endocrine disruptor

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endocrine disruptor

A substance which interferes with the synthesis, secretion, transport, binding, action or elimination of natural hormones in the body that are responsible for development, behaviour, fertility and maintenance of homeostasis (normal cell metabolism).

Examples
DDT, polychlorinated biphenyls, bisphenol A, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, phthalates.

endocrine disruptor

(dĭs-rŭp′tĕr)
A chemical that may imitate or block the function of natural hormones if it is absorbed by the body. Many pesticides and plasticizing compounds, e.g., phthalates, are thought to disrupt endocrine pathways, esp. if they are absorbed by pregnant women during embryonic and fetal development.
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The FDA approved Silicone natural food-safe elements for kitchen use and it has replaced non-stick cookware treated with perfuorooctanoic acid (PFOA) a suspected carcinogen and hormone disruptor.
In addition, the noodles come packaged in styrofoam that contains bisphenol A (BPA), a well-known female hormone disruptor.
They mimic estrogen, a known hormone disruptor, interrupting hormone dependent pathways.
BPA is called a hormone disruptor, which means it enters the body and acts like a hormone, a chemical that can control body processes.
For example, oxybenzone, a mainstay in many sunscreens, is a suspected hormone disruptor that could have an impact on the reproduction of aquatic species.
One, for instance, is a substance known as oxybenzone that is a suspected hormone disruptor that could contribute to the disruption of aquatic species reproduction.
OTHER MAKE-UP May contain BHA (butylhydroxyanisol) Suspected carcinogen and hormone disruptor
EPA classifies pyrethroids permethrin and cypermethrin as possible human carcinogens, and permethrin as a suspected hormone disruptor.
According to EWG's research, 22 percent of all personal care products on store shelves today-including children's products-may contain a cancer-causing ingredient (1,4Dioxane), while some 60 percent of sunscreens contain oxybenzone, a potential hormone disruptor.
It's a hormone disruptor found in plastic products, including baby bottles and water bottles, and in the lining of metal food and beverage cans.
Especially worrisome, Wallinga says, is that just tiny doses of a hormone disruptor can have a big impact.
Number of chemicals detected in the Toxic Nation adult study volunteers that are linked to a listed health effect Chemicals' effect Number of chemicals detected in study volunteers on health that are linked to a listed health effect * Number Average Range Carcinogen 41 28 18-36 Hormone disruptor 27 18 13-24 Respiratory toxin 21 15 12-18 Reproductive/ developmental toxin 53 38 28-46 * The average number of chemicals detected has been rounded to the nearest whole number.