Study Finds More Than 24,000 Chemicals In Bottled Water: Which Ones Are Harming You?
Study Finds More Than 24,000 Chemicals In Bottled Water: Which Ones Are Harming You?.
Of the 24,520 suspect chemicals found to be present in bottled water, the one that showed consistent results and illustrated anti-androgenic and anti-estrogenic activity is di(2-ethylhexyl) fumarate (DEHF).
Researchers used spectrometric simulation to narrow down their findings to DEHF as the only possible EDC giving rise to harmful activity.
DEHF is also known as an anti-estrogenic compound, which means that another unidentified EDC must be present in the samples that showed anti-androgenic activity.
Using a similar approach, a series of studies reported a widespread estrogenic contamination of commercially available bottled water.
Most of the products were potently antiestrogenic and antiandrogenic in the bioassays.
An increasing number of in vitro studies reports the presence of EDCs in bottled water.
With previous studies focusing on estrogenicity, the present work provides evidence for an additional contamination with steroid receptor antagonists.
Moreover, the antagonist activity was very potent.
Bottled water from six different countries has been found to contain estrogenic, antiestrogenic, and antiandrogenic (this study), as well as androgenic, progestagenic, and glucocorticoid-like chemicals.