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The Teenage Endocrine Disruptor Saga — Eco-Fail

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2_mugs25The Environmental Working Group came out with a study last year saying that teenage girls use an average of 17 beauty and body products a day – 50% more than the average adult woman. Most commercial products have endocrine disruptors – sure enough, they found that the average teenage girl has THIRTEEN endocrine disruptors in her body. This is particularly bad for teenagers, because endocrine disruptors are synthetic chemicals that mimic estrogen! ECO-FAIL!!

Note: the four endocrine disruptors most commonly found in teenage girls are phthalates, triclosan, parabens, and musks – commonly found in nail polish, hair spray, shampoo, conditioners, face cleanser, sunscreen, and make-up. Check your products for these ingredients before buying them!!!

This information was taken from The Green Dorm Room. For more, click here!

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