4 Key Factors Affecting Your Health
- EDCs, both from within and outside the home have been contaminating the world via the natural flow of air and water around the globe for many decades.
- Exposure to EDCs plays a role in the proliferation of reproductive problems, endocrine-related cancers, asthma, infections, obesity, diabetes, and behavioral and learning disorders, including attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- EDC activity is not uniform: they have very different properties, sources, and fates in the environment. The additives and process chemicals are not traceable, they include the unknown by-products of manufacture, the toxicants resulting from the transformation of chemicals after their release into the environment, and the contamination before use resulting from the combination of chemicals within the container, as well as the outgassing from the container itself. All these are known risks, yet are unable to be measured
- The focus of research has shifted from investigating adult exposure vs disease outcomes to examining developmental (in utero and the first years of life) exposure as the most appropriate approach for endocrine-related diseases/disorders.
The findings show these known and unknown pollutants can create things such as increased infections, asthma, obesity, diabetes, and behavioral and learning disorders, including attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This revealing 2013 WHO/UNEP Report [message us if you’d like a copy] has proven that environmental and household EDCs play a much larger than realised role in the proliferation of male and female reproductive problems.
But that’s not all!
These EDCs are strongly linked to the cause of endocrine-related cancers. And this disruption may come from everyday products in your home, as seemingly innocuous as what you purchase for household care, personal care, or your cosmetic products. “Give me the gist of the findings, let me know how I’m being affected, cut to the chase“, you may be saying.