Environmental Toxins as a Common Cause of Male Infertility and Poor Female Egg Quality I and II

With the increasing contamination of the environment with metals, chemical toxins and persistent organic pollutants has come an increase in virtually all chronic diseases in all age groups. The reproductive system is particularly susceptible to these toxins resulting in decreased sperm count and quality, impaired egg viability, increased spontaneous abortion and increased fetal abnormalities. In addition, those with the highest toxic load also have increased risk of IVF failure. This presentation reviews the substantial research on toxins and infertility, provides clear guidance on diagnostic methods to assess toxic load and intervention strategies for the most significant toxins which damage male fertility and the toxins most damaging to female fertility.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the significant role of common environmental toxins which damage male and female fertility.
  2. Become able to recognize which patients are most likely suffering from fertility-damaging toxins.
  3. Be competent in objective testing of toxic load.
  4. Develop male- and female-specific toxic load reduction strategies.

IFS Lecture from July 2, 2018

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