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The mimic hormone affecting our health

So far, at least, 45 chemicals have been identified as endocrine disruptors. Many of them are long-term organic compounds that remain in the environment for decades and accumulate in human tissues. This list includes certain herbicides, fungicides and insecticides (such as atrazine and chlordane); industrial chemicals and other waste products, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and dioxin; and a number of compounds found in plastics such as phthalates and styrenes, used in food and beverage containers. Continue reading