What is Obesogen?
Obesogens are chemicals that disrupt the body's normal homeostatic controls in such a way as to promote adipogenesis and lipid accumulation.
These agents can act by any of several mechanisms such as
disrupting RNA transcriptional control
interfering with normal activity of steroid hormones
disrupting the normal metabolic balance
Source of obesogen
Dioxin from pollution
Dichlorodiphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) from biocide
Bisphenol A (BPA) from a plastic bottle
phthalates : personal care, household product see the list
PFOA : industrial surfactant
They are chemicals to which individuals are exposed on an almost continuous basis, in the foods and beverages they consume and the products they use.