8 Hormone-altering chemicals and how to avoid them


  • Endocrine disruptors are harmful chemicals that can be found in food, water and many consumer products.
  • They disrupt our hormone system, which can lead to a wide range of significant health harms.
  • It’s difficult but not impossible to avoid many endocrine disruptors.

Every day, we’re exposed to harmful chemicals that can change how our body works. These chemicals, called endocrine disruptors, disrupt the hormone system, which directs some of the body’s most important functions. They can cause nervous system damage, cancer and other health harms.

It’s difficult to avoid exposure to these toxic chemicals, since they’re found in food, water and many consumer products. But it’s not impossible. Consult this guide to endocrine disruptors to find out what they are and how best to avoid them.

EWG's Guide to Endocrine Disruptors
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