Small, plastic particulate matter has already been found in beer and tap water, which is not surprising given that we know the oceans, rivers and estuaries are contaminated. But finding a worse scenario inside many bottles of ‘pure’ mineral water is surprising.
A key area I consider when my pre-conceptual clients are looking to optimise their fertility, is how much exposure they may have to chemicals or ‘xenoestrogens’. The modern environment can bring us into contact with many different chemicals, both industrially, in the home, through our beauty products and through our diet. We inhale them, ingest and absorb them, with implications for our health and reproductive ability.