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could phthalates in food cause some babies to be born trans?

plate of quick mac and cheese

Yesterday, I read this article published in the New York Times about how all powdered cheese in boxed mac and cheese contains exceedingly high levels of phthalates. It states things like Strong evidence phthalates block production of testosterone, affecting the developing male fetus, also “Infertility, low sperm counts, altered male reproductive behavior and changes in the brain that are important for sex differences between men and women”.

I respect all humane and decent people regardless of how they identify. That doesn’t interfere with my belief that if man-made chemicals are poisoning our food and causing babies to be born with mal-developed genitalia and/or gender distinction; I believe that is a serious problem that should be addressed. The FDA needs to hurry up and do something about toxic phthalates in our food, like yesterday.

Against the advice of my OB, I turned down synthetic hormones when I was pregnant with our youngest son. I’m so thankful that I did my own research and made that choice because he was born healthy at full term. Hormones have a very big influence on the development of babies in utero. Those babies are not making any choices when they are still a developing fetus, they are subject to environmental factors. And pregnant moms have some choice about what foods they eat, but it is very hard to know what foods are safe with so many millions of products on the shelf. Plus exposure elsewhere in the environment. It’s scary stuff.

4 comments on “could phthalates in food cause some babies to be born trans?

  1. Slone
    August 11, 2017

    Phthalates=Trans, for sure. Look at the world prior to the mass production of preserved foods and the world today. Crystal clear differences in culture brought on by poison fed to the herd so a few could profit. Grow your own food, even then research what’s in your soil well.

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  2. NicoLite Великий
    July 17, 2017

    Mac and cheese out of a box are bad for you for so many more reasons 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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  3. latskojerry
    July 14, 2017

    It is scary, as is most information about processed food. Macaroni and cheese is so very easy to make rather than buy crap, for instance, but poverty plays a big part in nutritional decisions. Two big problems.

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    • thehonkinggoose
      July 14, 2017

      Yes, poverty plays a big role. The Gander and I were just talking about this yesterday. Studies show that poor people have lower average IQ. And I wondered is that a cause or an effect? Or both? The Gander told me (I think it was Finland maybe? forget which country, one of those northern European countries) gave its citizens a universal income and they saw IQ’s rise as people’s nutritional and quality of life improved.

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