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Avoid Perflourinated Chemicals when Having Trouble Getting Pregnant

Thursday, February 12, 2009 by: Brian Swift
Tags: toxic chemicals, health news, Natural News

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(NaturalNews) It is a situation that many couples are faced with. Why is it taking so long to get pregnant? This can be a frustrating situation and brings many questions that demand answers. You should certainly consider seeking the help of a fertility doctor but you should also take a look at the chemicals that may be present in your everyday life. Some chemicals found in common products may delay or prevent pregnancy.

They are known as perflourinated chemicals and they are found in everyday products that we come in contact with. In fact it is difficult to avoid them since they are found in many different common products. They can be found in pesticides, food packaging, skin creams, dental floss, carpet cleaners, and more. Not only are they in our life but they remain in our bodies and in the earth for decades traveling everywhere and eventually filling up dumps and making their way into our ground water.

Women With Higher Levels of Perflourinated Chemicals Take Longer to Become Pregnant

A recent Danish study found that of the over twelve hundred women participating in the study, those women with higher levels of some perflourinated chemicals took longer to become pregnant. Dr. John Olsen from UCLA led the research team which published their findings in the online journal "Human Reproduction". In related animal studies the perflourinated chemicals were found to affect fertility, the organs, and hinder development in fetuses.

6 Tips to Avoid Perflourinated Chemicals When Trying To Get Pregnant

1. Buy products that are packaged in natural or green packaging. Buying products that are natural or green and come in recycled packaging, minimal packaging, or green packaging in most cases contain fewer chemicals and give you a better chance of avoiding these chemicals.

2. Avoid Teflon cookware as it is a common product that contains perflourinated chemicals and can more easily transfer the chemical into your bloodstream if it enters the food that you are cooking using this type of cookware.

3. Buy only natural and green chemical cleaning products as common floor waxes, carpet cleaners, Scotchgard, and other cleaners are known to contain perflourinated chemicals. You can always use vinegar and baking soda.

4. Try to avoid storing food in plastic. Use an alternative method such as glass or more natural containers known to contain fewer chemicals.

5. Stop buying bottled water and use aluminum or stainless steel bottles made for reuse and low on chemicals. A reusable water bottle is a simple and cheap way to insure you control the chemicals entering your body.

6. Buy milk in a glass bottle. Many women trying to conceive drink more milk than normal which can be a good thing. Make sure it is a good thing by deciding on the container your milk comes from.

Source: http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint...

About the author

Brian Swiftly is an experienced writer and blogger with a great joy for the internet and technology. He is a father and husband with a love of sports, living an active lifestyle, independent green living, and more
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