Sunday, January 15, 2017

Science: Endometriosis, Fibroids Caused By These Common Chemicals, Billions In Annual Medical Costs

Science: Endometriosis, Fibroids Caused By These Common Chemicals, Billions In Annual Medical Costs

fibroids endometriosis pthalates DDT DDEBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
In a new study, a team of researchers set out to estimate the health cost of two chemicals in the European Union – pthalates and DDE.
Both of these chemicals are known hormone disruptors and are found virtually everywhere in the Western world. From plastics to pesticides and from makeup to food both pthalates and DDE are almost impossible to avoid by anyone living a life that is considered somewhat normal.
But both have been strongly linked with “common” female reproductive issues, particularly endometriosis and fibroids.
Between fibroids and endometriosis, it is estimated that 70% of women will experience infertility as a result of exposure.
There are substantial human and toxicological studies (in mice and other lab animals) that suggest that exposure to these endocrine-disrupting chemicals, many of which are increasing in use, are contributing to female reproductive conditions,” said Dr. Leonardo Trasande, associate professor of pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine.
DDE is actually a breakdown product of DDT that was banned for agricultural purposes by the United States and Europe in the 1970s. The product is still used for disease control and its agricultural residue still lingers in the environment. For that reason, most exposure to pthalates comes from eating food produced in contaminated soils/water and from eating food and drinks stored in plastic that contains pthalates.
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