Hormone disrupting chemicals; a healthcare crisis we are just beginning to understand according to Time Magazine.
A recent series of papers from the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has uncovered a problem that may be responsible for millions of people who have had problems in the endocrine system, the part of the body that regulates hormones responsible for many of our normal functions.
The chemicals, in common plastics we consider safe likely impacts the developing brain and neurodevelopmental disabilities, obesity and diabetes, and male reproductive disabilities. The estimated costs of this problem is in the billions.
Check out the recent article featured in Time Magazine
Here’s the Staggering Healthcare Cost of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals
A suite of new studies puts a price tag on health problems linked to certain chemicals in our food, makeup and even couches—and it’s steep. The series of papers, just published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, convened expert panels who reviewed laboratory and population-based evidence that certain endocrine-disrupting chemicals—including pesticides, bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates, which are said to interfere with hormones in the human body—contribute to disease and disability. The cost in the European Union, they concluded, is likely €157 billion ($209 billion U.S.) per year, and may be as high as €270 billion ($359 billion) a year.