13 hormone-disrupting chemicals (and how to avoid them)

| May 22, 2019

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The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released one of its "Dirty Dozen" lists, this one with the goal of educating consumers about the worst offenders when it comes to endocrine-disrupters, or hormone-altering chemicals, commonly found in our environment and in our homes. Chemicals that affect or mimic human hormones can cause problems in all of the body's major systems, leading to such diseases as high blood pressure, cancer, brain damage and infertility.

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