I found the below press release, and information, too important not to share. I recommend everyone click on “The Dirty Dozen” link in the article as “There is mounting scientific evidence to support the claim that environmental factors have an effect on fertility. From common household items to cancer treatments, there is a myriad of chemicals that both men and women may wish to avoid to help increase one’s ability to conceive a child.”
NEW YORK, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/
With Earth Day right around the corner, The American Fertility Association (The AFA), a national, non-profit, family-building organization, has positioned itself as a leader in creating a greener world for all those trying to conceive. There’s mounting evidence that numerous environmental factors may have an effect on fertility and on the health of developing fetuses. We have advanced this conversation within the world of reproductive medicine, and our commitment to raising awareness about it continues today.
The AFA is one of the leading voices on environmental toxicity and reproductive health. We have published an innovative informational fact sheet titled, “The Dirty Dozen,” which outlines the top twelve chemicals that both men and women should avoid to help increase their ability to conceive a child. Our Infertility Prevention Handbook (http://www.theafa.org/blog_images/MM_EDUCATION_2011.pdf) further highlights the possible negative effects of environmental toxins while also discussing other challenges, such as the biological clock and STI’s.
Environmental toxins affect more than just fertility. Recently, experts at a United Nations meeting called for action to address preventable environmental and occupational causes of cancer which are responsible for 1.3 million deaths each year. The AFA urges the owners of factories and businesses, both large and small, to make the changes needed to protect both their workers and the health of the general public. This includes the greening of chemically laden nail salons, which can be a “toxic soup” environment for salon workers. “The AFA is proud to be a thought leader in this arena, and looks forward to definitive answers being realized,” says Ken Mosesian, Executive Director of The AFA. Mosesian continues, “We recognize that more research is urgently needed.”
About The AFA
The American Fertility Association, a 501 (c) (3) national non-profit organization, is a lifetime resource for infertility prevention, reproductive health and family building. The AFA’s services and materials are provided free of charge to consumers and are available to everyone without reservation. These include an extensive online library, a daily blog, telephone and in-person coaching, a resource directory, daily fertility news, a toll-free support line, and education outreach events.
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SOURCE American Fertility Association