“Recent media attention and scientific studies have shined a light on potential health risks surrounding common household chemicals, particularly flame retardant chemicals that can be found throughout the environment. A recent study conducted by Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health demonstrated significant risks for thyroid diseases, especially in post-menopausal women. Dr. Ridha Arem, the thyroid health specialist behind Arem Wellness, has warned and emphasized in his publications that these chemicals can interfere with healthy thyroid function and natural hormone levels. “Exposure to environmental pollutants can lead to a variety of thyroid problems,” says Dr. Arem. “Elevated blood levels of fire retardant chemicals can increase the risk of developing hyperthyroidism, goiter, or Hashimoto’s disease.” To learn more about Dr. Arem and his experience treating thyroid diseases, visit www.aremwellness.com/thyroid-information-thyroid-symptoms.
A class of flame retardant chemicals known as PBDEs or polybrominated diphenyl ethers are commonly used in the manufacture of home furnishings like carpets, furniture, and draperies. Over time, these chemicals can leach out of the furniture and settle out in dust. Inhalation of household dust containing these chemicals causes them to accumulate in people’s bodies, especially in fatty tissues and the liver. Several major studies have shown that high levels of these chemicals can interfere with thyroid function. In post-menopausal women, the risk is even higher. “Chemicals like PBDEs and other pollutants can mimic the effects of naturally-occurring hormones in the human body,” adds Dr. Arem. “Reducing exposure to these dangerous substances is the first step toward improved thyroid health.””
Written by – (Newswire.net — September 1, 2016) Houston, Texas