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Environmental Working Group, an environmental health advocacy organization has released a list of 12 of the worst hormone-disrupting chemicals. These chemicals affects, mimics or interfere with the actions of hormones in the human body.

· Bisphenol A (BPA): Found commonly in plastics. Health problems include obesity, early puberty and miscarriage.

· Dioxin: Found in animal fatty tissue. It is linked to lower sperm count and other reproductive system effects. Chronic exposure to dioxins has been linked to immunological problems and cancer.

· Atrazine: Could cause tumors, delayed puberty and prostate inflammation.

· Phthalates: found in detergents, plastic clothes, raincoats and personal care products, such as soaps, shampoos and nail polishes. Can affect the human reproductive system.

· Perchlorate: found in many produce and milk products. Affects the ability of the thyroid gland to make hormones.

· Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) or Fire retardants: disrupt thyroid activity, and lowers IQ.

· Lead: linked to brain damage, lower IQ, hearing loss and nervous system problems and lowers sex hormone level.

· Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs): found in no-stick cookware. linked to lower sperm quality, low birth weight and thyroid disease.

· Mercury: primarily found in fishes and seafood. Interferes with fetal brain development, woman’s ovulation, and can damage insulin producing cells in the pancreas.

· Arsenic: Enters through pesticides. Increases risks of bladder, lung and skin cancers.

· Organophosphate Pesticides: Affects brain development, behavior, fertility, and testosterone levels.

· Glycol ethers: Used as solvents in paints and cleaning products; lowers sperm count, aggravates asthma and allergies in children


· Buying organic produce.

· Avoid meat and seafood – which tend to accumulate these chemicals. Eat more vegetables and fruits.

· If you have to, consume only low mercury fishes.

· Use a filter (like reverse osmosis) for drinking water.

· Avoid food contact with Plastics. Use ceramic, glass or stainless steel instead.

· avoid plastic food containers and plastic wrap made from PVC

· Avoid Personal care products that list “fragrance” as an ingredient

· Consume enough iodine in the diet to reduce the effects of Perchlorate

· Avoid products with the ingredients 2-butoxyethanol (EGBE) and methoxydiglycol (DEGME)

Source: http://www.ewg.org/, Livescience, Other

Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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