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Natural News) A common endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) used in personal care products like soap and shampoo substantially increases a woman’s risk of developing a metabolic disease like diabetes – especially if she is white – a new study has found.

Published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the paper explains how phthalates, a class of chemical used to improve the durability of plastics and make fragrance chemicals last longer on the skin, increases a woman’s risk of diabetes by anywhere from 30 to 63 percent, depending on the concentration in her urine.

Because they mimic the activity of estrogen in the body, phthalates are linked to all sorts of health conditions, including breast and ovarian cancer and early menopause. Exposure to phthalates at persistent and ever-accumulating levels is also linked to diabetes, we now know.

“Our research found phthalates may contribute to a higher incidence of diabetes in women, especially white women, over a six-year period,” said Sung Kyun Park, ScD, MPH, in a media release.

“People are exposed to phthalates daily increasing their risk of several metabolic diseases. It’s important that we address EDCs now as they are harmful to human health.”

(Related: Check out our earlier coverage about the many other toxic chemicals found in household products that could be making you and your family fat and sick.)


Avoid plastics and conventional personal care products to limit your exposure to phthalates

A key section of the study specifically outlines how white women participants are especially harmed by high concentrations of mono-isobutyl phthalate (MiBP), monobenzyl phthalate, mono-carboxyoctyl phthalate, mono-carboxyisononyl phthalate (MCNP), and mono(3-carboxypropyl) phthalate.

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