xeno-oestrogens

xeno-oestrogens

Substances with oestrogenic properties derived from other than biological sources. A number of organochloride compounds, for instance, have been found to be sufficiently oestrogenic to cause a rise in the incidence of breast cancer in groups of women exposed to them. The insecticide dieldrin is a case in point.
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They are called xeno-oestrogens and come from a number of sources including; the polluted environment, pesticides used on fruits and vegetables, smoking, mercury fillings, fluoride and plastic bottles.
Also try to eat as organically as you can and use natural skincare products in order to avoid xeno-oestrogens - or 'gender-bender' chemicals - which come in to the body from the plastics and pesticide industry.
High levels may be caused by xeno-oestrogens (toxins from outside the body), which mimic the hormone.
XENO-OESTROGENS, or foreign oestrogens, can leak from the plastic of water bottles left in the sun and may lead hormonal imbalances.