Research has linked many chemicals in common use to cancer and hormone disruption. The effects of hormone disruptors have been associated with a myriad of problems in laboratory studies.
The effects range from breast cancer, Type II diabetes, obesity, changes in sexual maturation, infertility to developmental disorders.
And while many governments are beginning to take action, there remains strong resistance from big industries to take precautionary steps in introducing products and chemicals into the environment destined for consumer usage.
Prior to launching Thinkbaby and Thinksport, the founder worked for a lab funded by the National Institutes of Health to explore the possibility of designing an effective testing protocol using non-animal studies to identify...more
Endocrine disrupting chemicals are foreign chemicals which have the ability to mimic natural hormones in the body. These foreign chemicals, known as xeno compounds, have the ability to bind to receptors, both on the external membrane of cells or on receptors in the nucleus. In some instances, the xeno compounds block your body's natural hormones from doing their job. In other instances, they cause the cell to initiate the hormonal receptor's particular function. What troubles scientists is not only the increased rate at which cells are being triggered, but the timing, as the processes that...more