The mounting evidence for Endocrine Disruption July 14 2017, 0 Comments

Interesting article on EDCs (Endocrine Disruptors), phthalate esters and organochlorines in scientific journal Nature:

"Numerous natural and synthetic chemicals have been reported to disrupt the normal function of the endocrine system, and subsequently produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, cardiovascular, metabolic, and immune effects in humans. These chemicals are often classified as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which include both natural and synthetic chemicals. Examples of synthetic chemicals include pharmaceutical agents, pesticides, diethylstilbestrol (DES), dioxin and dioxin-like compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and components of plastics such as bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates."

Read the full article here:

Wang, C. et al. The classic EDCs, phthalate esters and organochlorines, in relation to abnormal sperm quality: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Sci. Rep. 6, 19982; doi: 10.1038/srep19982 (2016).