Doctor Oz discussed how the products we are flushing down our toilets and putting down our sinks are causing polluted waters to change the hormones in frogs and fish, so that we are getting abnormal fish and frogs (where they have both male and female organs). Water is the source of life- we use water for cooking, drinking, cleaning and bathing. We are finding endocrine disruptors in our water supply which may be causing the increase in cancer cases we are seeing in America. There has been a 50% increase in testicular cancer since 1975. And breast cancer rates in America for middle aged women have gone from 1% in 1975 to 12% now. Phthalates are a pollutant found in shampoo, lotion, baby powder and other beauty products. BPA or Bisphenol-A is a pollutant found in plastic containers. In fact, there are 1000 pollutants in our water supply, and only 91 contaminants in our water supply are regulated.
Dr. Alan Greene, author of Feeding Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood, and Beyond, said that our polluted water supply may be causing earlier puberty in females.