The effects range from breast cancer, Type II diabetes, obesity, changes in sexual maturation, infertility to developmental disorders.
And while many governments are beginning to take action, there remains strong resistance from big industry to take precautionary steps in introducing products and chemicals into the environment and destined for consumer usage.
Prior to launching Thinkbaby and Thinksport the founder worked for a lab funded by the National Institutes of Health to explore the possibility of designing an effective testing protocol using non-animal studies to identify the amount of endocrine disrupting chemicals leaching from common materials.
It was this knowledge that led the founder to create a company with the sole purpose of creating alternatives to products commonly available.
There is a lot of media attention on chemicals like BPA in the news. Below is a two part overview into how these chemicals work. The first is a high level view for those in a hurry. The second is a bit more indepth...