For many of us, starting a family is one of life’s precious milestones. The removal of this ability through infertility can be distressing and life changing. Infertility has been said to link to contact with pesticides. Research suggests “Pesticides and other man-made chemicals may lower male fertility for at least four generations.” (Connor)
“A new study shows that adult sperm, when exposed to hormone disrupting chemicals (often called endocrine disruptors), mature too quickly and fail to reach and fertilize the egg. Dozens of pesticides are known or suspected endocrine disruptors. The list includes widely used herbicides such as 24D, atrazine and simazine, common organophosphates (e.g. mala-thion and chlopyrifos), the fungicide mancozeb and persistent chlorinated pesticides such as endosulfan and DDT.” (Panna)
Bread and flour products are said to contain dangerously high levels of pesticide residues one of which is chlopyrifos.
Exposure to endocrine pesticides can be avoided through eating organic food. Fortunately there is a wide range of organic food available today to suit all tastes. Which include Purebreads fantastic range of breads and buns, pizza bases and bread-crumbs. When you think about your future, think organic.
Connor, Steve – “Man-made pesticides blamed for fall in male fertility.” 3 June 2005. New Zealand Herald. 20 August 2011
Panna – “Pesticides linked to infertility – new evidence .” 2 August 2002. Safe Food. 20 August 2011