In today’s society there is endless information suggesting cause and effect circumstances for health risks, benefits, etc. It can be very overwhelming determining what information is reliable and worth implementing into our daily lives.
Recent data suggests a link between certain chemicals in cosmetics, particularly phthalates, which might result in early menopause, which can impact one’s fertility. These products are found primarily in hairspray and lipstick.
A study from December 2012 suggested women with the highest level of phthalates in their products went through menopause about 2-3 years earlier than others, which is of concern as more and more women delay motherhood.
These chemicals are found in a variety of other daily products and are essentially unavoidable. Discontinuing your daily cosmetic routine likely won’t solve the problem, however, it may be worth considering cutting back on the amount of phthalates. At Michigan Center for Fertility & Women’s Health we are all about protecting your fertility. We suggest you try the all natural and organic beauty line founded by Dr. Carole Kowalczyk and sold through in Harmony. Using these natural products is a great way to cut back on exposure to phthalates.
Click here for more information about the harm that certain chemicals have on women’s reproductive systems.