Growing up in Washington Heights in the late 90's & early 2000s, there wasn't a lot of health education. Whole Foods was not a thing in my community and we used products that were affordable to us. We didn't read labels or care about what went on our skin because everyone was using the same products, it was normal. Why would there be products out there that caused us harm (cancer/infertility/depression)?
In 2007 my sister became pregnant with her first baby. We all became researching monsters and found out about all the 'crunchy granola' health info there was to find on the internet. Suffice to say that we were shocked. This is when we, as a family, started changing the way we ate and changing the products we used. (We still buy crap every once in a while though, sometimes you can't help it)
In recent years, there has been an increase in hormonal imbalances in women and men, which has made an impact on fertility and overall health.
Our endocrine system is responsible for healthy and balanced hormone levels. Endocrine-safe products are those that are free from ingredients that can disrupt the body's endocrine system.
The endocrine system is a network of glands and hormones that regulate many important functions in the body, such as metabolism, growth and development, and reproductive health.
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are a group of substances that can interfere with the normal functioning of the endocrine system. These chemicals can be found in a variety of products, including personal care items, household cleaners, and food packaging.