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 (zĕn′ə-ĕs′trə-jĕn, zē′nə-)
Any of various chemical compounds, especially those present in manufactured items or in agrochemical or industrial waste, that imitate natural estrogens and thus disrupt the normal endocrine system.
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Low-dose bioactivity of xenoestrogens in animals: fetal exposure to low doses of methoxychlor and other xenoestrogens increases adult prostate size in mice.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts are studying how exposures to xenoestrogens (chemical compounds that mimic estrogen) may erode the protective effect of pregnancy on breast cancer development.
Why I encourage you to use natural oils, because commercial cosmetic sunscreens contain toxic chemicals, which turn into xenoestrogens, which act like estrogen in the body, increasing risk of hormone cancers and reducing fertility in men.
Relative binding affinity-serum modified access (RBA-SMA) assay predicts the relative in vivo bioactivity of the xenoestrogens bisphenol A and octylphenol.
Professor Henneberg said that exposure to estrogen was known to cause weight gain, primarily through thyroid inhibition and modulation of the hypothalamus and soy products contained xenoestrogens, and they were concerned that in societies with a high dietary saturation of soy, such as the United States, this could be working to 'feminize' the males.
Progesterone deficiency is not only due to excess exposure to estrogenic substances like xenoestrogens, but due to long term stress and its effect on the adrenals, which is compounded by the body's inability to rid itself of excess hormones.
In fact, a combination of tiny amounts of these xenoestrogens is many times more harmful than any one of them alone.
At Mama Mio, we don't include anything that's on the questionable list for pregnant women - parabens, petrochemicals, xenoestrogens, phthalates SLS, and synthetic colours," explains Sian Sutherland, Mama Mio co-founder.
Snail populations that have been subjected to xenoestrogens from contaminated effluent may then exhibit increased oviposition once factors such as heavy metal contamination, pH, and dissolved oxygen concentrations have been normalized.
Identification of Xenoestrogens in Food Additives by an Integrated in Silico and in Vitro Approach Chemical Research in Toxicology, 22 (1), 52-63.
The importance of avoidance of xenoestrogens from the environment, especially PCBs and dioxins found in plastics was also a common finding (Balch & Balch, 2000).