Close to 800 chemicals that are found in your everyday household and industrical products have been linked to the high global rates of cancers, including testicular, prostate, ovarian, breast and thyroid cancers.
This revelation was suggested by a recent report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). You can read the full report, entitled “State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals” by clicking the link to the UNEP website.
The reasearch has uncovered that these chemicals, which can be found in products such as electronics, plastics, cosmetics and pesticides, have the ability to disrupt the human hormone system which in turn could lead to a range of cancers.
According to the report, however, the difficulty with these chemicals is that there is a challenge of identifying many of them in products. Thus, further research is required to clearly identify these chemicals in specific, so as to reduce the exposure of risk and prevent the impact on human health.