A discovery that two commonly used food additives are estrogenic has led scientists to suspect that many ingredients added to the food supply may be capable of altering hormones
Additive 1: 4-hexyl resorcinol (E-586) exhibits some estrogenic activity
Additive 2: Propyl gallate (E-310) has estrogen-mimicking properties (fast foods)
These are just two Of the estimated 3,000 additives used in the United States to preserve foods or improve their taste and appearance, only about 2,000 have detailed toxicological information available, according to the FDA.
Germany found traces of an unknown estrogenic substance in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, a commonly used plastic for storing foods and beverage
Chemical cocktail anyone