Fertility : compounds from household products in question
Published the 26.08.2017 at 09h25
The toxicity of our environment… A chemical substance used as an antiseptic in many products of daily life would be related to a phenomenon of infertility, according to a study conducted with rodents and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The authors have highlighted the toxicity that are “quats” quaternary ammonium compounds used for their antimicrobial properties.
These quats are found in ” dentifrices, mouthwashes, throat lozenges, nasal sprays, shampoos, hand lotions, creams, eye drops, biocides, sponges, menstrual, antiseptic products and some household products, and others who come into contact with the skin and mucous membranes, and specify the work.
Signaling of estrogenic
However, according to the results observed by the researchers, these quats have an inhibiting activity on the mitochondria, the small structures in the heart cells, which play the role of “mini-power plants” and produce the energy the body needs to function.
The quats altèreraient also functions estrogenic cell. It is the estrogen-signaling in the cells, which would be disrupted under the action of quats.
The mice exposed to these components have also been unable to reproduce, and researchers are worried that the reproductive function of human beings can also be troubled by these chemicals.
In effect, if doses remain very limited in most everyday products, the multiplicity of exposure sources to alert the researchers, who talk about a ‘cocktail party effect’ concern.