Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with endocrine (or hormone) systems. It is able to mimic oestrogen and can bind to the oestrogen receptors in a cell.

Nonylphenol

Nonylphenol – is a well-known endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC). Found in detergents, paints, toiletries has an effect like oestrogen (Estrogen, or oestrogen, is the primary female sex hormone) that encourages cell growth.

Nonylphenol exposure has also been associated with breast cancer

Bisphenol-A

Bisphenol-A – is an Endocrine Disrupting Chemical (EDC). A chemical used to make plasticsthat come into contact with food and drinks bottles. It’s also used to make protective coatings and linings for food and drinks cans.

Bisphenol-A has been linked to breast cancer and many other diseases.

Octylphenol 

Octylphenol – found in personal care products, cosmetics,  soaps, detergents, surfactants, paints, inks, adhesives, and products containing rubber.
Linked to the growth of breast cancer cells.

Triclosan

Triclosan – antibacterial ingredient found in some soap, toothpaste and other common household product

May lead to liver cancer

Endocrine Disruptors Research

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