9 Everyday Chemicals That Could Be Screwing with Your Fertility
Causes of infertility could be found under your own roof. Here's how to avoid them.
By Leah Zerbe
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Everyday Chemicals Linked to Infertility
Infertility is far more common than most people think. According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, approximately 6.1 million couples in the U.S.—about 10 percent of the reproductive-age population—experience fertility problems. For these couples, becoming pregnant is far from easy.
Ovulation and sperm deficiencies are the most common infertility problems, accounting for two-thirds of all cases. And as scientists are starting to discover, even tiny exposures to certain chemicals could throw reproductive systems into a tizzy.
Although we encounter many of these hormone-disrupting chemicals unknowingly every day, there is some great news: Once you ID these infertility infiltrators, you can make smart, easy choices to cut them out of your life for good.