Further Discovery of BPA’s

Staying aware and educated so you can make conscious choices is key this day and age — and even more so if you are on the fertility journey. It has been discovered that harmful chemicals such as BPA’s (Bisphenol-A), phthalates, pesticides, and parabens (just to name a few) are found in plastics, metals, and even in our cosmetics and cleaning supplies. What we are learning is that these types of products are not only linked to cancers, but they are also showing as hormonal and endocrine ‘disrupters’ (especially the BPA’s). This is extremely important information for someone trying to get pregnant, especially if she and her partner check out A-okay but are being thrown into the category of “unexplained infertility.”

Furthermore, as Wikipedia explains, ” …a dose of disrupting chemicals can do substantial damage to a developing fetus (baby)… Endocrine disruptors are substances that ‘interfere with the synthesis, secretion, transport, binding, action, or elimination of natural hormones in the body that are responsible for development, behavior, fertility, and maintenance of homeostasis (normal cell metabolism)’.”

I ran across this article last fall (Sept. 2011) and wanted to share, as there as some interesting new discoveries.

Remember: knowledge is power.


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