So we don't want to make the general statement that "chemicals are bad" because EVERYTHING is made of chemicals. However, there are some chemicals that ARE in fact BAD for us. Some of these chemicals can even be affecting your ability to conceive!!! Listed below are five chemicals that have been linked to MALE infertility. So if you are struggling while trying to conceive, try eliminate these chemicals from both your and your partners lives. And remember it takes approximately three months for new male sperm to develop so BE PATIENT.
PARABENS are preservatives found in conventional personal care items from moisturizers to sunscreens, look for them prefaced by “methyl,” “ethyl,” “propyl,” “butyl” and “isobutyl.”
OXYBENZONE and OCTINOXATE found in chemical sunscreens (zinc-based sunscreens are a much better bet).
Food heavily treated with with CHLORINATED HYDROCARBON INSECTICIDES—the same class as DDT. Avoid these by eating USDA Certified Organic.
TRICLOSAN in antibacterial soaps, gels, wipes and sprays; studies show washing your hands with soap and water works just as well.
BPA in food-can linings, cash register receipts and hard plastics.
I hope this helps all of you out there that are struggling while trying to conceive. Even if you are not TTC I would highly suggest spending more time reading product labels and doing research on the product you buy, because all of the above mentioned chemicals are not good for anyone. Remember, we have the power to change the way companies make their products, they will go where the money is going!
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