Many married women find it difficult to get pregnant. In the United States, 7.3 million women experience it. 10 percent of them with undetected cause. However, some medical experts suspect the cause of infertility can be derived from a contaminated home environment.
Unhealthy home environment can affect fertility not only in women but also men. This may help explain the facts that states that as many as 40 percent of men experience infertility.
According to Shine, sofas, floors and other places in the home environment can contribute as a cause of infertility. In fact, household utensils like plastic, chemicals, and cooking utensils can also inhibit pregnancy.
Conveyor chemicals found in paints, varnishes, thinners, resins, rubber, lubricants, dyes, detergents, insulation, ink, film, cosmetics, cleaning fluid, nail polish, and other related products may interfere with women’s menstrual cycle, it can even trigger a miscarriage.
In men, these chemicals can reduce sperm quality. In essence, if you want to be healthy and want your reproductive systems to work well, do not use them too much.
2. Sofa and carpet
Sofa cushions, car seats, carpets, electronic device casings often contain biphenyl diphenyl ethers (PBDE) chemicals, which can contaminate blood. In a recent study, women with high levels of PBDE in the blood takes longer time to get pregnant.
Women should avoid locations where carpet is being cleaned. Better not to clean up their own furniture if you are committing pregnancy program.
Antibacterial soap containing triclosan is designed to protect hospital patients who are susceptible to infection. Triclosan is also found in shampoo and toothpastes. These chemicals can disrupt endocrine hormones and have been shown to disrupt the reproductive system in some freshwater fish.
Contamination of triclosan increased female hormone levels in male fish, thereby reducing their sperm count. Although not yet proven that the impact of triclosan could inhibit human fertility, but you still need to be aware.
4. Elastic Plastic
Do not let your body get used to making contact with phthalates chemical compound commonly used in household plastic products. Although a ban of the use of these compounds had already appeared, but it often still appear in the form of nail polish, vinyl shower curtains, vinyl tile flooring, building materials, plastics, and even sex toys.
The compound potentially affect the quality and quantity of sperm, and is able to damage DNA. In women, some scientists suspect may cause endometriosis, a condition that interfere with the menstrual cycle and can interfere with conception.
Avoid buying products made from soft PVC. Also avoid using plastic container when heating food in the microwave, it is better to use glass or stainless steel for food and hot drinks.
5. Nonstick pan
A number of non-stick pan products containing perfluorinated compounds, which may affect reproduction. Women who have trouble getting pregnant were more likely to have high levels of perfluorinated compounds in their blood than those who easily get pregnant.