Bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates are known endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). EDCs look similar to the hormones in your body and can disrupt normal hormonal functions. For example, BPA mimics estrogen and phthalates block testosterone. Reducing exposure to EDCs is a healthy choice for everyone.
Pregnant or want to get pregnant?
Here are some facts:
EDCs have been linked to reduced fertility in both men and women.
These chemicals can pass through the placenta and breast milk from mother to child.
Early-life exposure to EDCs has been linked to developmental delays and behavioral problems in children.
Trying to detox?
Did you know:
EDCs have been linked to weight changes, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and breast cancer and other cancers.
Chemical pollutants are present in food and everyday products, such as cosmetics and household supplies.
Some people are more susceptible than others to the potential effects of EDCs, because of individuals’ genetics and other factors.
Just curious or concerned?
Some food for thought:
EDCs have no business being in your body. They add no value and can cause harm.
Unlike for other chemicals, such as lead or mercury, there are no established safe levels for BPA and phthalates.
Knowing your exposure level can empower you to make changes in your lifestyle, move the science forward, and influence policy.