A considerable body of scientific evidence now exists on how hazardous chemicals, including those that disrupt our hormones, are playing a role in the incidence and prevalence of many chronic diseases and serious health problems. Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are now the leading cause of morbidity, disability and early death. However, they are also largely preventable because we can eliminate hazardous chemicals.
A recent study found that our exposure to BPA by touching thermal papers, such as till receipts, may be increased from using hand sanitizers and other skin-care products.
Children At Risk
Children are more vulnerable to harm than adults because all their mental and physical capacities are developing. The most sensitive period of human development is before birth. During this time, recent research shows that interference in development from even very low exposure to outside contaminants, such as hormone disruptors, may significantly contribute to damaged capacities and increase risk of disease. One of the greatest concerns should be the effects on learning and behaviour problems in today’s children.