Endocrine Disruptors and FertilityDr Asha S Vijay
Endocrine disruptors, also known as environmental hormones, appear in soil, food, air, & water. They are everywhere. The list of endocrine disruptors is BPA (Bisphenol – A), DDT, DES, Dioxin, PCB, Phthalates and Phytoestrogens.
These disruptors target the endocrine system and begin to mimic & alter the hormone levels. Estrogens, Androgens & Thyroid hormones are all at risk of changing their health and fertility status.
The following diseases are linked to endocrine disruptors:
• Autoimmune Diseases.
• Early Menopause & Early Puberty
• Female Infertility
It is always wise to limit exposure to these chemicals, especially if you are trying to get pregnant. Be cautious when you are buying the following products.
• Cleaning agents
• Beauty products
• Plastic containers
• Linings of metal cans
• Toys for infants & children
Go for organic, natural alternatives & chemical-free products as much as possible.