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Is Chemical Exposure a Cause of PCOS?
Folks, no one is talking about the elephant in the room.
That elephant is chemical pollution to which you
have been exposed.
It's scary that no one has tested all of the 80,000
chemicals in our environment to determine their
effect on your health.
No one has performed medical studies to find out
how all these 80,000 chemicals interact with each
other or how they interact inside your body, or
what their combined and cumulative effect is on
However, the medical research evidence thus far
continues to give us bad news. Here's the latest
The University of Buenos Aires in Argentina
recently completed a study of rats exposed to a
chemical called BPA (Bisphenol A). The
researchers exposed baby female rats to BPA.
When the female rats became adults, they
discovered that their BPA exposure was
associated with increased testosterone and
estrogen, and reduced progesterone.
This matches an unbalanced hormone pattern
commonly seen in women who have PCOS.
In addition, the exposed female rats had much
Also, their ovaries had large numbers of ovarian
If it can happen to a rat, can it happen to you?
Think of the rats as canaries in a coal mine. If the
canary dies, the miners are in trouble.
One recent study showed that 99% of pregnant
women had at least one urine sample with
detectable levels of BPA. That's 99 of every 100
We've discussed BPA in previous articles: Are
You Playing Genetic Russian Roulette?, Avoid
This Hidden Threat to Your Health, and Plastics
Chemical Tied to Aggression in Young Girls.
Even though it's invisible, you can start by reducing
your exposure to BPA. Visit our site newsletter
page for details.
You can reduce your exposure to BPA and other
chemicals by cleaning up your environment, and
the food and liquids you consume.