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According to everyone’s favorite source for information, Wikipedia states xenoestrogens are a type of xenohormone that can mimic estrogen. A xenohormone is either a naturally occurring or synthetically created compound that imitates the body’s natural hormones. These compounds have been proven to disrupt the endocrine system.

Estrogen is a naturally occurring hormone in every person’s body, both male and female. Women make more of it, of course. Xenoestrogens act like estrogen, therefore filling our systems with even more estrogen than is natural. The health dangers of xenoestrogens have been documented. They have been linked to high cases of breast cancer, adenymyosis, endometriosis, premature puberty, infertility, and miscarriages. In men, an excess of estrogen can cause low sperm count and prostate and testicular cancer.

Unfortunately, there is a long list of xenoestrogens and they are found in almost every single thing we use. Laundry detergent, lotions, food, chlorine (which is put in drinking water), plastics.

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