Protecting Our Daughters from Endocrine Disruptors

Keeping our daughters safe from endocrine disruptors is a challenge, to say the least. Little girls exposed to phthalates in early childhood showed signs of lowered thyroid function, researchers at Columbia University have found.

Phthalates (pronounced “tha-lates”) are a family of chemicals that are used to make plastic and vinyl softer and more flexible; they’re also used in in cosmetics, personal care items, perfume, hairspray, soap, shampoo, nail polish, detergents and hundreds of other consumer products.

In this article by Claudya Martinez, she shares the dangers exposure to this chemical creates, especially for our daughters.


Residents in the Mid -Ohio River Valley had higher than normal levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) based on blood samples collected over a 22-year span, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati. The primary concern with PFOA is that it takes a very long time to leave the human body, and studies indicate that exposure to PFOA over certain levels may result in adverse health effects, including developmental effects, liver and tissue damage and immune and thyroid impacts.

You can read the full story here:


A European Commission approved a list of criteria to help identify what are known as endocrine disruptors in products used to protect farm animals and plants from disease and insects. Endocrine disruptors are believed to have a role in many health conditions, from obesity to infertility, and are found in many common goods such as cosmetics or even toys.

Here is their report:


Jessica Schladebeck filed this report on the new uniforms American Airlines employees are required to wear. The problem is those uniforms are making people sick!


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