Why Switching to Organic Skin Care is Crucial to your Fertility
Chemicals used in the production of many over the counter skin care products are linked to infertility in women according to a 2009 study conducted in cooperation with University of California School of Public Health, the International Epidemiology Institute, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and University of Aarhus Institute of Public Health.
The Ugly Truth about most Commercial Skin Care Products The chemicals in question are part of a class of chemicals called perfluorinated chemicals. These chemicals are widely used in items such as food packaging, pesticides, clothing, upholstery, shampoos and are well-beloved for their stain and stick resistant properties (think Teflon or Goretex to of the biggest users and abusers of perfluorinated chemicals). Exposure to perfluorinated chemicals have previously been found to be a human carcinogen and cause deterioration in our major organs AND it may lead to infertility. The study found that women who had higher levels of perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in their blood took longer to become pregnant than women with lower levels. Learn more about the impacts of perfluorinated chemicals or about the study that links perfluorinated chemicals to infertility.
Why choose Organic Skin Care Products? Organic skincare is free of perfluorinated chemicals. The more you limit exposure to this harmful chemical, the lower your chances are of suffering from the long term affects. A good rule of thumb is to always choose products that you can read the ingredients label on. It is a safe bet over the long run.