EWGs Dirty Dozen Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is at it again. Famous for their Dirty Dozen list of the top 12 fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides, EWG has a new Dirty Dozen—for hormone-disrupting chemicals. They have compiled a list of the 12 worst endocrine-disrupting chemicals and how to avoid them. Here is the list:

  1. Bisphenol A (BPA)
  2. Dioxin
  3. Atrazine
  4. Phthalates
  5. Perchlorate
  6. Fire retardants
  7. Lead
  8. Arsenic
  9. Mercury
  10. Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs)
  11. Organophosphate pesticides
  12. Glycol esters

For more information about these chemicals, their damaging effects, and how you can avoid them, see EWG’s guide here.

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