Some toxins can be classified as endocrine disruptors. In other words they disrupt your body’s ability to control its hormone production and function. Because hormones are how our body communicates between organs and our environment, any disruption can cause serious health problems.
Some hormones are more vital. Insulin for instance is used to help regulate blood pressure. When your body loses the function of insulin, there is the immediate risk of dangerously high blood sugar. In this case symptoms become apparent quickly.
For other hormones like estrogen and testosterone, the effects are gradual and accumulate over time. Often times issues with these hormones creep up on people undiagnosed until severe health issues become apparent.