Household Chemicals PFAS and Phthalates Alter Gut Microbiome: Study

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In another new study scientists have again found that synthetic/industrialized chemicals commonly found in our food and home environment alter our gut microbiome.  This is a critical confirmation of the findings found previously because gut microbiome–the community of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses) that inhabit the human gastrointestinal tract–has recently come under close scrutiny by the medical science community because several serious health conditions like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, painful nerve conditions, asthma, depression, intestinal disorders, insomnia, diabetes, food sensitivities and allergies, among other conditions, have been suspected to be linked to an imbalance in gut microbiome. 

 

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Industrial Chemicals Linked to Changes in the Gut Microbiome

There will no doubt be more synthetic and industrialized chemicals tested in the future, but for now the two chemical families that have been linked with altering gut microbiome are phthalates and PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl).  Regular readers of…

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