Departamento del Medio Ambiente de San Francisco

What are hormone mimicking chemicals?

Endocrine disrupting chemicals can mimic hormones in our bodies and interfere with our own hormonal system. Endocrine disruptors can cause a range of health impacts, most notably, impacts to our reproductive systems, including feminization of males (and masculine effects on females). Some common chemicals suspected to mimic hormones include phthalates and bisphenol A. Learn more about phthalates and BPA in children's products.

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