Young girls should avoid contact with lavender oil
Exposure to lavender can cause abnormal breast growth in young girls. Parents should make sure their children are not in contact with lavender oil and tea tree.
A recent study by the University of Campbell of Osteopathic Medicine found that lavender oil can cause abnormal breast growth in young girls. The results of the study were published in the English journal "Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism".
Lavender also causes abnormal breast growth in boys
Previous studies have already linked abnormal breast growth in boys with lavender scents. This study is the first study to find this in young girls.
The ingredients of the essential oils mimic estrogen
Researchers also found that breast growth in young girls and boys comes after the cessation of lavender-containing fragrance products. Some essential oil components mimic estrogen and block testosterone. The research team suggests that essential oils may be the source of breast growth seen in these cases. The public should be informed of these results and the risks must be weighed before any use of essential oils, the researchers added.
Parents should keep their children away from lavender oil and tea tree
It is important for medical staff to know that lavender and tea tree oils contain endocrine disruptors, and this should be taken into account when assessing premature breast development in young girls and boys or swelling of breast tissues in adult men. Because essential oils appear to cause premature breast growth in young girls and boys, these products should not be used in children. As a parent, make sure you do not use lavender and tea tree oils in your household if you have young children. This will prevent potential negative effects on children's health. (As)
- J Tyler Ramsey, Yin Li, Yukitomo Arao, Ajanta Naidu, Laurel A Coons, Alejandro Diaz, Kenneth S Korach: Examples of EDC Cases and Activities, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Application: 08/15/2019), JCEM