When you initially think that it might be time for you and your partner to start a family, you might begin thinking far more about your (and their) fertility. And when you consider the impact that a variety of different things might have on your fertility, you likely think of things like your ages, the chemicals you're exposed to, and more. But what you might not be thinking about are common household appliances that may make you less fertile, which are things you might want to know more about if you're trying to conceive.
It's important to note that even many of the appliances and chemicals that can potentially have an effect shouldn't have an effect at the levels to which you're exposed. So there's no need, necessarily, to immediately throw away every household product that contains chemicals or every appliance in your home. And some of the things that you maybe would assume would be no-nos, from a fertility standpoint, might not actually have much evidence, at least as of yet, to substantiate those claims. Still, knowing about some of the things that you keep around your house that might be causing some preventable harm, particularly if used in certain ways, is important because it allows you to make more informed choices. And knowing which sorts of appliances and other things might be affecting your fertility can give you an idea of some additional topics to broach with your doctor that you may not have otherwise thought you needed to discuss.