Whether you’re considering having kids a few months from now or a few years, you need to recognize certain chemicals and conditions in your home or workplace that can jeopardize your reproductive health.
Look for danger zones
In order to protect your health and the health of the kids you might have someday, it’s best to reduce exposure to the following hazards:
- Radiation or chemicals at work
- Extremely hot environments
- Organic solvents used for hobbies like refinishing furniture, repairing cars, painting and building model
- Lead or heavy metals used for cleaning guns, found in industrial workplaces or involved in hobbies like pottery
- Metals, pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals that may be found in workplaces
- Pesticides, cigarette smoke, solvents, asbestos, lead, industrial chemicals, and radioactive substances.
Prep with precaution
Kitchens can be a hazard when food isn’t properly prepared. Be sure to cook meat all the way. Avoid raw, unpasteurized milk and cheeses to prevent infections. And always keep it clean – all the way from the prep table to the dinner table.
Make home a peaceful place
Healthy relationships are built on respect, open communication and the freedom to be comfortable, happy and honest. If you’re having trouble managing your temper, experiencing abuse or have been in an abusive relationship in the past, you can get help to keep the cycle from repeating itself.