Interview with Megan Sieg about the Toxicology of Cosmetics

In this episode, I spoke with Megan Sieg (@megmadeup14), PhD student studying human exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals and their impacts on the brain. What does it mean to be an endocrine disruptor? Are our cosmetic products really ‘estrogenic’? We took a deep dive into this topic and explored a few cases that a lot of consumers are worried about - parabens, aluminium, SLS, triclosan and phthalates. There's no shortage of toxicologist impersonators online, and agencies (such as the EWG) with a vested financial interest in spreading misinformation. What does science have to say about these chemicals?