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Pregnancy and Endocrine Disruptors

Updated: Feb 4, 2023

New research shows that 54% of pregnant women are regularly exposed to levels of endocrine-disrupting chemicals that could slow language development in their child 😳

So how are pregnant women exposed to these endocrine disrupters like bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates, and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)?

Here are some possible everyday things that might up your exposure👇🏻

🍳Use of non stick cookware

💅Makeup and personal care items such as soap, nail polish, perfumes and haircare products

🦷Dental floss with PTFE coatings

🥤Plastic use that makes contact with food and drink

🍕Processed foods and it’s packaging

💦 Tap Water

🧼Cleaning products

🧾Paper receipts

The list seems almost endless.

There are easy steps you can take to help minimise your exposure to endocrine disruptors!

Remember you can not realistically eliminate everything but you can reduce your exposure.

These nasty go beyond just pregnancy when it comes to health effects. However, as you are more susceptible to the impacts of these chemicals during pregnancy it’s definitely a time in your life to be even more cautious on what you are putting on and into your body.

Drop an emoji if you are going to or are currently taking steps to lower your exposure to endocrine disruptors? Or let me know of something you are doing I haven’t mentioned?


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