We are constantly exposed to these substances in our daily life: for examples: fruits and vegetables sprayed with pesticides, plastic water bottles and Tupperware, nail polish, makeup, birth control, sunscreen lotions, food preservatives, Chlorine and chlorine by-products, and on and on!!!
For minimizing exposure to xenoestrogens, we have to:
- Avoid all pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.
- Choose organic, locally-grown and in-season foods, or peel non-organic fruits and vegetables.
- Buy hormone-free meats and dairy products to avoid hormones and pesticides.
- Reduce the use of plastics whenever possible, do not microwave food in plastic containers and using of plastic wrap to cover food for storing or microwaving, and do not refill and leave plastic containers, especially your drinking water, in the sun.
- Avoid freezing water in plastic bottles to drink later.
- Avoid canned foods, which are usually packed in cans lined with plastic coating that contains bisphenol-A (BPA), a xenoestrogens.
- Use glass or ceramics whenever possible to store food.
- Use chemical free, biodegradable laundry and household cleaning products.
- Choose chlorine-free products and unbleached paper products
- Use a chlorine filter on shower heads and filter drinking water
- Avoid creams and cosmetics that have toxic chemicals and estrogenic ingredients such as parabens (the most widely used preservatives), and stearalkonium chloride, which is used as an anti-static agent, a surfactant and an antimicrobial, and is an ingredient in some cosmetics and hair care products, particularly conditioners.
- Minimize your exposure to nail polish and nail polish removers.
- Use naturally based fragrances, such as essential oils.
- Use chemical free soaps and toothpastes.
- You must to read the labels on any products!
Also, we have natural phytoestrogens in the plants, which may fight and block xenoestrogens in our body. However they can be prescribed only by specialists.