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Can a woman's hormone cream affect her children or pets?

The hug of a middle-aged woman might affect nearby kids and pets in alarming ways -- and it has nothing to do with menopause mood swings.

On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that children who are inadvertently exposed to an estrogen spray to ease hot flashes can develop an upsetting reaction – premature puberty.

A recent report by the Veterinary Information Network also warns that some pets are inadvertently ingesting topical hormone sprays, creams or gels by licking the area or being petted after the product is applied and then grooming themselves.

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Asked by tasches at 5:03 PM on Sep. 9, 2010 in Health

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  • any thing you put into your body is expelled via one way or other. Your bodies largest organ for disposal is the skin. You absorb and excrete through your skin. Any chemical hormone of what have you is excreted through your skin onto whatever you touch. . .and then can be absorbed by others who touch what you have. . .

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:11 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • hmmmm

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 5:10 PM on Sep. 9, 2010