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Treating diseases related to hormone-disrupting chemicals costs Europe $42 billion per year


Hormone chemicals
(NaturalNews) The cost of medical intervention continues to skyrocket around the world as more people struggle with diseases originating from unbalanced hormone production in the glands of the endocrine system. While authorities try to isolate and identify the hormone disrupters causing the disease mayhem, consumers can only guess at how their infertility, weight gain, cancer, erectile dysfunction or confusing sexual urges began.

It's obvious: The physiology of human beings cannot withstand the constant bombardment of chemicals and heavy metals assaulting the cells on a daily basis.

That's why a European Union commission led by France and Sweden is calling out for a published list of the toxins in commercial products that are responsible for disrupting people's hormones.

EU report attributes $42 billion in medical costs to hormone-disrupting chemicals

A report by the Health and Environment Alliance, a European nonprofit organization, shows that hormone-disrupting chemicals are causing tremendous amounts of disease and straining entire healthcare policies and systems across a 28-country bloc.

"Exposure to food and everyday electronic, cosmetic and plastic products containing hormone disrupting chemicals may be costing up to 31 billion Euros ($42 billion) per year in the European Union," the Alliance said in a statement.

Their calculations included the cost of medical intervention needed for hormone disorders. The most costly hormone-disorder-based problems in the study included certain cancers, obesity, infertility and penis abnormalities.

The cost analysis is part of a growing movement in the European Union trying to identify and publish a list of dangerous chemicals that are causing health problems. The aim is to pressure manufacturers to use safer ingredients in retail products. The most concerning agents are triclosan, often found in toothpaste, bisphenol A, often found in plastic bottles, and 4-methylbenzylidene camphor, an ultraviolet filter used in some sunscreens.

Many health issues begin in the glands and the imbalanced production of hormones

The health issues that begin to plague people over time can be attributed to common toxins found in everyday food and body care products. Some chemicals wreck homeostasis and hormone regulation, while some heavy metals destroy the nervous system. Removing and reducing the amount of these disrupters can help humanity as a whole learn to cooperate better together, as harmony is restored within. Some disrupters like cadmium can make people more violent and hardened over time. Other chemicals may affect men in emasculating ways, reducing sperm count and testosterone levels.

Today's consumerist culture is bathed in toxins, which extends to many industrialized countries. Products like sunscreen, shampoos, deodorants, toothpastes, plastic water bottles, food packaging and agricultural chemicals, among others, contain hormone-displacing chemicals. As the skin absorbs the hormone-disrupting chemicals into the bloodstream, the compounds travel throughout the body and the endocrine system, competing with essential nutrients. When needed nutrients are repelled from the cells, the glands of the endocrine system are starved of their vital working components. This makes hormone production go awry.

This may fatigue a person, making them act out of character. Sodium fluoride, for one, can compete with essential iodine, starving the thyroid gland and causing persistent health problems.

The antibacterial agent triclosan, found in soaps and toothpastes, may disrupt a woman's ovary glands, throwing estrogen levels off kilter, making her infertile.

Phthalates in plastic water bottles can leach into water and be consumed by a man who is unaware of the slow, subtle changes taking place in his endocrine system. The man may suffer by not being able to produce proper amounts of testosterone and may be internally conflicted with confusing sexual urges and/or erectile dysfunction.

Health issues don't need a pill; they need better understanding of the hormone-disrupting causes

In a quick-fix society that relies on pharmaceuticals to deal with issues, the root causes are ignored and avoided altogether. The dietary consumption of chemicals and heavy metals is overlooked, forgotten, probably because they cannot be seen with the naked eye.

In today's culture, people are growing curious about different sexual urges in their body and wonder whether they are born that way. These confusing urges can be dealt with in a healthy manner, and the person's hormones can be returned to their natural balance. By taking into consideration lifestyle toxin exposure and eliminating those chemicals from one's day-to-day life, gender identity, fertility, metabolism, memory retention and cognitive function can all be restored.

By learning about hormone disrupters, humanity can avoid costly medical intervention as a whole and reclaim the healthy bodies and minds they were born with.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.globalpost.com

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