiled the new Dirty Dozen list by scouring scientific literature and identifying the most hazardous and widely-used hormone-disrupting chemicals that pollute the environment and ultimately our bodies. These substances are frequently found in food, water and consumer products. Studies have linked them to a wide array of health problems, including cancer, birth defects, lowered sperm count, lowered IQ, obesity and thyroid disease.

This is a must-see list of chemicals to avoid - check it out today!
Click here to see 12 of the worst hormone disruptors, how they do their dirty deeds, and some tips on how to avoid them.
EWG and partners like KAB work hard to make sure you have the information you need to live greener and healthier. We hope you learn something new from the endocrine disruptor Dirty Dozen.


Heather White
Executive Director, Environmental Working Group

The Environmental Working Group is a non-profit, non-partisan research organization dedicated to using the power of information to protect public health and the environment. The EWG Action Fund, a separate sister organization of EWG, is a legislative advocacy organization that promotes healthy and sustainable policies.

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