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Old 09-17-2006, 11:21 AM   #1
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Lavender oil recently implicated in abnormal development of breasts in young boys...

FYI - I just ran across this will looking for wipe solutions. I was at Wee Bunz Diapers and they had this posted:

* Lavender oil and tea tree oil - often used in homemade wipe solution - may be harmful to your child's health. According to recent research findings, as reported in Science News on July 1, 2006, "Two ingredients common in many hair- and skin-care products have been linked to abnormal development of breasts in boys. Lavender oil and tea tree oil contain compounds that act like female hormones and interfere with male hormones. Prepubertal children have low sex hormone concentrations, so relatively small amounts of hormone-mimicking compounds might upset their physiological balance at that age."


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http://readingdirt.blogspot.com/2006/07/lavender-and-tea-tree-oil-estrogen.html

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Old 09-17-2006, 11:58 AM   #2
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so, these two ingredients are messing with little boys, what is going to happen now, this was found in july? thats scary
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not that it should be taken lightly but ....if we use it on our daughters would it give them bigger boobies in the future?
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Re: Lavender oil recently implicated in abnormal development of breasts in young boys...

so even topical use had this much of an impact?

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Old 09-17-2006, 12:44 PM   #5
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Re: Lavender oil recently implicated in abnormal development of breasts in young boys

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not that it should be taken lightly but ....if we use it on our daughters would it give them bigger boobies in the future?
And lower sex drives. If my dd takes after me, she'll have enough issues with that, I don't need to make it worse, lol.
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