Many beauty products available today contain harmful chemicals. The products namely toothpaste, shampoo, conditioners are laden with different chemicals. These chemicals have a harmful impact on our body. The latest study shows that the chemicals present in these beauty products can lead to early puberty.
Various beauty products available in the market today can cause early puberty in girls. The results of the study can be seen in the journal Human Reproduction. During the study, more than 330 children were monitored. All the children were monitored from their birth till the adolescence stage. The chemicals namely parabens, phenol, and phthalates are the main culprits behind early puberty in girls.
The age of puberty among girls is decreasing and the chemicals present in beauty products are the main reason behind the same. The chemicals present in the environment can also lead to this condition. Parabens are commonly present in cosmetics. Also, Phenols and Phthalates are used in perfumes, skincare products, and others.
The early maturity in girls can give rise to mental health issues along with longterm side effects. Also, these chemicals can lead to severe health issues like ovarian and breast cancer. These chemicals can lead to testicular cancer in men. The pregnant women exposed to such chemicals can pass on the harmful effects to their kids. This indicates that even without direct exposure these chemicals can pose harmful impact.
During the study, urine samples of 159 boys and 179 girls were analyzed during the period 1999 to 2000. Also, the urine samples of pregnant mothers were studied to check the presence of these three chemicals. Around 90% of tested urine samples have shown the presence of Phenols, Parabens, and Phthalates.
Due to Phthalates, most of the girls have noticed the presence of pubic hair 1.3 months earlier than expected. The presence of phenols has led to the beginning of the menstruation cycle. This study shed lights on how the chemicals present in beauty products are leading to early puberty since last few decades. It was shocking to see that the girls aged between 9 and 10 have reached the puberty stage.