Sex Changing Chemicals in Your Indoor Air

Apparently your drinking water is not the only substance that could induce a sex change. Endocrine disrupting chemicals, (EDC’s) also labeled “gender-benders,” have also been found in the air you breathe.

Endocrine disruptors are found in many everyday products, such as detergents, carpets, furniture, electronic equipment, pesticides and building materials.  EDC’s are more concentrated indoors than outdoors, according to a recent study. These chemicals affect indoor air quality, and long term exposure may cause “adverse health effects.”

(Considering that some species of fish exposed to atrazine, a common EDC, have been found with both male and female sex organs – I think “adverse health effects” might be somewhat of an understatement…)

Researchers suggest that concerned people limit their exposure to these compounds by using fewer of the products that contain them. And, of course, we at Filters Fast believe that investing in a high quality, HEPA air purifier couldn’t hurt.