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Endocrine disruptors and reducing your overall toxic load

Endocrine disruptors and reducing your overall toxic load
Something we focus on at LOOK Organics is raising awareness around endocrine-disrupting chemicals and the impact of these chemicals on the human body and the environment.
 
What is an endocrine disruptor?
 
The word endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC) means a group of compounds that hinder the hormone signaling process which are our body's chemical messengers that are needed for regulating our bodily functions.
 
These substances can interfere with hormones and the normal function of the body’s endocrine system.
 
We can be exposed to EDC's by absorbing them through our skin, breathing them in, or ingesting them through food or water. The sources come from industrial chemicals, pesticides, metals, synthetic estrogens, polymers such as nylon, polyethylene, polyester, Teflon, and epoxy, and even pharmaceuticals.
 
This is why it is best to start looking at the ingredients in your everyday products, as some of them have the ability to contribute to negative health outcomes.
What do you use in your everyday home that you can replace to minimize your exposure?
 
Endocrine disruptors can be found in your everyday use household items, and are often overlooked.


These can include products like:
Canned goods 
Cleaning products
 Cookware material
Makeup products
Perfume
Toys
Drinking tap water
Plastic bottles
Personal care products
Candles
Fragrance wall plugs ins
Flame retardants on furniture
 
Below are a few free resources for you to get started checking your own personal products and start making the switch to reduce your toxin exposure.
 
Ewg.org
Think Dirty App
EWG App
Yuka app
 
Our word of advice:

Begin to look deeper. Read labels, and be curious about what is inside.​ Slowly start replacing your products and household items within your means and budget. It can seem overwhelming, but the more you know, the more power you have to make the best decisions for yourself and your health.

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