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Palau Becomes the first country to ban Endocrine Disrupting Toxic Chemicals in Sunscreens

Posted by Peter Eckhart, MD on

Palau bans "Reef Toxic" Sunscreen Creams.  Palau was once heralded as one of the best places in the world to scuba dive by Jacques Cousteau.  When I was a kid, Jacques Cousteau was my hero.  His undersea videos shown on network TV inspired me to almost go into marine biology.

Well, it turns out that minute amounts of chemicals found in common sunscreens were acting as hormones that stopped coral from growing.  And these chemicals at the levels that were being used by beach goers in Hawaii were actually impairing the growth of the coral.  So, Hawaii banned those chemicals in sunscreens for the good of the reef.

Palau has followed suit with Hawaii in agreement with the science.  

Palau's President Tommy Remengesau stated: "We have to live and respect the environment because the environment is the nest of life."

Mr Remengesau told the AFP news agency: "When science tells us that a practice is damaging to coral reefs, to fish populations, or to the ocean itself, our people take note and our visitors do too.

"Toxic sunscreen chemicals have been found throughout Palau's critical habitats, and in the tissues of our most famous creatures.

"We don't mind being the first nation to ban these chemicals, and we will do our part to spread the word."

National Institute of Health of the US Government Says Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals are a Problem

There have been some agitation from a minority of my customers that I am making up these endocrine disruptor concerns.  I am just repeating and refining the information provided by the National Institute of Health of the US Government, or NIH (nih.gov).  On this link the NIH, says that Endocrine Disruptors are no joke, and [...]

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Women with High Levels of Phthalates (Chemical Hormone Disruptors) Have Low Sex Drive

Scientists at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine recently found that women the had high levels of an endocrine (hormone) disrupting chemical, phthalate, had a low sex drive. Barrett, the researcher, believes that certain phthalates may lead to decreased sex drive in women. Women that had high levels of a certain phthalate metabolite [...]

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Avocados Seem to be a Xenoestrogen

Recently Aug. 2, 2019, I had a patient with severe endometriosis. She switched to all xenoestrogen FREE products from our purple sheet. Immediately, she had severe 10 out of 10 pain that lasted for several days. She said that she only had that kind of 10 out of 10 pain once a [...]

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Tequila alcohol (Agave) May be an Abortifacient

Wow.  I just got off the phone with a patient.  She was pregnant 5 weeks and reported having a cramping episode last week.  This made me extremely nervous as a cramping episode during pregnancy could be the beginnings of a miscarriage.  She said that she didn't know she was pregnant and she had an alcoholic [...]

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Obesity Epidemic is in part Created by Endocrine Disruptors

I was watching Fed Up, a documentary on the Obesity Epidemic.   2 out of every 3 Americans are overweight.  The film claimed that the Obesity Epidemic was world wide.  The typical prescription given given was that we need to exercise more and eat less.  Despite this mantra, weight is still going up.  Also, 6 month [...]

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National Institute of Environmental Health Web Page on Endocrine Disruptors

I found a website that gives a good overview on endocrine disruptors. The National Institute of Environmental Health (NIEHS) has a nice short page on chemical endocrine disruptors. They report that endocrine disruptors can be found in everyday products including plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, and pesticides.NIEHS supports studies to determine the correlation [...]

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Natural Progesterone Reverses Traumatic Brain Injury - Case Study

Recently, I found this video on using Natural Progesterone for Traumatic Brain Injury. One of my young patients was playing basketball. An opposing team member ran into her, and she had a brain concussion. I found out about the accident several months later. She was still having the effects of the brain injury. [...]

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European Union has Banned or Restricted 1,300 Chemicals in Cosmetics Alone, the United States only 11 Chemicals

Here is the link for the original article on the Guardian.The Guardian recently published an article stating that the European Union has restricted or banned 1,300 chemicals in cosmetics alone.  The United States has only banned 11 chemicals.A brief piece of legislation that was considered in Connecticut in January 2019 unlikely to pass contained just 3 lines “meet the chemical [...]

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See the Netflix Movie "Stink" - - Nov. 15, 2018

A patient just told me about a new movie streaming on Netflix called "Stink".  It is a movie about the risks of cancer causing chemicals in every day products that you use in your house.On one episode of "The Doctors" they talk about the use of fragrance in products and Jon Whelan's movie STINK.

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