Xenoestrogens are chemicals that mimic estrogen, attach to their receptors and overly stimulate them disrupting the hormonal balance. They have been linked to breast, uterine, and ovarian cancer in women, and kidney, prostate, and brain cancer in men. You can eliminate up to 70% of environmental xenoestrogens by using this simple acronym.
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BUBBLES: Many bubbles contain sodium lauryl sulfate, which is a hormone disrupting chemical. Read the ingredients list to see if your products contain this chemical.
SCENTS: Phthalates are found in fragrances and many affect the reproductive organs of baby boys. Avoid scents that last longer than 15 minutes or use pure essential oils instead.
FIRE RETARDANT: Items that claim to be fire retardant contain TBBPA (BPA) and is found in synthetic fabrics. Instead choose cotton and natural fabrics.
ANTIBACTERIAL PRODUCTS: Antibacterials may contain Triclosan, a pesticide, which can disrupt hormones and may contribute to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Read the ingredients list to see if your products contain this chemical.
CANS & BOTTLES: Most cans are lined with BPA/BPS. BPA is a chemical that is used to make certain plastics that can cause hormonal disruptions. Choose alternative packaging such as glass or tetra packs.
THREE’S & SEVEN’S: Avoid plastic with recycle symbols 3’s (phthalates) and 7’s (BPA/BPS). Check the recycle triangle on the bottom of the bottle or package.
SPF/SUNSCREEN: Oxybenzone and benzophenone are ingredients in many sunscreens that mimic estrogen and are possibly linked to breast cancer. Use oils, such as carrot tissue oil or raspberry oil, with natural SPF.