Human fertility is declining worldwide. While much of the 50% decrease in the number of children born per woman in the past 60 years is due to choice, an increasing number of couples—now 1 in 7 to 10 in North America—are have serious difficulty conceiving. A significant cause of this progressive loss of fertility is increasing body load of environmental toxins in both men and women.

Environmental toxins cause infertility in basically 4 ways:

Endocrine disruption.

Damage to the female reproductive system.

Damage to the male reproductive system.

Impaired fetal viability.

This damage not only decreases natural fertility but also makes in vitro fertilization (IVF) much less likely to succeed. The worst fertility disrupters are organochlorine compounds (chlorinated pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, and dioxins), bisphenol A (BPA), and organophosphate pesticides and herbicides. However, many other chemicals, metals, and air pollutants seriously damage fertility.