Xenoestrogens are compounds that mimic natural estrogens. They can be either natural or synthetic chemical compounds. The synthetic xenoestrogens such as BPA and Atrazine are of particular concern. BPA or Bisphenol A is used as a lining in most food and beverage cans. Atrazine is a widely used herbicide/pesticide. These substances and other chemicals have been linked to the development of conditions including early puberty, reproductive difficulties, and certain forms of cancer. Xenoestrogens may also elicit hormonal disruptive effects on wildlife and affect the environment.
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