Xenoestrogens as a Cause of Fertility Issues & Neurological Conditions

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 & imbalancesDermatological problemsGastrointestinal disturbances
Damage in a developing fetusBradycardiaRisk of cardiac arrest
DiarrhoeaRespiration disorders 

Chronic conditions include

Neurotoxic effectsEstrogenic effectsCarcinogenic
PolyneuropathyNeurological conditionsThyroid gland problems
Renal damage  

Common Sources of Xenohormones

PaintsNail polishDry cleaning chemicals
Almost all plasticsPesticidesHerbicides & fungicides
Emulsifiers found in cosmeticsPCDs from industrial wasteNon-organically grown meat
Certain types of fishFossil fuels/car exhaust fumes 

Learn how to get screened for the below xenohormones at the Swiss Biological medicine Center

Xenohormone     Found in
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