Habits and Environment

Habits and Environment
 
Key Points

  • Certain habits and environmental factors affect fertility.
  • Whilst it is not possible to remove them completely from our lives, it is possible to minimize exposure and learn healthier habits.
Certain habits and environmental factors can affect fertility. Some examples include:

1. Substance use (steroids, drugs)
2. Alcohol
3. Caffeine
4. Smoking
5. Exposure to pollution
6. Exposure to radiation
7. Exposure to BPA and Phthalates
These factors can have an impact on both male and female fertility through different pathways. Examples of mechanism of action include direct toxicity, induction of chromosome mutations, oxidative stress and endocrine disruption.

Whilst it is not possible to change all these habits and environmental factors, it is possible to minimise exposure to certain elements and to make minor changes towards healthier habits.

By accessing the Premium Interventions page, you have access to detailed information about each of these habits and environmental factors, research how they impact fertility and what you can do about it.

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