How Pollution effects Infertility
By : Dr. Asha S Vijay Medical Director, GarbhaGudi IVF Centre, Bangalore
Anything which effects the normal, natural environment is pollution. It could be air, water, sound, earth or ozone – the five primal elements of nature.
Similarly the human body is composed of the same five elements though in different proportions, whenever the balance is lost due to internal and external pollutants, the body become diseased or ill.
The majority of the disorders of the modern world like Diabetes, Thyroid dysfunction, Cancers, Infertility, Hypertension, Psychiatric illness,strokes etc are being attributed for external pollutants in the form of pesticides, insecticides, preservatives, coloring agents etc.
There are lots of chemicals which we use on our bodies in the form of deodorants, perfumes, sprays, shampoos,beautifying agents, lipsticks and hair colors which have endocrine disrupting factors (EDF) that cause hormonal imbalances in both male and female which in turn causes infertility.
Also the pollutants at the work place eg: Painting industry,production of chemical agents,dyeing industry, furnaces and foundries cause lot of harm to the human system causing male infertility in the form of abnormal sperms. Also ladies working in such environment are observing lot of menstrual irregularities and premature ovarian failures.
Couples desiring for children should be very cautious of such harmful environments and stay away from them for good.