Some compounds in consumer products are causing diverse array of health issues
Our lives need to be supported by many essential chemicals. Some of the chemicals that are now increasingly being incorporated into our daily use, may be doing more harm than good.
Testosterone hormone in male is what carbon is to steel. It is mostly associated with manhood. This androgenic sex hormone produced by the testicles in men is becoming increasingly rare among older and busy men.
Animal and human endocrine systems are being disrupted by the increasing amount of chemicals being released into the environment. From personal hygiene products, cleansers, contraceptive drugs to food and drinking water, there are endocrine-disrupting chemicals in amounts that were never as bad before.
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with endocrine (or hormone) systems at certain doses. Any system in the body that is controlled by hormones can be derailed by hormone disruptors.
Endocrine disruptors are affecting Pregnant and or nursing women and subsequently they are transferring these chemicals to the young one. Endocrine disruptors are also affecting the development of male foetuses. Young children especially boys are experiencing early puberty which may have a knock-on effect of influencing physical and psychological health, including an increased risk of hormone-related cancers.
The more women are exposed to these hormone-disrupting substances, the greater the chance that their sons will have smaller genitals and incomplete testicular descent, leading to poor reproductive health in the long term. EDCs are also a threat to male fertility, as they contribute to testicular cancer and lower sperm count.
Testicular Dysgenesis Syndrome (TDS), is a collective term for all of the above birth defects and abnormalities. TDS is well linked with impaired production of testosterone.