By now, we've been able to clearly establish that xenoestrogens are just about everywhere in our society, thanks to the use of petrochemicals and industrialized farming. The bigger question facing us, however, is just how do these endocrine disruptors effect us? Since they are utterly ubiquitous, and even the most stringent of shoppers is almost sure to feel their effects in one way or another, what kinds of issues can we expect from exposure to xenohormones? Most importantly, what can each of us do to limit that exposure to its absolute minimum?
Firstly, to the effects of xenoestrogens. As we have previously discussed, small concentrations of endocrine disruptors may seem to be largely harmless, but can accumulate in the human body over time. An added danger arises when we examine the interactions between different compounds, which can amplify the effects of both, or lead to innate issues.
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