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Hormone disrupting substances found in the urine of Dutch parliamentarians

Dutch parliamentarians have hormone disrupting substances in their bodies which have been proven to be harmful to health. These are BPA and phthalates, some of which are listed as very worrying substances. The substances come from plastic and have a negative effect on fertility and the development of organs in unborn babies, young children and teenagers. The Institute for Environmental Studies at the VU University Amsterdam studied urine samples from four MPs for Wemos, an organization which aims to guarantee the right to health of every person in the world. The study showed:

  • That these substances were found in the urine of all four MPs
  • Everyone is continually exposed to these substances and therefore runs the risk of damage to their health in the long term
  • The exposure is unavoidable, even if you live healthily and environmentally consciously
  • The results match those of international studies
  • The only real solution is a ban on these substances.

Wemos is calling for strict(er) legislation, such as a ban on hormone-disrupting substances. The organization believes that people should not come into contact with these harmful substances especially not through food. Dutch TV consumer program Radar paid attention to the study on 14 November. Earlier this year, the Dutch National Institute for Health and the Environment published a report on hormone-disrupting substances and made recommendations for extra measures.