Hormone Disruptors in Everyday Chemicals Linked to Diseases

February 25, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com

A report commissioned by the United Nations Environment Program and the World Health Organization has found pathogenic hormone-disrupting substances in a multitude of certain common, everyday materials like credit cards, sunglasses, toys, dashboards, pvc flooring, cosmetics and agricultural pesticides.

The report—produced over a period of two years by an international team of health experts—is titled “State of the Science of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals.” It was released February 19, and it notes the “serious consequences” for health of some of the culprit substances such as phthalates, bisphenol A and brominated flame retardants. According to the report, the consequences are grave enough to warrant a ban to protect future generations.

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