Skip to comments.Natural Oils Gave Young Boys Breasts
Posted on 01/31/2007 2:58:06 PM PST by blam
Natural oils gave young boys breasts
22:00 31 January 2007
NewScientist.com news service
Three young boys grew breast tissue after exposure to lotions and shampoos containing lavender or tea tree oil, researchers say.
It is not uncommon for boys to develop breast tissue during puberty or just after, but the boys affected by the plant oils were aged four, seven and 10.
The natural oils may be gender-bending chemicals mimicking effects of the female hormone, oestrogen, the findings suggest. The boys were otherwise normal, and lost the breast tissue within months of discontinuing use of the products.
Researchers who identified the oils as the cause of the abnormalities in the three pre-pubertal boys have warned parents and doctors to beware of the effects of any toiletry products containing the oils.
If consumers are concerned about exposure to lavender or tea tree oil, they should talk to their physicians, says Derek Henley of the US National Institute of Health Sciences labs in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, US. Now that physicians are aware of the problem, they can document cases, adds Henley, whose team identified the oils as the probable cause in three affected boys.
In follow-up lab tests on breast cells, they confirmed that the oils act both as oestrogen mimics, and as suppressors of masculinising hormone signals. These are definitely the first substances to show a combination of oestrogen mimicry and anti-androgenic activity, says Henley.
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Should have applied this stuff to the 12 year old kid in Germany who underwent a sex change before his penis and testicles were cut off.
Somebody oughta check the shower stall of that poor boy/girl "Kim" in Germany!
You soooo owe me a new screen! That's about the most outlandish thing I've heard this year.
Wow, just about every baby wash manufacturer has a lavender-based sleepytime product. I would think there is more risk from estrogen in chicken products than in lavender & tea tree oil.
Aw you beat me to it.
But I don't think they've done any surgery yet. They're just giving him female hormones. Poor thing.
I think there could be a big market for this stuff in cities where lots of male Democrats live.
My ex must have rubbed the stuff on her butt, it sure grew big!
Good thing I'm having a girl. If I have a boy next I'll be sure and check the labels for this stuff!
I thought he had already under gone the complete change.....
Helen Thomas is intrigued.
They aren't going to cut him till he's 18. Might as well though, since they are pumping him full of hormones so he won't have to shave and will grow boobies.
Pretty much the same abuse, isn't it?
Soy is also a real problem for boys.
Could be, but IIRC they can't do anything legally till he's 16 or 18. He's just got a real knack for makeup, from what I see in the photos....
Hmmmm, explains a lot about my socialist brother-in-law, nothin' but soy milk in that household!
I believe this report originated from Barney Frank's office.
I think Nadler's goal is more of a Jabba-the-hut type of goal, not a gender goal.
That's pretty crappy for all of those kids with hippie parents who push soy at them.
When I was ten I would have loved to have access to breast; on the girl next door.
Changing subjects, but the temperature in Nashville was about 34 degrees at the most today and a PETA bunch is in Nashville demonstrating against the Cattleman's meeting there this week. A PETA girl has herself all painted up with barbecue colors and is positioned on a grill (a fake one), two-thirds naked and shivering to show solidarity with beef and to protest against cruelty to animals. It's pretty cruel to that woman to subject her to that sort of exposure. Made me hungry for a big old steak for supper.
And your measurements are 20W50?
The same thing happens when they get too much soy in their diet -- and all packaged products seem to have some soy in them ---
LMAO! I'm down in Huntsville and weather may delay me going into work in the morning.
Depends on how long I rub it...;-)
Meanwhile, all the boys would do is sit in the corner and play with their new toys.
Begs the question, what does it do to young girls?
I know you probably found it via google or something, but please don't link to that nazi site.
my first thought is, what would it do for my wife?
A lot of cancer survivors avoid soy because it is high in phyto-estrogens which can aggravate existing cancers or possibly spur metastasis. I wonder how well-known is this information about tea tree oil and lavender.
I am a woman. If I would have known this, I would have OD'ed.
Soy article...one of six in a recent series.
I would bet liberals must use vegetable oil.
Sometimes my wife uses such a product in our son's bath. He's 2, almost 3. So far I haven't noticed such a problem, but thanks for the warning.
Actually I have been worried in the other direction. The other day we noticed he was trying to unlock the bathroom door from the outside. When asked what he was doing he said that our 16 year-old babysitter was taking a shower and he was hoping to see her naked. When he heard the babysitter was coming over to stay he told people that his girlfriend was spending the night. He has said a lot of similar things expressing an eye for women. Everyone laughs but I'm starting to wonder if it is normal at his age.
Oh... they mean on the boy's own body...
Really wish you hadn't posted that.
I always thought there was a problem with the tendency to put everything but the kitchen sink into stuff. I deplore nutrition labeling which exacerbated if not started the soy mania. It is getting more and more difficult to find products without soy protein added.
I also- also due to allergies- stay away from the various toiletries which contain a hodgepodge of plant extracts.
Oops. Okay, didn't know.
Gonna find a clean site?
well, who cares, they are just girls. Take a look at a PDR and see the pages of contra-indications and life threatening complications of taking oral contraceptives. But they are still on market. If Viagra had same long list it would be banned. hmmmmmmmmm
OMG!! Add this to soy... No wonder we have a surge of homosexuality! These poor boys!