How is the environment connected to sexual health?
As more and more research is being done and shared, we are finding that environmental factors can have a major impact on reproductive health. The toxins we find in our shower products, cosmetics, foods, and even sex toys have inherent risk involved that is hardly ever discussed and rarely regulated.
In the United States, the toxins we put into our products not only adversely impact the environment but also our own bodies. According to The Guttmacher Institute, 2000 new chemicals are introduced in products each year and very few are well researched for potential negative side effects. We simply do not yet know how they may impact us. What we do know is that common toxins such as BPA, parabens, and phthalates can lead to sexual dysfunction, infertility, early puberty, and other health problems. In all likelihood, many of these 2000 new chemicals have similar impacts on our bodies.
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