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What Are Endocrine (Hormone) Disruptors?

The endocrine system plays an important role in our bodies—it’s responsible for producing a variety of hormones that regulate stress, metabolic functions, fertility, growth, blood sugar levels, and much more. Our endocrine system hangs in a delicate balance, and if that balance is off, hormone levels can become erratic and lead to a whole host of issues.

What chemicals in some consumer products are hormone disruptors?

Phthalates, Bisphenol A (BPA) and DDT are some of the more commonly known hormone disruptors found in everyday cleaning or beauty products.

Hormone disruptors to avoid:

BPA: This is a chemical that’s been used to make plastics. These chemicals can leach into food, drink, and personal care products.

Pesticides: Exposure to some pesticides may cause reproductive and neurological disorders and even cancer.

Phytoestrogens: Naturally occurring plant compounds that are found in a variety of foods including soy. While soy has other health benefits, in large amounts it can act like estrogen in the body, leading either to an overload of estrogen, or blocking the effects of estrogen, leading to too little estrogen.

Phthalates: These are used to make plastics more flexible. They’re found in everything from personal care products and cosmetics to detergents, adhesives, vinyl flooring, children’s toys, medical tubing, and more, and may have negative effects on hormonal health.

Triclosan: Triclosan is found in cleaning products and acts as an antibacterial and antifungal agent. The FDA recently banned its use in hand soaps, as it may harm the immune system, contribute to antibiotic-resistant germs, and alter hormonal regulation.

Parabens: Found mostly in beauty and personal care products like shampoos, conditioners and cosmetics, these artificial preservatives may increase cancer risk and alter hormonal regulation and the reproductive system.

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At Dr. Brite our mission is to create safe and effective health and wellness products for the entire family. We never jeopardize our customer’s safety by using toxic chemicals. Our chief scientist and the head of formulation is Dr. Paris Sabo who is a mom and a cancer surgeon. She is always looking for ingredients that are not only naturally derived but are effective and synergistically work to solve your everyday problems.

 

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