Endocrine Disruptors are natural and/or man-made chemicals that can interfere with the body’s hormone & cell signaling system (aka: the endocrine system). Endocrine disruptors adversely affect reproductive health by mimicking or blocking the effects of male and female sex hormones.
Endocrine disruptors are ubiquitous in our environment, and we can be exposed through AIR, WATER, FOOD, and our SKIN. Household dust, flame retardants in bedding & furniture, food packaging, agriculture runoff, pesticides, & certain ingredients in skin and beauty products can all contain endocrine disruptors.
-Large body of research in animals and wildlife suggest endocrine disruptors may cause reductions in male fertility & female reproductive health issues, including fertility problems.
-Endocrine disruptors mimic estrogen, posing the greatest risk during prenatal & early postnatal development.
-Clear evidence exists that some endocrine disrupting chemicals cause effects in wildlife. Limited evidence exists for these effects in humans at environmental exposure levels.
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