Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,
As an extension from a previously closed post, I recently read a theory which is being thrown around to help explain why Japanese women raised in Japan have very little breast cancer, while (genetically) Japanese women raised in the US have about the same rate as European-American women. The theory suggest that plastics leach a material that mimics estrogen. As clearly indicated within a previously closed post, the ingestion of micro-plastics over an extended period of time can certainly lead to a variety of physical abnormalities. That said, I am wondering how micro-plastics can mimic estrogen. Does this happen at a molecular level, meaning, the micro-plastics take on a similar structure as estrogen? Or, does it try to mimic estrogen at a functional level?
Any feedback given here will be greatly appreciated.