Gender-bending chemicals in mobile phones, toys and sunglasses may be fuelling the obesity epidemic, a report warns today.
The chemicals – which are unavoidable in the modern world – may also help trigger diabetes, the review of hundreds of individual pieces of research concluded.
Some are found in mobile phone cases and tin cans, others in shampoos and shower curtains.
The report’s authors called for urgent action to reduce exposure – particularly among pregnant women and those planning to start a family.
Some experts described the report as ‘alarming’, but others said the key to good health is in what we eat and drink.