Also suspected that these substances can potentially induce certain forms of cancer, bad form genital organs and lead to obesity. As we mentioned before, scientific studies do not show conclusive evidence of these suspicions, but today we have a knowledge of how limited affect us substances that we use on a daily basis and therefore need more scientific research in this area. Legislation and research of the EU the EU has developed a comprehensive list of substances that are considered to be endocrine disruptors or potential endocrine disruptors (list of) The EU’s priorities). This list includes 194 substances, and is divided into four categories, depending on the degree of alteration properties that are suspected to cause. More information is housed here: Michael Bloomberg. The EU indicates that while a substance is on the list, it is not conclusive evidence that the substance is an endocrine disruptor. To protect you and your loved ones of the possible endocrine disruptors in cosmetics we are all different and therefore do not have the same sensitivity to processes which we experience throughout our lives. Among the most vulnerable groups fetuses and children, are so we must increase the precautions to protect them from possible endocrine disruptors.
For women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is especially important to prevent endocrine disrupters and other substances harmful for the body, since they can potentially be transferred directly to the child through the placenta and breast milk. In general terms, there is no a specific prohibition on the use of parabens in cosmetics and skincare products staff, but the Ministry of environment of Denmark has just banned the use of parabens: butyl, propyl, isobutyl isopropyl in products intended for children under 3 years. This prohibition shall enter into force on 15 March 2011. List of possible endocrine disruptors we have made a list of parabens and other possible endocrine disruptors, which you can print and take with you when you go shopping, if you want to avoid cosmetics that contain these substances. The list you can find on our website sources Endocrine-disrupting chemicals: an Endocrine Society scientific statement Endocrine Review, 2009 Jun; 30 (4): 293-342, Diamanti – Kandarakis E, Bourguignon JP, Giudice LC, R Hauser, Prins GS, Soto AM, Zoeller RT, Gore AC. Endocrine Section of First Department of Medicine, Laiko Hospital, Medical School University of Athens, 11527 Athens, Greece Study on enhancing the Endocrine Disruptor priority list with a focus on low production volume chemicals, EU report and list of priorities, 2007-06-04 Personal care products and endocrine disruption: A critical review of the literature.
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