- Dr. Jill Kenney, Naturopathic Medicine, Fairfield, CT
What are endocrine disruptors?
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals and compounds that can interfere with hormones, part of the endocrine system. Endocrine disruptors mimic hormones and bind to receptor sites which can have a negative impact on the body. Certain cancers, infertility, and metabolic disorders are often associated with endocrine disruptors. Xenoestrogen is just one example of an endocrine disruptor that mimics estrogen in the body which can have significant negative effects.
Where can endocrine disruptors be found?
Plastic bottles and food containers
Canned food and drinks (seltzer)
Beauty products and deodorant
Fragrances: laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, lotion