Hormone disruptors

Exposure to harmful chemicals is increasing the risk of breast cancer in young girls.

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When girls come into contact with harmful chemicals, such as hormone-disrupting chemicals, it can kickstart puberty at an earlier age. Going through puberty early not only increases the likelihood of facing mental health challenges but also extends the duration a woman is exposed to estrogen throughout her life. This prolonged exposure, in turn, heightens the risk of developing breast cancer in the future. So, it’s not just about the immediate impact; it’s a chain of events that can have long-term consequences on a woman’s health. Understanding these connections is vital for minimizing risks down the road.

Reference: https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/21/6/2078#:~:text=EDCs%2C%20and%20in%20particular%20EEDs,carcinogens%20and%20induce%20breast%20cancer.

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Let’s not put the chemical crisis off to the next generation.

We call on policy makers in the EU to take action against toxic chemicals in our nature, air, water and bodies. We ask them to:

  • Fully implement the European Union’s promises on its Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability to ensure a toxic-free Europe by 2030
  • A special focus must be to fix the outdated chemicals control law, REACH, to ensure the fast track banning of the most harmful chemicals in consumer products
  • Fully implement the European Union’s action plan to phase out PFAS, including support and facilitate the universal ban of PFAS as well as banning PFAS in sectoral legislations such as toys, cosmetics, packaging and food contact materials.
  • Aid communities affected by forever chemical pollution and ensure thorough monitoring, remediation, ground sanitation, health and other plans in response to their needs. Make polluting PFAS manufacturers and related companies accountable for these.

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