Check out the article, Fetal PCB Syndrome: Clinical Features, Intrauterine Growth. When a pregnant woman eats an excess of PCBs, for example from canned or other processed foods, and the cans contain PCBs in the can lining, the high PCB levels can be found in her baby’s bloodstream. And scientific studies have found that female babies may be harmed by PCBs when it comes to their behavior development, even at the age of three, yet boy babies didn’t show behavior problems in connection with their mothers who had high PCB levels during pregnancy.
In a Japanese study mentioned in the article on fetal PCB sydnrome, the contaminated rice oil was consumed by the pregnant mothers and the babies were born with health issues including changes in their skin. Also see, Human Health Hazards – PCBs and Your Health. Also see the article, Sex of Infant linked to Exposure to PCBs in Uterus. According to that article, a possible recent health effect of PCBs, however, may occur from exposure to fetuses in the uterus during pregnancy.
The study from Environmental Health suggests that an increase in exposure to PCBs during pregnancy may lead to a lesser chance of giving birth to a boy. Some theories have been suggested as to how this works. Researchers believe that high maternal PCB concentrations may result in either a favor of “female” sperm concentration or a selective increase in miscarriage of male fetuses. Other studies note the changes in behavior and behavior issues found in female children whose mothers were exposed to PCBs in food while pregnant.
“Plastics make your hormones act unpredictably,” reports Sherry A. Rogers, M.D. on page 299 in her book, The Cholestrol Hoax in the section titled, “Plastics Cause High Cholesterol.” Did you know that exposure to eating from plastic plates, utensils, and bottles damage your cholesterol metabolism?
In the womb, plastics are passed via the placenta to the fetus. The more IVs you have with that plastic tubing, the more plastics get into your blood.
When plastics get in your body they disrupt your endocrine system. Plastics damage your hormones, especially your thyroid hormones.
And they may not show up on tests doctors use to diagnose thyroid problems. Plastics that may create low thyroid functions that in turn create high cholesterol levels.
Plastics and plasticizers lower testosterone. Plastics help to create more ateriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). This could lead to diabetes or metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance). Plasticizers help to make you gain weight. Plastics promote prostate and breast cancers, and turn on the tags and switches of bad genes.
Are Sacramento female children being exposed to chemicals in nutritional supplements and beauty products that are linked to early puberty due to chemicals that disrupt their hormones? A recent study included Northern California female children using some commercial beauty products and even some nutritional supplements and medicines coated with certain chemicals to aid in time-release.
And what do these same chemicals due to male children? (A study on males needs to be done). The chemicals include phenols, phthalates, and phytoestrogens. Should you make a list of what beauty products and nutritional supplements, even medicines are coated with these or contain these chemicals? Even some commercial shampoos may contain them. Is it time to make your own shampoo from basic products? And what’s in some baby shampoos? Has anyone looked and made a list?
Are chemicals in beauty products linked to early puberty in girls?
Why were so many chemicals found in the beauty products or in some supplements that exposed these young girls to phenols, phtalates, and phytoestrogens that could disrupt their body’s hormone systems? According to the Health Day News April 08, 2010 article, “Chemicals in Beauty Products Tied to Early Puberty in Girls,” Exposure to chemicals found in a wide range of consumer products may lead to delayed or early puberty in girls and increase their risk for health problems later in life, U.S. researchers reported.
The chemicals in question are called endocrine disruptors. They are the phenols, phthalates, and phytoestrogens in some beauty products. The problem is those chemicals interfere with the body’s endocrine, or hormone, system.
Maybe it’s time to use organic, natural beauty products you make yourself that aren’t coated with time-release chemicals or plasticizers. It’s not only cosmetics. These plasticizers are sometimes used as coatings on some types of time-released nutritional supplements and medications. You also find these chemicals and coatings in various types of commonly used consumer products such as nail polishes, cosmetics, perfumes, lotions, and shampoos.
The study included 1,151 girls, ages 6 to 8, who lived in New York City, Cincinnati and northern California. All three classes of chemicals were widely detectable in urine samples collected from the girls.
The study found that high levels of phthalates and phytoestrogens were strongly associated with early breast development. One phenol, two phytoestrogens and a subset of phthalates — those used in building products and plastic tubing — were associated with delayed puberty. But phthalates found in personal products such as lotions and shampoos were linked to earlier breast and pubic hair development.
The study also focused on how chemicals influence breast cancer risk due to time periods in childhood in the development of the mammary gland. Another area of study is how dietary habits can impact the development of the mammary gland also before puberty. How strong is the link between chemicals in beauty products and nutritional supplements and breast cancer? Further study is needed.” The study was published online in the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives.
When you look at older studies, the research explores possible links of early puberty to the incidences of cancer or diabetes much later in adulthood. What’s in the environment that may be putting children at risk?