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An endocrine disruptor is a synthetic compound that mimics a natural hormone when it is absorbed by the body. It can have the effect of altering normal hormone levels, triggering excessive action, or completely blocking a natural response. In addition any other bodily function controlled by hormones can also be affected.
Synthetic endocrine disruptors are now being found in living tissue at dramatically higher concentrations than natural hormones. A CDC report from July 2005 found that the bodies of Americans of all ages contain an average of 148 synthetic chemicals.
Our bodies have an active detoxification system in place in the form of our blood, lymph, liver, kidneys, intestines, lungs, and skin. However there is an abundance of manmade chemicals — experts estimate that 40 million pounds of hormonally active chemicals are produced in this country annual, with 2000…
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