A new study from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) predicts fifty percent more women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the next few decades, with more than 441,000 new cases expected in the US by 2030. The study points to an aging population as the reason why we can expect such a dramatic leap in breast cancer cases, but is that thereal reason why women’s health is increasingly in jeopardy?
While women have begun literally removing ovaries and breasts from their bodies, as Angelina Jolie is now famous for, the real cancer-causing culprits continue to be rampant in our daily lives. The truth is that we are bombarded with countless chemicals that pose a hazard to our health. Specifically, hormone disrupting chemicals such as bisphenol-A (BPA), which is often used in plastics, are attacking us at full speed.
“BPA is a weak synthetic estrogen found in many rigid plastic products, food and formula can linings, dental sealants, and on the shiny side of paper cashier receipts (to stabilize the ink). Its estrogen-like activity makes it a hormone disruptor, like many other chemicals in plastics. Hormone disruptors can affect how estrogen and other hormones act in the body, by blocking them or mimicking them, which throws off the body’s hormonal balance.”