There organizations mentioned in this press release seem to have a definite political agenda; but, then again, who doesn't? So, for your consideration, please note the following in the press release
The National Infertility Association calls for more research, better testing and greater awareness of the impact of environmental toxins -- including exposure to cigarette smoke, alcohol, heavy metals, plastics, mercury, lead and agricultural pesticides -- on reproductive health, fertility and healthy pregnancy. RESOLVE, the leading patient organization representing the infertility community, joined with the Reproductive Health Technologies Project to co-host a briefing in Washington, DC today to call attention to increasing evidence that environmental contaminants are causing growing numbers of women and men to experience the disease of infertility.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of couples who report difficulty becoming pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term has grown from 6.1 million in 1995 to 7.3 million in 2002. Recent data suggest that the fastest growing segment of the infertile community is women under the age of 25. It is known that exposure to environmental toxins are a direct threat to a healthy pregnancy and that in 10% of infertility cases, the causes cannot be explained on a clinical basis.
"There are many medical reasons why men and women have trouble conceiving, as well as the decision to start family building later in life. Yet, for many, the cause of infertility remains 'unexplained,'" said Joseph C. Isaacs, CAE, President and Chief Executive Officer, RESOLVE. "With the numbers of infertile growing, and particularly more women in their prime childbearing years experiencing infertility problems, many believe environmental contaminants are contributing to this alarming trend."
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