Although we encounter many of these hormone-disrupting chemicals unknowingly every day, there is some great news: Once you ID these infiltrators, you can make smart, easy choices to cut them out of your life for good.
Follow me as I bring them to you one at a time
1. Nonstick Chemicals
Sure, nonstick pots, pans, and baking gear are convenient and easy to clean. But the problem is, nonstick chemicals start leaching into your food once chips and scratches start showing up in the enamel. That chemical migration is problematic, since there’s a long rap sheet of health problems associated with nonstick chemicals, including baby-making problems for both men and women. Danish researchers found that men with higher levels of a common nonstick chemicals, perfluoroalkyl acids, had half the amount of healthy sperm of men with the lowest levels. Scientists have found it takes women who have higher levels of nonstick chemicals in the body longer to become pregnant.
Found in: Nonstick cookware; used as a grease barrier in some takeout containers and in microwavable popcorn bags.
Protect yourself: Stay away from drive-thru fast food joints, cook with untreated stainless steel, cast iron, glass, or stoneware, and make safer popcorn