RESISTS STAINS BUT DESTROYS THE THYROID? Chemicals in Scotchguard have been found to affect thyroid function. But this is no big shocker–the thyroid has always been considered the “yellow canary” of the human body when it comes to toxin exposure. This means that chemicals in the body will affect thyroid function long before the exposure shows up as something like diabetes or cancer.
I’ve NEVER understood why, as brilliantly as the human body is made, we accept that someones thyroid “gives out” in our 20s or 30s and just put them on thyroid hormone instead of figuring out the answer. Not identifying the problem may very well allow toxic exposures to create things like cancer years later.