Research has linked many chemicals in common use to cancer and hormone disruption. The effects of hormone disruptors have been linked to a myriad of problems in laboratory studies.

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A wide range of effects »

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 industry to take precautionary steps in introducing products and chemicals into the environment and 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...

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals »

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...

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More about Endocrine Disruptors »

THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM - By Dr A. Michael Warhurst

The endocrine system is a complex interplay between a number of hormones, including the sex hormones the oestrogens and androgens, and other hormone systems such as the thyroid system.

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Thinkbaby's chemical policy »

While many companies have begun to jump off BPA based plastics, many are jumping on new plastics and materials that have not been properly tested. Thinkbaby and Thinksport employs the precautionary principle when choosing materials to work with.

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