Hormone Disruptors – Part 7 (Male or Female)
I have decided to do a series of posts that I hope will enlighten you on very common ingredients that we consume or ingest every day that may have an impact on your hormones.
The symptoms of hormone disruptions vary from lack of sleep to hot flashes, spacey behavior, fatigue, under active thyroid, migraines, pulmonary problems, early puberty. And the list goes on and on. These chemicals are found not just in our foods, but also in common household items such as plastics, pesticides, fertilizers, flame retardants, food packaging, and household cleaners.
My recommendation is to avoid chemicals as much as possible, without living in a bubble of course. The market these days has a huge selection of healthier alternatives. All you have to do is educate yourself and make better choices. Every little bit makes a difference.
Here is the seventh chemical to avoid:
- PCBs or Polychlorinated Biphenyls: This chemical is found in fluorescent light fixtures, fiberglass, caulking, floor finishes, adhesives, oil-based paints, electrical equipment, soil & ground water. This chemical has been directly linked to certain liver & stomach cancers, immune, reproductive, nervous, and endocrine systems.
Recommendation: If possible, replace old light fixtures and appliances.Be careful of lake & river fish that may contain high levels of PCBs.