3point, I think you bring up some valid questions. "At what point of saturation do these things start to affect body chemistry?"
My best guess is that answers varies depending on our individual make up. One person may be effected at ow doses, while another needs a lifetime of high exposure to be effected.
"Also, what would you recommend to people in general to avoid that?"
While we can't completely avoid exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals, there is much we can do do limit our exposure. Here is a short list of simple changes that can make a big difference.
Keep in mind the greatest exposure to these chemicals is indoors. Not outside in the fresh air. The following are major offenders and constitute a major portion of indoor air pollutants that may effect metabolism or cause cancer.
* Switch to a fragrance free laundry detergent. * Avoid using fabric softeners, liquid or sheets. * Discontinue use of plug-in air fresheners. * Discontinue use of scented candles. * Switch to unscented or mildly scented bath products. * Buy solid wood furniture, avoid particle board. * Avoid plastic spatulas. * Avoid PVC shower curtains, instead hang EVA curtains. * Avoid fancy scented liquid dish detergent at the kitchen sink. * Switch to non toxic cleansers such as Bonami scouring powder. * Move garden chemicals, weed killers, fertilizers and such out of an attached garage and into a shed outside.
Everyone deserves to breath clean air. The above list is just a sample of little things we can do to limit exposure to chemicals which may impact out metabolism and general health.
I would agree Haylen the lions share of weight gain is from the reason you cite. But I wouldn't doubt the others factors I mention play a role in making it difficult to lose weight in today's world.View Thread
When it comes to the battle of the bulge, we all closely examine what we put in our mouths. That's good, but there may be more to the obesity crisis than just diet and exercise.
Many blame High fructose corn sweeteners which arrived in the late 70's. Others blame this and that. But few people stop to think about something else.
Other changes since the 1970's are the switch from glass food containers to plastic. The use of plastics has skyrocketed. Plastics can contain chemicals which are endocrine disruptors. They mimic estrogen and can interfere with hormone balance, thus effecting metabolism and weight.
But its not just plastics that contain these chemicals.
Body lotions and Fragrance can contain chemicals which disrupt hormones. Lotions soak into the skin, and certain chemicals pass the skin barrier and end up in our blood streams. Fragrance is inhaled, and ends up in the blood stream.
Its not just what we eat. Its also the container it was in, plus what we apply to our skin or inhale, that ultimately ends up in our blood stream. This ultimately effects our chemical makeup.View Thread