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Endocrine disruptors. Hormone disruptors. Why should you care? What is the Endocrine System? Inside your body, you have a system that controls your growth and development, moods, metabolism, sexual function, sleep, immune function, and more. Called the “endocrine system,” it’s made of up glands that secrete chemicals called “hormones” into the bloodstream and surrounding tissues.
For years those of us concerned about reducing the toxic load we’re all carrying everyday have been pushing to get BPA out of our daily products. A chemical used to make plastics, BPA has been linked to breast cancer, prostate cancer, hormone disruption, developmental problems, neural and behavioral effects in infants and children, and more.
On February 5, 2013, New York Times columnist Mark Bittman wrote an article entitled “Cosmetics Wars.” I’d like to bring it to your attention for two reasons: 1. He notes that if all goes according to plan, next month the European Union will become “cruelty-free,” banning the sale of all cosmetic ingredients that were tested
October swamped the market with pink. Some companies had the best intentions in donating funds for breast cancer research, but others seem to have their wires crossed. Take Progresso Soup, for example. Go to your local grocery store before the month is out and you are likely to find pink ribbons on the cans. These