What are Endocrine Disruptors?

Nourish your health and boost your fertility by saying goodbye to endocrine disruptors (EDCs)! Endocrine disruptors are common chemicals used as preservatives in foods and cosmetics. But, EDCs also mess up your hormones [1]. So, promote hormonal balance by avoiding these endocrine-disrupting chemicals.


Meet Your Endocrine System

Detox from endocrine disruptors to meet your health and family goals. Crush these goals by supporting your endocrine system.  

The endocrine system regulates our hormone production. These hormones influence everything from our sleep to our sex drive to our emotions. 

Yeah, you can blame the endocrine system for getting emotional during a pet adoption commercial. That, and Sarah McLaughlin's "Angel," and the whole cute animals thing...

Our endocrine system is regulated by a network of glands [2].

Here's how the endocrine system works:

  • Hypothalamus  - The head boss in charge acts as a control center to produce essential hormones.

  • Pituitary glands - Call them Hypothalamus' second-in-command. They release hormones from the hypothalamus but also make their own hormones to influence other glands. 

  • Thyroid gland - The Muscle of the Ops; this gland regulates growth and development hormones.

  • Adrenal glands - Worryworts unite! These glands release stress hormones that promote our fight-or-flight instinct.

  • Pancreas - The life of the party. Thank the pancreas for influencing our appetite, glucose levels, and energy.

  • Gonads - Dim the lights for these glands. Testes and ovaries produce testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, etc. 

Do you ever feel like you're a machine? Well, you sort of are! 

All of these hormones work to keep us going. And EDCs can really mess things up.

Do You Need An EDC Tune-Up?

Find balance by figuring out your toxic exposures. The first step is to listen to your body. 

Our bodies are always communicating to us when something is going wrong. Like a car making a loud noise, we tend to turn the volume on our music up and keep going. 

There are many types of endocrine disruptors. We’re also very unique, so our exposures differ. These both can influence an EDC’s effects. 

Common effects of endocrine disruptors include [3]:

  • Allergies

  • Fertility issues

  • Low libido

  • Skin problems

  • Sleep trouble

  • Weight gain

  • Respiratory illness

  • Cancer

  • And more

Get to Know Your EDCs

Getting to know your hormone disruptors is key for detoxifying your daily routine. Make EDCs as easy as A-B-C. Keep an eye out for hormone-disrupting ingredients.

Common endocrine disruptor examples include:

1. Bisphenols

Do these sound familiar? Bisphenols get a lot of media coverage as common hormone disruptors. Protect your body from a variety of health issues, including cancer. 

Keep a lookout for these bisphenols:

Also, don't fall for "BPA-free" plastic. It may contain BPF or BPS instead!

2. Parabens

There are many types of parabens used as antimicrobial agents in everyday cleaners, lotions, and hair products. Natural beauty doesn’t need to be toxic.

Scrub these chemicals out of your routine:

3. Phthalates

These solvents are the most common endocrine disruptors in cosmetics. They've been linked to fertility issues in males and females. Looking good doesn’t have to come at the cost of your fertility.

Promote a healthier conception by avoiding:

  • Monoethyl phthalate

  • Monobutyl phthalate

  • Mono(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

  • Mono(2-ethyl-5-hydroxyhexyl) phthalate

  • Mono-(2-ethyl-5-carboxypentyl)-phthalate) 

4. Benzophenone-3

Soak up sun rays, not toxic chemicals. Benzophenone-3, or oxybenzone, is a UV filter used in many cosmetics and sunscreens. It's been linked to cancer and fetal development issues in pregnant women. Get your tan on safely with Million Marker’s Approved Sunscreens

Meet the EDCs Inside of You

Reclaim your health by learning what's in your body. Take the guesswork out of your toxic exposures with Million Marker's Detect & Detox Test Kit + Lifestyle Audit.

This at-home urine test analyzes the levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals like BPA, phthalates, parabens, and oxybenzone. Then, we audit your daily diet and product usage. 

Get the toxic-free guidance you need. With our help, determine which items are introducing you to hormone disruptors. 

Lastly, we recommend cleaner products, so that you can say “goodbye” to endocrine disruptors. And “hello” to a healthier you! 


[1] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170809155736.htm 
[2] https://www.epa.gov/endocrine-disruption/what-endocrine-system
[3] https://www.hormone.org/your-health-and-hormones/endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-edcs