What does nail polish and plastic packaging have to do with fertility issues and neurological conditions?
Xenoestrogens are defined as chemicals that mimic some structural parts of the physiological estrogen compounds, therefore may act as estrogens or could interfere with the actions of endogenous estrogens. They have an estrogenic effect on both the male and female bodies, causing a relative progesterone deficiency. These toxic substances are easily absorbed through the skin and build up in the body over time.
We come into contact with xenohormones on a daily basis. Once you know where and what they are, you can avoid them or not use products that contain them. There has been extensive research on the connection between xenohormones and hormone disruption, which leads us to fertility issues and imbalances.
Xenoestrogens have both acute conditions and chronic effects
Acute conditions include
|Fertility issues & imbalances||Dermatological problems||Gastrointestinal disturbances|
|Damage in a developing fetus||Bradycardia||Risk of cardiac arrest|
Chronic conditions include
|Neurotoxic effects||Estrogenic effects||Carcinogenic|
|Polyneuropathy||Neurological conditions||Thyroid gland problems|
Common Sources of Xenohormones
|Paints||Nail polish||Dry cleaning chemicals|
|Almost all plastics||Pesticides||Herbicides & fungicides|
|Emulsifiers found in cosmetics||PCDs from industrial waste||Non-organically grown meat|
|Certain types of fish||Fossil fuels/car exhaust fumes|
Learn how to get screened for the below xenohormones at the Swiss Biological medicine Center
|Glyphosat||The most popular herbicide Roundup|
|Chlorpyrifos||Pesticides used on crops, animals, and buildings, and in other settings, to kill a number of pests, including insects and worms.|
|Phthalate-metabolites||Products, such as toys, detergents, lubricating oils, food packaging, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, such as nail polish, hair sprays, aftershave lotions, soaps, shampoos, perfumes and other|
|Bisphenol||Plastic food containers and water bottles|
|Pyrethroids||Commercial and household insecticides, used to kill mosquitoes|
|PFOA||Teflon kitchenware and other non-stick pans|
|Pentahlorphenol||Popular disinfectants, wood varnish|