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.