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Common Household Chemicals Linked to Human Disease in Landmark UN Study

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  • The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a joint report with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), titled: State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs), which suggests a ban of endocrine disrupting chemicals may be needed to protect the health of future generations
  • The joint study is the most comprehensive report on EDCs to date, highlighting a wide variety of health problems associated with exposure, including: non-descended testes, breast, prostate and thyroid cancer, nervous system defects, and ADD/ADHD
  • Some of the most commonly used endocrine disrupters are Bisphenol-A (BPA), Bisphenol-S (BPS), PCB’s, phthalates and agricultural pesticides
  • Rather than compile an endless list of things to avoid, it's far easier to focus on what you should do to lead a healthy lifestyle with as minimal a chemical exposure as possible. Thirteen helpful tips are included

By Dr. Mercola

Air pollution and chemicals found in common household and personal care goods are major sources of exposure that can lead to an accumulation of toxins in your body.


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