Holy Hormones Honey! Time to wake up – women’s anxiety and depression are caused by the hormone disrupting chemicals in your environment – including your synthetic birth control. Very fascinating videos measuring levels of exposure in the urine of a Dateline producer and her infant child – whose BPA levels were over the limit. Of course the FDA is standing by the safety of these chemicals…. and Big Pharma is ready to hand you a RX for an antidepressant. With 1 in 4 women on antidepressants these days…. and Mommies taking Xanax to help them be better new mothers – the issue is becoming serious. Mind and mood control while our environment poisons us.
Dateline TV Producer Tested for Chemicals—What She Finds Will Shock You!
March 25, 2013
Did you catch the Dateline episode yesterday? It was a great report. The producer Andrea Canning wanted to see how her daily behavior could affect the levels of bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates and triclosan in her urine.
First, she found her baseline numbers, which were around the national average. Then she tried to eliminate these chemicals from her daily use—ate fresh fruits and veggies, used unscented cosmetics, avoided antibacterial soap and avoided plastic with the #7 recycling symbol. When she was tested again, her levels fell to almost zero. The next day, she tried to boost her numbers again by doing normal everyday things—microwaved her oatmeal in a plastic cup, had canned soup and vegetables for lunch and dinner, put on make-up with fragrance, drank a V-8 and a diet Coke in a can, washed her hands with Dial soap and brushed her teeth with Colgate Total. The result? Her numbers spiked.
She also tested levels in her kids. Her six month old baby had levels of triclosan that were 10 times higher than the national average; her toddler had levels of triclosan that were 100 times higher than the national average. Presumably her baby isn’t washing her hands with antibacterial soap or brushing her teeth with Colgate Total. When I asked Andrea Canning (via twitter) where she thought the high levels of triclosan came from, she didn’t know.
Hormone Disruptors Part 1
Hormone Disruptors Part 2