From canned food to the food itself, men can become infertile as a result of exposure to certain chemicals.
- ATM receipts
Do you know how many receipts you handle every day from morning coffee, fuel, the supermarket bill, to any snack? The number may not end. But do you know what the problem is? About 40 percent of today’s receipts are laced with the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), which has been linked to fertility problems and heart disease. According to a new study published in the Journal of Fertility and Sterility, men who had higher levels of this substance in their urine were found to have a problem with fertility, as the quantity and quality of their sperm decreased.
Protect yourself: If you are not interested in the receipt or invoice, do not take it. If it is important, it is best to put it in an envelope or file, and never in your pants pocket or bag. Do not put these receipts in the recycling bin as they will contaminate other clean paper.
- Canned food
Many researchers believe that the biggest source of bisphenol-A (BPA) contamination comes from food packaging. Of course, using canned food is easier, but almost all of those metal cans are lined with bisphenol-A (BPA) resin, which leaches into the food. For your information, acidic canned goods, like tomato paste or ketchup, are loaded with bisphenol-A (BPA).
Protect yourself: Choose frozen or canned foods in glass instead of metal.
- Sex games
To be sure, all things that can cause infertility and decreased fertility have been examined, so don’t be surprised by the presence of these toys on the danger list, as they touch the genitals and may be more dangerous than toys. food. on them, especially vinyl tools and toys. This type of plastic releases phthalates, a chemical that softens plastic and causes cancer, allergies, birth defects, and infertility.
- The shower
Phthalates are found in many things beyond sex toys, but also in scented soaps, shampoos, detergents, and vinyl shower curtains. (These substances cause a headache when inhaled.) The heat of the water helps release these chemicals.
Protect yourself: choose organic, fragrance-free soaps and shampoos. Avoid perfumed or scented personal care products. Invest in a shower curtain made of a non-vinyl material.
Unfortunately, insecticides designed to kill household insects and agricultural insecticides do not differentiate between harmful insects and their sperm. The effect is the same when exposed to these chemicals.
Protect yourself: Wash the food you buy at the market well if it is not organic. Do not use insecticides on your hands, wear safe gloves, cover your mouth and nose when using them, and stay away from the spray area for several hours, then ventilate the room well before use, and do not allow children to play with the hazardous materials used. to kill insects such as dust or balls.
- Heated car seats
Despite the cold weather, owners of luxury cars equipped with heated seats are not recommended to use heating because the high temperature kills sperm and reduces their number.
Protect yourself: Direct heat on the testicles can be a problem, but using hot air in a car shouldn’t cause any problems.
- Contaminated fish
If you like fish, you need to make sure of the source of the fish. Some contaminated water contains a group of chemicals that were used in the electrical industry, and despite the fact that its production has stopped, it does not decompose, so its sediments and remnants of its use are still present in the land and water.