Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals – interfering with our health
Most health organizations and universities in the world are aware of the endocrine disruption, neurotoxicity, cytotoxicity, and immunotoxicity of flame retardants.
The endocrine system is a network of glands and organs that produce, store, and secrete hormones. When functioning normally, the endocrine system works with other systems to help maintain the body’s health. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are substances in the environment (air, soil or water supply), food sources, personal care products, and manufactured products that may interfere with the normal function of your body’s endocrine system.
Of the hundreds of thousands of man-made chemicals, it is estimated that about 1,000 may have endocrine-acting properties. EDC are most commonly found in consumer products such as plastics, household chemicals, and fabrics treated with flame retardants.