There are more than 800 chemicals capable of disrupting our endocrine systems and causing a host of health issues, including thyroid and adrenal disorders, hormone-related cancers, bone, metabolic and immune disorders, infertility, and attention deficit disorder in children. The chemicals are in our air and water, our food, our personal care products. They’re not only making us sick, they’re killing off wildlife. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, according to a landmark study just released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Unlike 10 years ago, we now know that humans and wildlife are exposed to far more endocrine-disrupting chemicals than just those found in organic pollutants (POPs), according to the study. We also know that levels of some newer POPs in humans and wildlife are still increasing. And we know now that we’re also being exposed to less persistent and less bio-accumulative chemicals – but they’re everywhere.