Why Our Children Are Experiencing Precocious Puberty
Research from the University of California at Berkeley recently revealed that many conventional shampoo, soap, and toothpaste products are loaded with endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that damage hormones in developing children.
Researchers followed 338 children from pre-birth into adolescence to assess the impact of various environmental exposures. They found that, over the past 20 years, the average age at which children are reaching puberty has become increasingly younger. Personal care products that contain harmful chemicals known to interfere with normal hormone expression are a major culprit, and exposure begins in the womb.
EDCs like phthalates, parabens, and phenols are common in personal care products. They mimic hormones in the human body. When rubbed on skin or used orally, the chemicals can leech into the body, causing adolescent youth of both sexes to mature far too early.
Young girls are experiencing what scientists refer to as “precocious” puberty, the negative phenomenon of early puberty, at age 8 or younger, as opposed to about 11 years old. Precocious puberty is known to cause social troubles and increase the likelihood of young girls engaging in risky behavior.
Boys are also being affected by chemicals in personal care products, experiencing reductions in testosterone levels from simple use of contaminated products.
Kim Harley, the study’s lead author and an associate adjunct professor in Berkeley’s School of Public Health, says, “While more research is needed, people should be aware that there are chemicals in personal care products that may be disrupting the hormones in our bodies.”
When shopping for personal care products for yourself and your loved ones, be sure to read the labels. Avoid toxic ingredients that could pose serious health risks.
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Huff, Ethan. (28 Dec 2018). Study PROVES chemicals in shampoo and toothpaste are altering sex hormones in adolescents. Natural News.