Currently in the US, approximately 700 new chemicals are introduced each year. Most environmental chemicals in our everyday products have entered the marketplace without research or testing into their reproductive or other long-term toxic effects. The chemical companies don’t need lab mice – instead they have us, their unsuspecting consumers!
How do Environmental Toxins Impact Fertility?
This toxic soup we live in negatively impacts egg quality and sperm health in couples of all ages. Poor egg quality in women makes it more difficult for sperm to fertilize the egg and a fertilized egg to implant in the uterine wall. Low sperm count and reduced motility in men lowers the likelihood that sperm will successfully fertilize the egg. The risk of having a baby with birth defects or other health problems increases as a result of lower quality eggs and sperm, and miscarriages due to chromosomal abnormalities are on the rise.