Hormone-Altering Chemicals Part 2

Yesterday I shared an interview with Peat Myers that described: “If you take a little bit of Bisphenol A and put it in corn oil and feed it to a mouse while she’s pregnant, and the amount fed to the mouse is equivalent to two parts per billion of her body weight, that a male mouse in her womb will grow up with a prostate that’s much bigger than it should be. And also its structure has been changed so that it’s hypersensitive to hormone stimulation. For the life of that animal, it’s got a different prostate. It’s got one that’s predisposed to prostate problems.” As little as 2 part per billion of some chemicals found in the environment is enough to alter development for a lifetime.

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Hormone-Altering Chemicals

By now most understand that widely used chemicals mimic hormones, estrogen in particular, but few know what this really means. This interview is one of those eye opening experiences. It changed fundamentally how I view and relate to environmental toxins. A must see.

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