Recently, scientists have found a new reason to be concerned about using sunscreen. There is an ingredient that mimics the effects of the female sex hormone estrogen – which increases the risk for endometriosis. This is a painful condition in which the uterine tissue grows outside the uterus.
Some sunscreens contain a benzophenone (BP) type ingredient which passes through the skin and mimics the effects of estrogen. Endometriosis effects up to 1 in 10 women of reproductive age and is dependent on estrogen to develop.
Your doctor may NOT know about this
Advances in diagnosis and reporting are unable to explain the epidemic rise in endometriosis cases. The rate of hysterectomies, due to endometriosis, in teenage girls could be a result of too many toxins in our air, water and food supply. According to data from the U.S. National Center for Health Fertility Center, from 1965 – 1984 – hysterectomies for endometriosis increased 250% for young women ages 15-24 and 186% between the ages of 25-34 years old.
Clearly, the prenatal and neonatal stages are critical times of sensitivity to toxins. Yet, doctors remain “puzzled” over the skyrocketing cases of endometriosis – which was a rare condition in the 1980’s. Until now, scientists have not checked for a connection between the use of BP sunscreens and the likelihood of being diagnosed with endometriosis. (gee, I wonder why?)
Scientific proof about the danger of sunscreens
Some studies have discovered that women with high levels of a BP called 2,4COH-BP – was associated with an increased risk of endometriosis. And, guess what, women tended to have higher levels of BP’s during the summer months. Here’s an idea: eat more antioxidant rich foods to protect yourself from sun damage and avoid sunscreen products.
Physicians are aware of the effects of prenatal exposure to hormones – especially synthetic versions. As pregnant women apply these chemical concoctions, we may be facing the prospect of future generations contending with endometriosis and infertility. The fact is infertility afflicts 30 to 40 percent of all women with endometriosis.
Toxic sunscreen products threatens our DNA
There is reason to believe that all the controversial chemicals are fraught with danger to humans. Our DNA structure is changing due to these (unwanted) foreign materials in our body. In modern times, detoxification is a must for every person.
The presence of foreign substances in our food supply, personal care and household items are causing great changes in human health. Women are the bearers of the generations to come and they bear the brunt of these changes. The hands that rock the cradle should not be used for applying chemical laden suntan lotion on themselves and their children.
There is GREAT news to report! Women still have the largest deciding vote (and power) on how to spend money within the household. To eliminate these unwanted chemicals, women need to make healthier choices in home and family products. And, when commercial sunscreen product sales drop, even the biggest companies will re-consider placing deadly ingredients in their products.
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