According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (2015), “Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife.” They can be found in your food/product packaging, food, toys, cosmetics and detergents. Research endocrine disruptors, how they disrupt the endocrine system, common products they are found in and the possible complications of them.
Are you surprised by the concept of endocrine disruptors? What are some endocrine disruptors that you are or have been exposed to possibly? Do you think they have had any effect on yours or your family’s development and/or health? With more and more chemicals that individuals are exposed to (including food products), do you think this a serious issue and concern for endocrine dysfunction? Why or why not?