An interesting but sobering article in the Vail Daily News outlines how toxins in our environment are playing a major role in declining fertility.
It’s acknowledged that one out of every six couples in the U.S. experiences problems with conception during the first 12 months of trying. Apparently, toxins can affect sperm count, movement and “structure” and sons of mothers who have a high level of toxins may have a lower sperm count and a male birth defect called hypospadias.
In women, environmental toxins can affect ovulation, hormones such as progesterone and estrogen, and can cause PCOS, endometriosis and fibroids.
Fortunately, taking precautionary steps as simple as using glass instead of plastic containers, can aid in fertility and conception.