Study: Infertility Link to Endocrine Disruptors Confirmed

Holy Hormones Journal: What we have been surmising – has indeed come to pass. They myriads of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in our environment are indeed behind the rising rates of infertility. Kevin Galalae wrote about this in his journal paper, Turning Nature against Man: The Role of Pandemics, Vaccines and Genetics in the UN’s Plan to Halt Population Growth.

I know the title of the paper may be harsh for some of my readers, but we no longer can afford to hide behind the veil. I just interviewed Kevin today for a podcast that will air next week. He is an intelligent, kind, compassionate and passionate man who is currently on a huger strike (his second) at the Vatican (for the second time) to protest the use of covert chemical methods for population control. More on this in the podcast blog.

But in the interview he mentioned that there 165 chemicals that are now known to cause endocrine disruption. There are at least 300 more chemicals that are now being analyzed and that will probably be added to the list.

 

Endocrine disruptors’ link to infertility confirmed

EurActive.com

More and more women are finding it difficult to get pregnant, with mounting evidence suggesting chemicals used in plasticisers and pesticides are responsible. The consequences are 05.08.16 Endocrine Disruptor Pestimated to cost the EU €1.4 billion per year. EurActiv Germany reports.

Avoiding chemicals completely in everyday life is impossible, despite endocrine-disrupting substances being considered a health hazard.

But as more women struggle to get pregnant or even discover that they are infertile, there appears to be enough scientific evidence to point the finger at some substances used in pesticides and plastic products.

As a new study now shows, at least two common female diseases that lead to reproductive difficulties often develop due to substances used in those products.

The scientists involved in the study found endometriosis, a chronic disease of the uterus’ lining, and uterine fibroids, benign tumours in the uterus, are both attributable to endocrine disruptors. Both diseases can cause infertility and are usually very painful.

At least 70% of affected women that suffer from fertility problems exhibit at least one of these two diseases, according to the researchers.

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The study, published in the ”Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism” estimates that the issue costs Europe €1.4 billion euros every year. The bill is accumulated due to healthcare spending and loss of working hours.

The study tested substances including DEHP and DDE. DEHP, a plasticiser, is classified by the EU’s chemicals regulation (REACH) as a “substance of very high concern”. Its use in the production of toys and other products intended for use by children is banned. However, EU member states are currently considering authorising the incorporation of DEHP in plastics that would be usable in several consumer products.

DDE, a byproduct of the DDT pesticide, was banned decades ago in Europe. Several studies have shown that some components of the poison build up in the fatty tissues of animals and humans, meaning that they stay in the food chain for a significant period of time.

The fact that pesticides and other pollutants stay in the environment long after their use was recently demonstrated by a study conducted in South-East France, where traces of DDT were found in a soil sample, despite it not having been used for many years. Researchers in the United States have also found that DDT could contribute to the onset of Alzheimers.

Leonardo Trasande, a professor of paediatrics, environmental medicine and public health at New York University warned that: “Although millions of women worldwide suffer from these two gynaecological diseases, we acknowledge that this analysis only shows the tip of the iceberg.”

A growing body of evidence tends to suggest that exposure to endocrine disrupters is linked to a wider range of female reproductive problems such as infertility and complications during pregnancy, he argues. “These diseases also represent a significant cost to women, their families and society,” Trasande added.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.