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Have Human Hormones Been Eclipsed by Synthetic Ones?

Have Human Hormones Been Eclipsed by Synthetic Ones?

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  • Hormone-mimicking chemicals called parabens have been detected in breast cancer tissues at concentrations up to 1 million times higher than the estrogen (estradiol) levels naturally found in human breast tissue
  • Researchers have expressed concern that children may be exposed to so many synthetic hormone-mimicking chemicals that they could potentially overtake the actions of his or her natural hormones
  • The toxicology of these chemicals has barely been investigated – and the more recent studies that have come out showing cause for alarm are being all but ignored by U.S. regulatory agencies
  • Parabens are widely used in personal care products like shampoo, lotion, deodorant, shaving gel and cosmetics; become an avid label reader to be sure any personal care product your purchase is free from these, and other, hormone-mimicking chemicals

By Dr. Mercola

When you wake up in the morning, there's a good chance you start your day by showering, shaving, washing your hair, and putting on deodorant and any number of other lotions, cosmetics and personal care products.

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