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Rodrigo Louvat
I am a Marketing Associate at Tera in charge of digital marketing and content creation, writing blog articles and newsletters. Drop me a line at if you feel like it!

What are Endocrine Disruptors: How to Protect Your Hormonal Health

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Imagine this: chemicals lurking in our food cans, thermal paper receipts, and even personal care products like shampoos and deodorants. These seemingly harmless items can contain bisphenols and phthalates, which have been linked to a range of health issues. Studies suggest that even minor shifts in thyroid hormone function, caused by these disruptors, can lead to cognitive deficits, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and autism in children. In adults, they have been associated with obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. It’s a serious matter that affects all of us, regardless of age or gender. Tera analyzes the ingredients in products and alerts you if they are toxic, carcinogenic, or harm your reproductive system. Make sure these preferences are selected before you shop so you can avoid these dangerous ingredients. Endocrine disruptors!

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But fear not, my friend! By making informed choices and taking small steps, we can reduce our exposure to these harmful substances. Start by avoiding canned foods and opting for fresh alternatives. Many companies claim their products are “BPA-free,” but don’t be fooled—there are numerous bisphenols out there that can be equally detrimental. When it comes to receipts, say “no, thank you” to those glossy, bisphenol-laden papers. In personal care products, be cautious of hidden phthalates, often disguised under the term “fragrance.” Check labels and choose fragrance-free options or products with natural scents instead.

What things have endocrine disruptors infographic
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Another powerful tool in our arsenal is embracing an organic lifestyle. Eating organic foods has been shown to reduce pesticide exposure in both high-income and low-income populations. The good news is that organic options are becoming more accessible and affordable, making it easier for everyone to make healthier choices. So make sure you’ve selected the Organic Certified Preference to filter for products that are USDA Organic Certified. Consider switching to nonstick alternatives like stainless steel or cast iron for cooking, and improve indoor air quality by opening windows and using wet mops to minimize the accumulation of persistent organic pollutants.

Together, we can bring about positive change. By raising awareness, advocating for stricter regulations, and making conscious decisions, we can protect ourselves and future generations from the harmful effects of endocrine disruptors. Remember, it’s not about looking backward but looking forward to a healthier, happier future.

Common endocrine disruptors that affect a woman's reproductive system, infographic

P.S. Endocrine disruption and climate change are interconnected, both stemming from fossil fuel production and consumption. By reducing our chemical loads, we can contribute to the fight against climate change while safeguarding our health. So, let’s do our part, one step at a time, to create a more sustainable and vibrant planet for all.

Help us empower people to make a positive impact by joining our movement and using our conscious shopping app. Build a community and demand change by subscribing and sharing. Together we can revolutionize everyday shopping and create a brighter future.

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