Health protection and security are the prime concerns in every one in todays world. While many young people may not be sensitive to what is happening to them in terms of health, the older individuals in the society are easily alarmed to what could compromise their health. Of particular interest in todays world is the potential danger of Xenoestrogen.
This video explains why xenoestrogens are hazardous chemical which mimic estrogens. Usually they enter our bodies through ingestion, inhalation and through our skin. Through their distorting mimically behavior they stealthily enter the body thus the name foreign estrogens. They are a product of man-made chemicals which enter the body and are attached to the estrogen receptor sites and interfere with the physiological functions of the body. Due to their similarity with the natural estrogen, they have uncanny mimically behavior of blocking natural estrogen hormones. Thus, causing significant effects to species and their organs. Xenoestrogen are soluble and are well excreted however, they are not biodegradable. This increases the danger of xenoestrogen in the human body.
They are indeed very toxic to the body. In normal circumstances, estrogen is essential to the body as it is used in the primary reproduction-growth of sexual organs and tissues. On the other hand xenoestrogens mimics estrogens which attach themselves to hormone receptors causing abnormal production of proteins thus increasing the rate of cell division. This is a predisposing process to cancer build up in the human body. Lifetime exposure to estrogen mimics in women for instance, causes uterine fibroids, pelvic inflammatory diseases, fibrocystic breast disease, endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome.