justashell Posted February 2, 2007 Report Share Posted February 2, 2007 Lavender and tea tree oils found in some shampoos, soaps and lotions can temporarily leave boys with enlarged breasts in rare cases, apparently by disrupting their hormonal balance, a preliminary study suggests. While advising parents to consider the possible risk, several hormone experts emphasized the problem appears to happen infrequently and clears up when the oils are no longer used. None of those interviewed called for a ban on sales. The study reported on the condition, gynecomastia, in three boys, ages 4, 7 and 10. Hmmmm...if tree oils can do this---I hope they consider some of the other stuff they put in common products. This story appeared in our newspaper, The Idaho Statesman, Thursday, February 1, 2007. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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