New Study Shows Shampoos Can Cause Hormonal Imbalance

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Since the past few years, the beauty and self-care industry has expanded significantly by introducing new lines of ‘clean products’ which claim to help in cleaning and skincare without using harmful chemicals that can potentially damage the health of a person.

This change occurred after several studies highlighted the use of certain ingredients in the vast majority of different products which were associated with health issues including exposure to toxins and the development of hormonal imbalance over the passage of time.

Though many companies now offer ranges containing all-natural ingredients, experts have warned people to remain cautious when buying such products as research on some of the new improved versions showed the products are still far from safe.

In fact, it has also been found that many of the labels such as ‘fragrance-free’ or ‘preservative-free’ are merely just marketing gimmicks. Most of the time, these titles are misleading and the particular items contain parabens or fragrances even though it claims to be safe.

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While the companies advertise not adding fragrances, they continue to add chemicals that are known as endocrine disruptors and can cause hormonal imbalance in a person after constant use of the product.

A new study, which was conducted by researchers at the Silent Spring Institute, showed that most of the people who actively choose to be cautious and avoid products with chemicals associated with hormonal disruptors do have low levels of these toxins in their bloodstream and bodies.

The findings, which appear in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health highlight how the quickly can the body and health be affected by making minor changes in everyday life which can even be buying very specific bath items that are safe rather than anybody wash or shampoo.

To reach this conclusion, the researchers collected and analyzed the chemical composition of the urine samples of around seven hundred and twenty-six participants. More specifically, they looked at ten of the most common hormone-disrupting toxins in toiletries.

After examining, it was found that as many as eighty-seven percent of the participants were actively using products without the toxins. These participants, in comparison with those who used other items, had the lowest levels of endocrine disruptors in their bodies.

If people try to steer clear of chemicals that are known to be harmful to health, it can make a big difference and help in staying healthy in the long-term. However, it is important to choose wisely and be wary of many items.

It is also equally significant to know the exact meaning of certain titles. For instance, many people assume that ‘clean products’ refers to bathing products without chemicals. In reality, they mean that the product has been developed in an environmental-friendly way and the packaging is green as well.

While green products are good for the environment, they are not necessarily free of all the aforementioned chemicals. Additionally, certain chemicals are not as harmful as some companies claim. They remove those chemicals but keep adding the harmful ones.

Therefore, make sure to buy the right product to add to daily life in order to prevent hormonal imbalance and damage to health in the future.

 

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