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Common hormone disruptors, that should be avoided!

Xenoestrogens / Xenohormones / Endocrine disruptors / Hormone disruptors

Here follows a list of some of the most common hormone disruptors. This list is

incomplete and a work in progress, but should help you get started avoiding some of

the most common and harmful hormone disruptors.

  1. Chemical sunblocks:

Most sunblocks that are absorbed (disappear) into your skin have one of these strong hormone disruptors as an active ingredient:

o 3/4-Methylbenzylidene-camphor (4-MBC)

o octyl-methoxycinnamate (OMC)

o octyl-dimethyl-PABA (OD-PABA)

o bexophenome-3 (Bp-3)

o homosalate (HMS).

The only sunblocks that don`t contain this are the physical blocks with zinc-oxide/titanium-oxide, which is not absorbed into the skin or those with herbal and antioxidant protective substances.

  1. Most of the commercial air fresheners on the market.
  2. Aluminium:

Used as an anti-caking agent in standard baking powders.

Most standard baked goods contain aluminium.

In antiperspirant deodorant.

  1. Birth control pills
  2. Growth hormones in mass produced meat, dairy and eggs.
  3. BHA and BHT

In medications, such as certain statins.

Used as preservatives

o in food (E320)

o and in cosmetics, such as body lotions, moisturisers, shaving creams, sunscreens.

  1. BPA

In plastic, such as water bottles

Till slips

Canned food and drinks (in the lining)

  1. Various insecticides (avoid insect sprays in your home!)
  2. Dry cleaning chemicals
  3. Fabric softeners

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