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Endocrine disruptors, sometimes also referred to as hormonally active agents, endocrine disrupting chemicals, or endocrine disrupting compounds are chemicals that can interfere with hormones.

Ingredients that are endocrine disruptors

Polyurethane - often found in period products as a top sheet or security veil on tampons. It is a petroleum based plastic

  • BPA. Tampon applications, plastic packaging, top sheets of period products.

  • Dioxins. Some manufacturing processes create dioxins, and they spread when certain substances burn.

  • Phthalates. Makers of plastics use phthalates to make their products more pliable.

Main Products with these chemicals

  • Non Organic food

  • Body care like shampoo/ conditioner

  • Makeup

  • Plastic water bottles

  • And so many more...

  • Synthetic period products (98% of all products on the market!)

Learn what ingredients are and avoid synthetics

Are you confused about an ingredient on your packaging or not quite sure why it’s in there? We suggest looking up ingredients and making sure that things are plant derived if they’re going in or on your body. Avoid things like polyurethane, PET, and other ingredients that are petrol derived.

You do not have to get rid of all of your products that are not perfectly eco-friendly right away, but we suggest slowly cleaning your kitchen and bathroom products as you learn more about natural versus synthetic and chemically derived ingredients!

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With love,

Rebecca