Environmental Working Group researchers found 95% of San Francisco Bay Area wastewater samples contained at least one unregulated, widely-used, hormone-disrupting chemical commonly found in personal care and household products.
Male fish exposed to these chemicals can grow eggs in their testes -- so what happens when people are exposed? Birth defects in babies, infertility in women, and reproductive problems in men are among the array of possibilities.
Read the full report: http://www.ewg.org/reports/downthedrain
- The good news? You can take simple steps to help protect your family's health and the environment:
- Make sure your personal care and household products are fragrance-free.
- Pass on the plastic bottles and utensils. Stick to glass and stainless steel.
- Skip the "antibacterial" products and use plain soap and water. It's just as effective.
More steps you can take: http://www.ewg.org/node/21843