A century ago, the average age for the onset of puberty in girls was 16. Currently, the new age of puberty for girls is 10.
Early onset of puberty in girls can cause a number of problems later in life due to hormonal imbalance, including increased risk of breast cancer. Tony Isaacs reports, “Studies have shown that risk of breast cancer is reduced by 7 percent for every year the onset of puberty is delayed.”
According to experts, Bisphenol A, better known as BPA, is the prime reason for the onset of early puberty in girls.
- BPA is used to make plastics.
- Prolonged storage as well as high heat (like when you leave your plastic water bottle in the car or microwave your food in plastic) cause BPA to leech out.
- When BPA is leeched into the human body, it mimics estrogen and can offset the delicate hormonal balance in the developing child.
- In 2010, Canada was the first country in the world to declare BPA a toxic substance that poses risks to human health and the environment.
- Annual BPA sales have been estimated at $8 Billion.
- It is unlikely that the United States will take action anytime soon against such a highly profitable item.
- Natural News recently reported that the FDA announced that it would not ban BPA due to lack of evidence of harm.
- BPA is found in: the vast majority of plastics, most containers and plastic bags, dollar bills, toilet paper, lining of canned foods, microwavable food containers/bags.
Other Early Puberty Culprits
- Phthalates - class of chemicals used as softeners, or plasticizers, in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) vinyl products like: children’s toys, decorating and building products, blood bags, solvents, cosmetics, personal care products, wood finishes, and insecticides.
- Growth hormones - found in meat and dairy products.
- Soy foods and products - often highly genetically modified and contain large amounts of estrogen (which affects hormone balance).
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