Can environmental toxins affect fertility?

Can environmental toxins affect fertility?

Have you ever considered that environmental toxins  could be impacting on your ability to conceive? Where you work and what you are exposed to on a daily basis can impact on how quickly you become pregnant.  Over the past couple of months I have been discussing how to  set Fertility Intentions to build a healthy fertility lifestyle.  We have discussed how to become womb positive  and Address addictions;  So today we are looking at how environmental toxins can affect your fertility.

Everyday environmental toxins 

Every day a cloud of potentially hormone disrupting toxins surround us, pesticides and herbicides in our soil, chemicals and additives in food, contaminants in water ,pollutants in car exhausts and cigarette smoke (see addictions). Chemicals in solvents, plastics, metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, toys (including sex toys),  pesticides, adhesives as well as those we absorb through our skin in make up – hair dyes, household cleaning products , mobile phones and much more. What about your VDU or air conditioning at your work place and wi-fi?

The NIEHS supports studies to determine whether exposure to endocrine disruptors may result in human health effects including lowered fertility and an increased incidence of  endometriosis and some cancers. Research shows that endocrine disruptors may pose the greatest risk during prenatal and early postnatal development when organ and neural systems are forming.

There have been many studies showing that ingredients in our cleaning products can affect hormonal balance .

An estimated 9 million people died from pollution exposure during 2017.

The Lancet (2017) documents that up to 25% of premature deaths can be attributed to pollution, especially air

According to US scientists  toxic metals, pesticides  and chemicals commonly found in food packaging including plastics upholstery and carpets mimic the action of oestrogen and potentially damage women’s fertility  and have been linked with infertility in animals.   

More than 100 pesticides in any medium air, water or soil can cause birth defects, gene mutation and cancer (conserve-energy-future.com)

Per fluorinated chemicals (PFCs) are used to make products like Teflon, as well as waterproof clothing, pesticides and upholstery. The  study found that exposure to high levels of the chemicals, which can remain in the environment and the body for decades, could leave women struggling to get pregnant. (29.01.2009, News Infertility Network UK)

A study in 2005  reported that chemicals travel through the umbilical cord and reach the unborn baby. The study “revealed the presence of approximately 100 synthetic chemicals in the umbilical cords of newborns” Houlihan et al “Body Burden:The Pollution in Newborns”, Environmental Working Groups July 14, 2005

Human Reproduction update (2005) has published a list of occupations that may be toxic to fertility.  They include: taxi and lorry drivers, motor mechanics, welders, bakers, cooks, fire fighters, painters and lab workers, cleaners, farmers, doctors, dentists and  health care workers, those you work in the beauty industry, manufacturing,  IT workers and high stress workers!  So that’s most of us!

Fertility Hack

Invest in a Fertility MOT to assess toxic load – super important post failed IVF or when preparing for pregnancy.

Choose organic foods and nourish your fertility

Filter  water

Don’t wrap or heat food in plastic or cling film and avoid microwaves when possible

Avoid aluminium kitchenware, foil and foods

Dry Skin Brush – Did you know that more than a pound of waste products are discharged through your skin every day? 

Change you sanitary ware to non toxic forms

Check ingredients in   hair care products, dyes, toiletries, cosmetics, deodorants, perfumes, air fresheners and cleaning products. Download

Creation Fertility Guide to Skincare

The Creation Fertility Guide to Environmental Toxins

Watch this  informative video.  It  explains how chemicals affect our health, fertility and children

 Our chemical lives. 

Justine Evans Founder of Creation FertilityJustine Evans is the founder of Creation Fertility and it’s products.  She connects life with natural cycles and seasons, integrating Western science with traditional healing  &  alchemy. Justine  is a registered Naturopath, Nutritional Therapist, a Usui and Seichem Reiki Master/ Teacher, works with Goddess energy and  and runs a private Women’s Natural Health and Fertility Clinic in Richmond Borough, Surrey.

To make an appointment with Justine call 07747 133170 or buy 

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