Exposure to Plastics May Cause Endometriosis


Reduce Exposure & Detox: PLASTIC TOXINS

I suspect the toxic chemicals that are released into our food, water, and air by plastics are the cause of endometriosis. I base this conclusion on two observations:

The first was a staggering increase in the number of endometriosis cases reported around the world over the past forty years.  When I first started training in Gynecology, in 1983, endometriosis was considered to be a disease of middle aged women. It never affected anyone younger than 30 years of age.  It was estimated that about 7% of women were inflicted.  During the next two decades, the disease gradually started to show up in women in their twenties and a third of women reported symptoms.  Today, it is not uncommon to find advanced endometriosis in teenagers and over half of all women seem to be affected. 

Another observation was that the disease was affecting women at the same rate all over the world. It was just as common in India or Pakistan as it was in the United States or Canada. 

What changed forty years ago? What new source of poison could be so ubiquitous that it would affect all women throughout the entire world?  There is only one logical answer: Plastics!

Bisphenol a (BPA) is a synthetic estrogen used to harden polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resin that may be associated with the increase in cases of endometriosis around the world. An estimated 6 billion pounds of BPA are produced globally annually, generating about $6 billion in sales. It is fabricated into thousands of products made of hard, clear polycarbonate plastics and tough epoxy resins, including safety equipment, eyeglasses, computer and cell phone casings, water and beverage bottles, dental fillings, and epoxy paint and coatings.

How Am I Being Exposed to Endometriosis-Causing Chemicals?

  • Skin absorption of cosmetics, body lotions, hair gels, shampoos, and deodorants. 

  • By ingesting them from water, PVC (water) pipes, detergents, and certain foods. 

  • By inhaling them from airborne adhesives and glues, building materials, school/business supplies, furnishings, auto interiors, solvents, plastics, lubricants, insect repellants, vinyl flooring, carpet tiles, vinyl wallpaper, body toiletries, artificial leather, adhesives, dyes, and toys. Also, plastics coat all wires and as they heat the plastic coating releases them into the air.

How Do I Eliminate Endometriosis-Causing Chemicals from My Body?

1: Take Calcium D-Glucarate twice a day. 

2: Eat cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, radishes, mizuna, watercress, arugula, turnips, collard greens, kale, and rutabaga. 

3: Sweat. Go to a sauna, practice “hot yoga”, or just run on your treadmill machine.

4. Consider a coffee enema.