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What are endocrine disruptors?

Endocrine disruptors are toxic chemicals that pollute our environment and ultimately our bodies. These toxic substances are frequently found in food, water and consumer products. Studies have linked them to a wide array of health problems, including cancer, birth defects, lowered sperm count, lowered IQ and thyroid disease.

Two of the more well-known endocrine disruptors are BPA and phthalates, but others are widespread in consumer products such as plastic containers, food cans and fragrances. Other common contaminants include arsenic, mercury, lead and others that are less familiar, such as glycol ethers and perfluorinated chemicals.

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