Endocrine Disruptors and FertilityDr Asha S Vijay

Endocrine Disruptors and Fertility

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.

• Cancers

• Diabetes

• Early Menopause & Early Puberty

• Female Infertility

• Endometriosis

• Obesity

• Abortions

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

• Pesticides

• Plastic containers

• Linings of metal cans

• Toys for infants & children

Go for organic, natural alternatives & chemical-free products as much as possible.