Review: The Estrogen Connection
Cosmetics and More

Breast Cancer, Cancer Websites — By on September 29, 2008 at 11:56 am

If you are a woman who has no family history of breast cancer, you may still be at risk. Chemicals in cosmetics can pose hidden dangers.

The Cornell University website features a program entitled, Breast Cancer – The Estrogen Connection
Cosmetics and More.  

This program, part of their series on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, informs us about the risks of environmental estrogens used in cosmetics and personal care products, including their uses, exposure, evidence of estrogenicity, and the names of these estrogenic chemicals such as parabens, placental extracts, benzophenones and other UV Screens.

Ingredients in a wide variety of cosmetics and personal care products can mimic the effects of the hormone estrogen. Scientists are concerned that even at low levels, these environmental estrogens may work together with the body’s own estrogen to increase the risk of breast cancer. All of Cornell’s programs provides science-based information on environmental factors and cancer risk.  

They have provided an interesting and informative video and links to additional resources. To watch the video and learn more about potentially dangerous chemicals in cosmetics, visit: The Estrogen Connection Cosmetics and More.  We would like to hear your feedback.

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