(HealthWyze) – The New York Times reported on a study which shows that puberty is occurring in much younger girls than previous generations. In fact, girls are more likely to be growing breasts by the age of 7 or 8. This trend has been continuing for a long time, and researchers have been puzzled by it. The researchers in the recent study came closer to pinning down a cause, but never specifically mentioned a single factor that would cause this development.
“It’s certainly throwing up a warning flag… I think we need to think about the stuff we’re exposing our bodies to and the bodies of our kids. This is a wake-up call, and I think we need to pay attention to it.” – Dr Frank Biro, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Chemicals which alter hormones are everywhere. They are in our foods, and the toys that our children play with. Bisphenol-A (BPA) has become very controversial in recent years, because it is known to disrupt the hormones, thus leading to earlier puberty onset, and problems during pregnancy. It has also been implicated for causing brain damage, cancer, diabetes, and heart problems. This chemical has been found in the urine of 90% of Americans. It is in drinking bottles, clear plastic containers, aluminum cans and aluminum drinking containers (they have a BPA-lining). BPA is never labeled. Read More Here