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Evidence is mounting that certain chemicals which affect hormones are resulting in high obesity and diabetes rates.
With more published studies showing similar results, the Endocrine Society stated that regulators need to take steps towards reducing human exposure to them.
Citing endocrine-disrupting chemicals, the organization stated these chemicals can be found anywhere around the industrial world.
They added that reducing exposure will be difficult because these chemicals can be absorbed by the body in numerous ways.
Food packaged with the chemicals can introduce them through ingestion.
But due to a certain type of receipt coating for cash-registers, they can also be absorbed through the skin as an aspect of modern life.
Though most of the evidence is indirect, reports suggest up to 90 percent of the living human population today is affected by these chemicals.
The Endocrine Society added that this uncertainty must lead to more research and action.