ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUPS DIRTY DOZEN LIST 2013
We look to the Environmental Working Groups Dirty Dozen list 2013 to keeps us informed and on top of the dangerous chemicals like hormone disruptors that are found in many products. Most recently the EWG partnered with the Keep A Breast Foundation to develop their latest report for Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the Dirty Dozen list of endocrine disruptors. There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another – and so much more.
The EWG/KAB Dirty Dozen list includes BPA, phthalates and other endocrine disruptors that are widespread in consumer products such as plastic containers, food cans and fragrances. The list also includes common contaminants that many people don’t realize can be hormone disruptors, not only those familiar toxins – arsenic, mercury and lead – but other, less familiar chemicals such as glycol ethers and perfluorinated chemicals. The guide is intended for consumers of all ages, particularly young people who are most at risk from these dangerous substances.
EWG researchers compiled the new Dirty Dozen list by scouring scientific literature and identifying the most hazardous and widely-used hormone-disrupting chemicals that pollute the environment and ultimately our bodies. These 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, obesity and thyroid disease.
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EWG and partners like KAB work hard to make sure you have the information you need to live greener and healthier. We hope you learn something new from the endocrine disruptor Dirty Dozen.