Are exposures to common chemicals affecting our hormone system?
The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that help regulate many functions of the human body such as growth, development and metabolism.
Recent scientific and public policy discussions have focused on some natural and man-made substances, external to the body, and whether or not these substances can and do interact with the endocrine system and what effects, if any, result from the interaction. The topic of "endocrine disruptors" is being popularized in media reports and discussed at scientific conferences.
This growing discussion prompts the question:
Are we being exposed to chemical substances in everyday products and in the environment that are affecting our hormone system and consequently causing negative health effects?
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