You may want to think twice after reading this.
A study conducted by the Goethe University of Frankfurt and German Federal Institute of Hydrology found over 24,000 chemicals in bottled water (now it is worth mentioning that in the United States, tap water is better regulated than bottled water).
In this study, even more disturbing were many of the chemicals found in bottled water have also been shown to be endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC) such as di(2-ethylhexyl) fumarate, or DEHF.
Unlike bisphenoal-A (BPA) an estrogen-mimicking chemical used in the production of many plastic products (which is already banned in many countries), the chemical DEHF found in bottled water is completely unregulated.
Researchers in this study found 13 of the 18 bottled water products tested exhibited “significant” anti-estrogenic activity, while 16 of the 18 samples were found to inhibit the body’s androgen receptors by up to 90%.
This is very bad news for men.
Water bottles and the water contained in them are just another example of a long list of products we are exposed to every day that negatively impact male virility and our hormonal balance.
The list of everyday items that have been shown to effect our endocrine system and hormone balance is everywhere. From vinyl shower curtain’s to air freshener’s, canned tomatoes and many of the ingredients found in grooming and hair products.
Many of these products contain chemicals that mimic estrogen or exhibit anti-estrogenic activity shown to cause hormonal imbalances for men.
Hormonal imbalances in men cause numerous problems such a low testosterone levels, gynecomastia (man-boobs) and low libido. Not to mention the other negative health effects associated with many of these chemicals.
Being aware of these health risks is the first step in reducing their impact.
Simple and small changes around the home and car can make a dramatic overall improvement in living quality and male virility by simply reading product labels and switching product brands for safer non-toxic alternatives.