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What are the health risks of nonylphenol ethoxylates?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) are chemicals that help liquid substances such as oil and water mix. They are found in laundry detergents, shampoos, and cleaners. These chemicals can mimic the hormone estrogen to cause early menstruation, low sperm counts, and poor reproductive health. Use natural cleansers and consider alternative cleaning tools such as microfiber mops or steam cleaners that can reduce or eliminate the use of harsh chemicals.


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