Chemicals in cosmetics causes thyroid problems

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According to a new study, exposure to chemicals used to make a wide range of consumer products can cause changes in thyroid function.

People have a broad exposure to perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are used to manufacture goods such as fabrics, carpets, and cosmetics. These chemicals require a long time to removed from the body.

For this study, researchers analyzed data on more than 1,100 people who took part in Nutrition Examination Survey in 2007-2008 and 2009-2010 in the United States. The studies looked at differences in PFC levels and thyroid function of attendees.

As reported by know more (17/7), the study found that higher levels of PFCs in the body can alter thyroid function in men and women. Researchers also found that PFC may increase the risk of mild hypothyroidism in women.

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones. This can cause symptoms such as fatigue, depression, feeling cold, dry skin and hair, constipation and menstrual irregularities.

“Our study is the first to connect the PFC levels in blood to change the function of the thyroid using a nationally representative survey of U.S. adults,” said study co-author Dr. Yu-Lin Chien, at En Chu Kong Hospital, Taiwan.

“Although some PFCs have been removed from production by major manufacturers, but the chemicals that have been included in the new body could remain in the long term,” said Lin. Information on it is still a little so it will be traced deeper. The study was published online on July 17 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

You should be wise in choosing a product. Consider the composition before deciding to buy.

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