Saturday, January 2, 2010

Common chemical in plastic emasculates young boys

This is not the first, but is probably the best study showing the hormone-disrupting effects of fetal exposure to plastics. This study looked at the levels of BCP in the mother when the babies were still in the third trimester.   The males with the highest exposures had the least masculine behaviors.  The study concluded that exposure did not affect the girls, but if the exposure is estrogenic, it certainly could mess them up with menstruation or with fertility.   We should cook and drink with natural materials: glass, ceramic, cast-iron, stainless steel, enamel-coats, paper., wood, bone.  Avoid plastic cookware.  Microwaving is bad, but certainly don't microwave in a plastic container if you can at all help it.   

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