PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS AND YOUR HORMONES
Love cosmetics? Beware, they may cause infertility, problems in pregnancy.
Most of the cosmetics, including nail polish, anti-bacterial soaps, anti-ageing creams, hair sprays and perfumes, have a severe effect on female fertility.
LOVE COSMETICS? BEWARE, THEY MAY CAUSE INFERTILITY, PROBLEMS IN PREGNANCY. MOST OF THE COSMETICS, INCLUDING NAIL POLISH, ANTI-BACTERIAL SOAPS, ANTI-AGEING CREAMS, HAIR SPRAYS AND PERFUMES, HAVE A SEVERE EFFECT ON FEMALE FERTILITY.
CHEMICALS IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
THERE ARE ALSO A LOT OF METALS FOUND IN CERTAIN PRODUCTS, SUCH AS MERCURY AND LEAD IN MASCARA AND EYE LINERS. THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS ARE INFERTILITY, BIRTH DEFECTS AND MISCARRIAGE. FOUND IN CHEMICAL SUNCREAMS:AVOBENZONE, HOMOSALATE, OCTISALATE, OCTOCRYLENE, OXYBENZONE, OXTINOXATE, MENTHYL ANTHRANILATE AND OXTOCRYLENE
FOR THE FIRST TIME, A STUDY HAS DIRECTLY LINKED TRICLOSAN WITH DAMAGE TO HUMAN SPERM. THIS 'UBIQUITOUS' CHEMICAL CONTRIBUTES TO WIDESPREAD FERTILITY PROBLEMS. ONE IN SIX COUPLES HAVE TROUBLE STARTING A FAMILY AND MALE INFERTILITY IS TO BLAME IN NEARLY HALF OF THESE CASES. TRICLOSAN, AN ANTIBACTERIAL AGENT THAT IS STILL USED IN SOME SOAPS AND TOOTHPASTE CAN ALTER SPERM'S SWIMMING AND ABILITY TO PENETRATE EGG CELLS
RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT THE CONTINUED USE OF ANTIPERSPIRANTS CONTAINING ALUMINUM ARE ABSORBED BY THE SKIN AND CAN MIMIC ESTROGEN HORMONES. THE ABUNDANCE OF ESTROGEN HORMONES IN THE BODY (AKA "ESTROGEN DOMINANCE") HAS BEEN LINKED TO BREAST CANCER, ENDOMETRIOSIS, FIBROIDS, AND INFERTILITY. FOR MEN-. HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF ALUMINUM MAY CAUSE LOW SPERM COUNTS
CHEMICAL: NAIL POLISH
FORMALDEHYDE, PHTHALATE LIKE DIBUTYL PHTHALATE (DPT) AND TOLUENE IN NAIL POLISH. POLISH REMOVERS CONTAINING ACETONE, METHYL METHACRYLATE, TOLUENE, AND ETHYL ACETATE ALL POSE A HIGH RISK IN INFERTILITY, MISCONCEPTION AND EVEN BIRTH DEFECTS.
* THPH has been banned in the EU since 2004,but still can found in nail polishes in the USA.
* DnBP, toluene and formaldehyde have been linked to conditions such as infertility, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome and even certain cancers, like breast.
* Exposure to these chemicals while pregnant puts you at a higher risk of miscarrying and the baby at risk for physical and mental birth defects. The defects may include preterm birth, increased chances of miscarriage, learning problems and cognitive impairment, behavioural issues and even damage to the kidney, brain and the nervous system.
Some clean nail polish brands are Zoya, Ella + MilaPiggy Paint, Pacifica, Essie, Cote etc
Nearly 80 percent of hair products aimed at black women contain chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and obesity. The use of hair relaxers has also been linked to increased risk of endometriosis (uterine tissue abnormally grows outside the uterus) and often causes female infertility.
Make up products
Non-toxic cosmetics brands made with natural ingredients and are free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates are: BareMinerals,OLEHENRIKSEN, Au naturale,kosas,juice beauty, Aveda etc
Examples of clean non-toxic brands include: Native,David’s, Longrich.
We need to give a thought about the safety of any product before we use them. Excess use of cosmetics can reduce your chances of conceiving drastically and can be disastrous to pregnancy and owing to their serious effects on the reproductive organs. Avoiding use of such chemicals is advisable, even after conception, continued excess usage can cause miscarriage and birth defects.