BPA Plastics and PBDEs Increase Concerns for Infertility

Monday, February 22, 2010 by: Brett Brown
Tags: BPA, infertility, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
BACK INTO THE CLOSET: Why U.S. reporters are not allowed to write about rainbow events in nations where being gay is still condemned
Depopulation test run? 75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized
A family destroyed: Six-month-old dies after clinic injects baby with 13 vaccines at once without mother's informed consent
INVESTIGATION: Three days before Dr. Bradstreet was found dead in a river, U.S. govt. agents raided his research facility to seize a breakthrough cancer treatment called GcMAF
BAM! Chipotle goes 100% non-GMO; flatly rejecting the biotech industry and its toxic food ingredients
BOMBSHELL: China and America already at war: Tianjin explosion carried out by Pentagon space weapon in retaliation for Yuan currency devaluation... Military helicopters now patrolling Beijing
ECONOMIC SLAVERY FOR ALL: While we were distracted with the Confederate flag flap, Congress quietly forfeited our entire economic future via fast-track trade authority
March Against Monsanto explodes globally... World citizens stage massive protests across 38 countries, 428 cities... mainstream media pretends it never happened
GMO crops totally banned in Russia... powerful nation blocks Monsanto's agricultural imperialism and mass poisoning of the population
SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision may have just legalized the concealed carry of loaded firearms across all 50 states, nullifying gun laws everywhere
Nearly every mass shooting in the last 20 years shares one surprising thing? and it's not guns
Vicious attack on Dr. Oz actually waged by biotech mafia; plot to destroy Oz launched after episode on glyphosate toxicity went viral
Holistic cancer treatment pioneer Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez dies suddenly; patients mourn the loss of a compassionate, innovative doctor who helped thousands heal from cancer
Pepsi drops aspartame from diet soda as consumers reject toxic sweetener
Bride of Frankenfood: Hillary Clinton pushes GMO agenda... hires Monsanto lobbyist... takes huge dollars from Monsanto
Wild eyes and bowl cuts: Why do mass shooters always share the same hair styles and crazed zombie stares?
Mind control through emotional domination: How we're all being manipulated by the "crisis of the NOW"
Genetically white woman now claims self-identify as black: If you can choose your gender, can you also choose your race? What about your species? Can a human claim to be a llama?
(NaturalNews) Infertility is not an easy issue for any couple to deal with. For some this miracle of life can become a daunting task, and a failure to conceive has been the cause of many separations. Research has shown that due to the increase of plastics being used infertility rates are on the rise. Recent research has also indicated that PBDEs, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, are of increasing concern on how they affect health and fertility in both men and women.

PBDEs are chemical flame retardants that are applied to many things such as foam furniture, carpets, fabrics, plastics, and electronics. In a study published in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal, PBDE blood levels were measured in 223 women. The women with the higher levels of PBDE blood concentration experienced a longer delay before pregnancy. Each tenfold increase in blood concentration of PBDEs was linked to a 30% decrease in the likelihood of becoming pregnant each month.

Previous studies suggest that 97% of Americans have detectable levels of this substance in their blood. PBDEs have been shown to mimic estrogen, and also to have a negative effect on the thyroid hormone. Too high or too low thyroid hormone levels can impair fertility.

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency and the two largest manufacturers of one type of PBDE agreed to phase out the use of the chemical. However, these toxic substances will be in the environment for a long time to come.

Plastics And BPA
Many plastics contain a chemical called bisphenol-A, or BPA. BPA is found in many products such as baby bottles, water bottles, and storage containers. BPA is used in the production of epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastics, and it tends to find its way into many of our everyday products including the lining of aluminum cans.

Associate professor of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale says that BPA changes the expression of the key developmental genes that form the uterus. Taylor suggests that when pregnant women are exposed to the estrogen mimicking properties found in BPA, it can impact the reproductive tract development and the future fertility of female fetuses. In essence this research shows that BPA may prevent the embryo from attaching to the uterus for further development.

In men the estrogen mimicking effects of BPA have been know to block some of the more important effects that testosterone has on sexual functioning. A study done in China was conducted on 550 factory workers, some of who were exposed to BPA. Those who were exposed to BPA were four times more likely than those who were not to report some sort of sexual dysfunction.

As an alternative to storage containers and plastic bottles, a good idea is to move forward with the use of glass storage containers and bottles which have not been associated with any known cases of infertility. Both BPAs and PBDEs are of increasing concern for sexual dysfunction and infertility, and should be considered very carefully if trying to conceive a child. It should be noted that these chemicals have also been linked to developmental disorders in children, which is also on the rise.






About the author

Brett Brown is a contributing journalist with a strong desire to help others receive factual information in the health industry.
He also writes for and updates his own blog on a regular basis which can be found at: http://rawhealthforce.blogspot.com

Follow real-time breaking news headlines on
BPA at FETCH.news
Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...


Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.