” A typical American comes in regular contact with some 6,000 chemicals and an untold number of potentially toxic substances on a less frequent basis. There are about 75,000 chemicals regularly manufactured and imported by U.S. industries, so you could be exposed to any number of them. Disturbingly, many of them have never been fully tested for safety. ”
Chemical Deception: Multiple Forms of Hormone-Disrupting Bisphenol Found In US Food Supply
You know about the dangers of Bisphenol A (BPA), and hopefully Bisphenol S (BPS), but did you know that there are at least eight toxic bisphenols in our food supply, with 75% of food samples from the US tested showing significant levels of these ubiquitous poisons?
Human fertility under attack : From research to action on phthalates and endocrine disrupting chemicals
Non-communicable diseases currently represent a leading threat to human health and human development and pose one of the key challenges of the 21st century.
Video by RESenvsante, April 10th, 2012, Paris, Assemblée Nationale colloquium on EDCs – focus on phtalates and fertility, starring Shanna Swan
Today, endocrine disruptors constitute a key to understanding how prevention can be better applied on those diseases and how their progression can consequently be halted. It is a matter of urgency and we must act immediately by devoting a higher amount of resources to research, by upgrading healthcare practices, by developing regulatory as well as economic tools and providing safer alternatives to endocrine disruptors.
” … A new study from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) shows that a widely used BPA substitute, bisphenol S (BPS), has the same negative effect as the original organic compound—blocking the cellular responses to the hormone estrogen… … If BPS is found to be harmful to humans, it could have a wide impact as the organic compound is used in everything from currency to receipt paper… ” Read Bisphenol S Shown To Disrupt Hormone Activity.
Manufacturers Replace BPA with Still Highly Toxic BPS
” … BPS is actually not only within the same range of toxicity of BPA, but is slower to degrade, and therefore will be more likely to remain a persistent toxin and environmental pollutant. It has already been found to be present in the urine of 81% of those tested from the United States and seven Asian countries… … new concern is being raised by a study published this month in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives showing that BPS has estrogenic activity comparable to estradiol, the most potent and therefore concerning human estrogen… ”