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Age 10 the ‘New Norm’ for Puberty in Girls Thanks to Chemicals Like BPA

Andre Evans
April 4th, 2012
Updated 11/03/2012 at 12:06 am
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kidsplay1 220x137 Age 10 the New Norm for Puberty in Girls Thanks to Chemicals Like BPA

There is an ongoing and unusual trend that is steadily becoming more recognized by the public. Why are girls going into puberty at such young ages? Furthermore, what are the causes and implications of this strange new trend?

Girls as young as 7 are now beginning to undergo body changes that their mothers hadn’t experienced until years later. At this rate, by the time that they’ll be taught about puberty in the school curriculum, they will have already finished it. This trend is so puzzling, and yet slowly is becoming considered an inevitable “new norm” rather than being highlighted as an aggravated health condition.

Toxic BPA is featured in the vast majority of plastics used commercially today. This chemical has the property of mimicking estrogen when leeched into the body. The delicate hormonal balance in the developing human body is being offset by the introduction of BPA and other chemicals into an average child’s life. Nearly out of the womb, children who are given plastic toys, pacifiers or bottles all come under the influence of this hormone disruption incredibly early.

In girls, this disturbance accelerates their growth rate, setting off puberty at much younger ages. In boys, this can retard their growth and stop them from reaching full maturity altogether. The damage also carries into adulthood, causing a number of health problems associated with hormonal imbalance including breast cancer. The average person has looked at this recent phenomenon and dismissed it due to the lack of information, combined with the incredible subtlety with which the chemical culprits have been woven into daily life.

BPA appears in the majority of plastics used today. Most containers and plastic bags contain the substance. Even dollar bills and toilet paper contain it. It has also been discreetly worked into the food supply in numerous ways. Most bottled water, often being subjected to extreme temperatures, has an increased concentration of BPA in the contents of the water.

A majority of canned products also contain BPA, used as lining for the insides of cans. Any microwaved food in a container or bag also becomes contaminated, due to the high temperatures causing the chemical to leach into the food during preparation. Another notable culprit is the presence of soy foods and products in a diet. Soy is pushed as a health food, but is often highly genetically modified. In addition, it contains large amounts of estrogen.

These hidden health risks are largely to blame for what has been mostly considered an unexplainable phenomenon. Many doctors fail to point out any of the reasons why these transformations take place. Effectively, our natural biology is being reconfigured at an alarming rate.

About Andre Evans:
Andre Evans has studied the connection between mind and body for the majority of his professional career, offering insights as to why we do the things that we do and how to change our lives for the better. Highlighting the extreme power of the mind and the numerous neurological reasons that you may be experiencing a health crisis, Andre breaks down exactly how to melt away your stress levels and enjoy your life the way you should -- naturally.

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  • deb

    In addition to substances like BPA and the presence of soy products in more and more processed foods, fluoride is another chemical that has been increasingly linked to the kind of endocrine disruption that is associated with early puberty. As a mom of two girls, one of whom is on the cusp of 5th grade, stuff like this is a big concern for me. :-(

  • Rambo an Idiot

    Go back to your middle eastern cesspool you idiot Rambo!

  • John Rambo

    So that's why young women in the West are such whores?

    • TheDrizzle

      No… That's medias fault and the lack of real parenting.

  • Linda Workman

    Yes, this REALLY bothers me. If females are starting their reproductive years earlier, then does it not follow that their reproductive years will end earlier, given that there are only a set number of years women can get pregnant? So, add in the fact that many women now wait til they are out of college and have established careers before trying to start families, and it seems to me that my daughter’s generation may have to forfiet being mothers if they don’t ‘hurry up’. Then what does that mean to women who are menopausal earlier? Earlier osteoporosis? Other senior-onset issues earlier in life? Thanks FDA, for showing us that you really don’t care about us. To even talk about what is an acceptable level of a poison is ludicrous!

    • Jan Drost

      We also must be aware that most dairy products come from cows given Bovine Growth Hormone–BGH. This early puberty has been been going on for many years–pretty much coinciding WITH the usage of BGH and the BPA. The entire food system is being altered and not for the best. Genetically modified foods are everywhere and in everything. There was a huge campaign years ago by the companies that produce GM foods that foods not be labeled as containing GM ingredients–and they won. If they were that great why not brag about them? AS A PEDIATRIC NURSE I see there now seems to be an epidemic of digestive system disorder covering all ages. So now kids are put on acid reducing drugs and undergoing upper endoscopy procedures that mostly turn up negative. I think foods nowadays are unrecognizable to our bodies due to the gene mutation of ingredients and our bodies are trying to fight back.

      • Robert

        Bovine growth hormone is illegal for use in the USA in ANY dairy, whether factory farmed or not. They are, however, using other drugs, but definitely not Bgh. No one uses it.

        • deb

          rBGH, or Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone, is legal in all 50 US states as far as I can make out, and it is itself produced through genetic modification. It's not legal in Canada, however, or in the EU, Australia, New Zealand and a number of other countries and regions.

    • Jen

      Dear Linda,

      Early menarche (the first menstrual period) often means later menopause and late menarche may be linked to early menopause. Early menarche doesn’t mean your life speeds up.

      The link between BPA in diets and early menarche is a cause for worry because among other things it means more years during which women menstruate which by definition means more ovulatory cycles. BPA acts like oestrogen so it could possibly prolong menstruation and delay menopause so if your mother and grandmother had their menopause at around age 50 and you had been exposed to BPA, your menopause might occur several years after age 50.

      Issues like osteoporosis may be caused in part by not only having BPA in the body but also by excessive consumption of dairy products which will keep levels of oestrogen artificially high in women’s bodies while they are menstruating. In other words, we have too much oestrogen in our bodies, more than what we should have naturally. After menopause, the level of oestrogen may fall very quickly and drastically, causing problems like osteoporosis.

      • kev

        Yes, be strong during your working years and then die quickly. No retirement, no costly medical bills for the state to pay for. You serve and you die. Be a good citizen. *cynical sarcasm*