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Hormone health is impacted by EDCs. They can interfere with our estrogen and insulin, and some research now links such interference to early puberty, decreased sperm counts, endometriosis, and hormone-related cancers such as breast, uterine, and thyroid. How has this happened?
It has been reported that many Americans are exposed to over 1,000 kinds of hormone-altering substances as we brush our teeth, inhale car exhaust, touch cash register receipts, and microwave our food in plastic containers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention teach us that 95% of Americans now show detectable levels of BPA, found in some plastics and epoxy resins, in our urine.
How can we protect ourselves? The Environmental Health Perspectives offers a relatively easy 3-Day Protocol. In this three-day effort, eat only fresh, organic foods, and we can significantly reduce urinary levels of BPA. That means skipping all canned foods and foods packaged in plastic containers. Avoid contact between your food and plastics of any sort. Drink your water from stainless steel containers when you’re on the go. That’s a helpful first step!
Other ways we can reduce the hormone-altering substances that are harmful is to
I am one of those people who relax by straightening closets and washing windows…so when I first learned about the chemical load that cleaning supplies could add to my household air quality, I had a little pity party, and I’m the only one who showed up! Now I have a good friend, DeDe Dozbaba, who helps me attend to my home-cleaning impulses without chemicals of any kind! DeDe showed me all the benefits of using the Norwex brand of cleaning products, and this is another great way to stay green while you go clean. I invite you to check out the Norwex alternatives with DeDe, too!