Let’s Chat: What’s Disrupting You May Smell Good

This Let’s Chat has loads of info. There’s an info link, action step, and questions below the video. Thank for watching.

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife. A wide range of substances, both natural and man-made, are thought to cause endocrine disruption, including pharmaceuticals, dioxin and dioxin-like compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls, DDT and other pesticides, and plasticizers such as bisphenol A. Endocrine disruptors may be found in many everyday products– including plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, cosmetics, and pesticides. The NIEHS supports studies to determine whether exposure to endocrine disruptors may result in human health effects including lowered fertility and an increased incidence of endometriosis and some cancers. Research shows that endocrine disruptors may pose the greatest risk during prenatal and early postnatal development when organ and neural systems are forming.  https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/endocrine/index.cfm

In 2004, over 200 different industrial chemicals found in newborn cord blood.

There are chemicals in the air we breathe BUT they are chemicals found in a wide array of common household products — including furniture…and the things we put on our skin.

For 80 percent of the common chemicals in everyday use in this country we know almost nothing about whether or not they can damage the brains of children, the immune system, the reproductive system, and the other developing organs,”

The most helpful thing you can do for yourself is READ the INGREDIENTS list. Turning a bottle over, look away from the “buy-me” design on the front and read the ingredients list. You will start to get familiar with names and when you do look them up, you’ll better know what to avoid.

Do you have a fragrance story?
Who else out there thinks (or thought) something was wrong with them because they couldn’t do smells like everyone else?
Where do you stand now? What do you use?
What have you removed from your life, that doesn’t work for you or you can’t use? That I’m curious to know. And do you need help replacing fragrance containing items from your life? Comment below and I can gather a post with recommendations.

So what do you think?

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