11 Dangerous Toxins That Are Harming Your Thyroid

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4. PCB’S

You may be thinking, “Weren’t these banned?” Yes, you would be right, these substances were banned in the 1970’s but they are still haunting our environment even today! PCB’s cause thyroid dysfunction and can even lead to insulin resistance. They also can affect your liver enzymes that regulate your thyroid hormones so they can be used by your body.

 

5. Halogens

No, not the headlights on your car, we are referring to fluoride and chloride. Overexposure can lead to an interruption of the iodine transport. Fluoride suppress thyroid function and the dose needed to lower the functioning of the thyroid is quite low, just 2 to 5 mg per day. These halogens are absorbed through food, water, even the environment. Because their makeup is similar to iodine, these halogens occupy the iodine receptors in your body and make the natural iodine in your body ineffectual.

 

6. Dioxins

Dioxins are another chemical known to interrupt the endocrine system. This was one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange. Many people who served in Vietnam and were exposed to this chemical and now suffer from serious thyroid problems.

 

7.  PFOA

So many chemicals listed here, isn’t there? This one is used to make those non-stick pans, and food wrappers. Even with just moderate exposure, this chemical affects your thyroid function.  A study done by the Environmental Health Perspective found that high concentrations of perfluorooctanoic acid are seen in the types of chronic thyroid conditions seen currently.

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