Endocrine disruptors are used in a wide variety of products, end up as pesticide residues in our food, and get into the environment.
Vulnerable groups, such as infants and pregnant women, are most affected by these chemicals.
There are plenty of changes you can make in your daily life to reduce your exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals. We have listed five easy ways to avoid EDCs:
- Eat food produced without pesticides (certified organic) when possible.
- Avoid unnecessary exposure to or use of chemicals, particularly garden and indoor chemicals.
- Minimise the use of personal care and cosmetic products containing hazardous chemicals, especially during and before pregnancy.
- Look at labels to avoid certain chemicals linked to hormone disruption.
- Keep rooms well aired and vacuum clean and dust regularly to remove chemicals that can be found indoors.