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Xenoestrogen, Xenoestrogens

Xenoestrogens are synthetic substances that imitate or enhance the effects of estrogens. Xenoestrogens are endocrine disruptors.

Xenoestrogens have only been recently (less than 70 years) introduced into the environment. They are produced by industrial, agricultural, and chemical companies.

Xenoestrogens include:

4-Methylbenzylidine camphor (4-MBC) (sunscreen lotions)

hydroxy-anisole butyrate (food preservation)

atrazine (weedkiller)

bisphenol-A (food preservation, plasticizers)

DEHP (found in PVC plastic pipes)

dieldrin (insecticide)

DDT (insecticide)

hexachlorocyclohexane (insecticide)

endosulfan (insecticide)

erythrosine, Red Dye No.3

heptachlor (insecticide)

methoxychlor (insecticide)

Polychlorinated biphenyls,(PCB)s (lubricants, adhesives, paints)

p-nonylphenol (in PVC products and byproduct from detergents and spermicides)

parabens (lotions)

phenosulfothiazine (a red dye used in tissue culture media as a pH indicator)

phthalates (plastic softener)

Fantastic new books!

CAM Therapies has studies on natural therapies for over 100 diseases.

CAM Labs lists lab tests for 100 diseases.

Nutritional Genetics is a fantastic resource.




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