26 Mar '12, 7pm

Raging hormone disruptors: Common chemicals cause trouble even in small amounts

Raging hormone disruptors: Common chemicals cause trouble even in small amounts

The cigarette isn't the only danger in this photo. (Photo by Regan Walsh.) The BPA in your water bottle may be even more dangerous than you think. A major new paper is raising the alarm about low-level exposure to endocrine disruptors, substances like bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates that interfere with hormones in the human body. These endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are found in a vast array of everyday products like plastics, household cleaners, cosmetics, pesticides, upholstery, and paper receipts. “The dose makes the poison” is a widely accepted tenet in the field of toxicology, suggesting that a substance’s impact on the body increases with the amount of exposure. Case in point: A drop of arsenic in a well may not produce any noticeable health problems; a generous pour mixed into lemonade can kill a man. Get ready for a change in accepted dogma: A paper publ...

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