Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates are toxic chemicals. They look and act similar to the natural hormones in your body and can disrupt normal hormone functions. For example, BPA acts like estrogen and phthalates block testosterone. Reducing exposure to these chemicals is a healthy choice for everyone.
Starting a family?
Here are some facts:
Toxic chemicals have been linked to reduced fertility in both men and women.
These chemicals can pass through the placenta and breast milk from mother to child.
Early-life exposure to toxic chemicals has been linked to delays in development and behavioral problems in children.
Trying to detox?
Did you know:
Toxic chemicals have been linked to weight changes, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and cancer.
Chemical pollutants are present in food, cosmetics, personal care products, and household supplies.
Some people are more susceptible than others to the effects of toxic chemicals because of their individual genetics.
Just curious or concerned?
Some food for thought:
Toxic chemicals have no business being in your body. They add no value and can cause harm.
Unlike other chemicals like lead or mercury, there are no established safe levels for BPA and phthalates.
Knowing your exposure can empower you to make healthy lifestyle changes, move the science forward, and influence policy.