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That was a really good article in the NYT you linked to. It really gave me a lot to think about...how even though 'puberty' may not be literally starting early, other environmental factors cause symptoms that look like puberty and therefore kids are treated like they are in puberty. Wow.



That's interesting. It was the week of my 11th birthday when I first started my period, but several family members were later. This article lists some related research. http://is.gd/laePrp As the mom of a daughter, I've been following this topic.


I am really curious about the average age of puberty. I was 13, my sisters 15, my mom 13, my mother-in-law from Puerto Rico 11, a 50 year old friend of mine said 11, and said her mother was 9. Only my friend who grew up in South Africa and was very thin was 16.

It's a very small sample size I know. But I'd like to know more about this average age. My mom, mother-in-law, and friends grandmother wouldn't have been so exposed to the above chemicals and they were all on the early side.

Still, I would ten to believe chemicals that mimic hormones and are hormone disruptors play a role in effecting our hormones.

Do you know of any other studies?

Alix Gnoske

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