Mercola, Dr. "Are Toxic Chemicals in Household Products Killing Us?"Mercola.com. N.p., 12 Aug. 2015. Web. 03 Nov. 2015. <http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/08/12/toxic-household-products.aspx>.
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Impaired ovulatory cycles and polycystic ovary disease (PCOS) "Decreased dysgenesis syndrome": A syndrome involving cryptorchidism (undescended testicles), hypospadias (birth defect in which opening of urethra is on the underside of the penis instead of at the end), and oligospermia (low sperm count), and testicular cancer Interference with sexual differentiation in utero Enlarged prostate glands Disturbed lactation Numerous hormonal disruptions Early or delayed puberty Breast cancer and uterine fibroids
Cancer Hypothyroidism Reproductive problems Birth defects Immune system problems Organ damage
Deodorants and antiperspirants Shampoos and conditioners Shaving gel Toothpaste Lotions and sunscreens Make-up / cosmetics Pharmaceutical drugs Food additives
Bisphenol-A (BPA) Linked to Prostate Cancer
Structural damage to your brain Changes in gender-specific behavior and abnormal sexual behavior Hyperactivity, increased aggressiveness, and impaired learning Early puberty, stimulation of mammary gland development, disrupted reproductive cycles, ovarian dysfunction, and infertility Increased fat formation and risk of obesity Stimulation of prostate cancer cells Altered immune function Increased prostate size and decreased sperm production
Chemicals in Household Dust Linked to Obesity
Watch Out for Chemicals in Children's School Supplies
Natural fabric backpacks Stainless-steel lunchboxes Glass water bottles Notebooks and binders made from recycled cardboard or other natural fibers (look for "no PVC" on the label) Recycled paper products Water-based glues, glue sticks or "school glue" in lieu of stronger adhesives Plain wooden pencils made from sustainable wood or recycled newspaper Crayons made from soy or beeswax
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