New study confirms the dangers of pesticides for women's fertility. It was conducted among women who were undergoing infertility treatment.
New alert on the dangers of pesticides. Consumption of fruits and vegetables containing pesticide residues would reduce the fertility of women.
A study was conducted on women treated for their infertility problem and shows a significant impact. The results of this research were published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A study according to the rate of pesticides
325 women participated in the study, all of whom were treated for infertility, using medically assisted procreation techniques. They were divided into different groups: one consumed fruits and vegetables containing a high dose of pesticide residues, the others low doses.
The dosage scale for pesticide residues was based on that US Department of Agriculture. In each of the groups, subgroups were created with different portions of fruits and vegetables.
Higher risks of miscarriage
Women who consumed fruits and vegetables with larger amounts of pesticide residues are less likely to be pregnant and less likely to be born alive.
Fertility is also gradually decreasing as the amount of contaminated vegetables and fruits increases: women who consume the largest servings, with the highest pesticide residues, are 18% less likely to be pregnant , compared to those who consume the same fruits and vegetables, but in small portion.
In addition, they are 26% less likely to give birth to a baby alive.
To avoid pesticides, organic food can help, even if traces of pesticides have already been found in organic vegetables. Otherwise, eating local and seasonal avoids processed fruits and vegetables to travel.