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What is an EDC or an Endocrine Disruptor?

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What is an EDC or an Endocrine Disruptor? EDCs or Endocrine disrupting chemicals are substances which interfere with the way our bodies’ hormones work. EDCs can be found in the environment, foods, personal care products, and manufactured products. Some EDCs mimic our natural hormones, such as those found in plant oestrogens, while others block proper […]

What are Parabens?

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What are Parabens? Parabens are a class of preservatives. Chemically, they are a series of parahydroxybenzoates and esters of parahydroxybenzoic acid. Concerns about parabens come from a growing overall awareness of the use of endocrine disruptors in cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. Endocrine disruptors are active agents in foods or topicals that mimic hormones in our […]

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