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Air pollution vs fertility: Is the poor AQI and smog affecting your reproductive health?

Published on Nov 13, 2023 07:00 AM IST

An increased level of air pollution has been associated with various gynecological issues. Fertility expert shares insight on smog affecting reproductive health

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Studies have shown that exposure to air pollutants, particularly fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and toxic chemicals, can have adverse effects on women's reproductive health. Highlighting that an increased level of air pollution has been associated with various gynecological issues, Dr Ritu Sethi, Associate Director - Gynecology at Max Hospital in Gurugram and Founder of Aura Speciality Clinic in Gurugram, revealed a few important fertility-related points that you should know - (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 13, 2023 07:00 AM IST

Studies have shown that exposure to air pollutants, particularly fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and toxic chemicals, can have adverse effects on women's reproductive health. Highlighting that an increased level of air pollution has been associated with various gynecological issues, Dr Ritu Sethi, Associate Director - Gynecology at Max Hospital in Gurugram and Founder of Aura Speciality Clinic in Gurugram, revealed a few important fertility-related points that you should know - (File Photo)

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1. Prolonged exposure to these pollutants has been linked to irregular menstrual cycles, decreased fertility, and an increased risk of miscarriages. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 13, 2023 07:00 AM IST

1. Prolonged exposure to these pollutants has been linked to irregular menstrual cycles, decreased fertility, and an increased risk of miscarriages. (Shutterstock)

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2. The impact of air pollution on gynecological health underscores the importance of clean air for the well-being of women and their reproductive systems.(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 13, 2023 07:00 AM IST

2. The impact of air pollution on gynecological health underscores the importance of clean air for the well-being of women and their reproductive systems.(Shutterstock)

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3. Efforts to reduce air pollution not only benefit the environment but also play a vital role in safeguarding women's reproductive health.(Photo by Bermix Studio on Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 13, 2023 07:00 AM IST

3. Efforts to reduce air pollution not only benefit the environment but also play a vital role in safeguarding women's reproductive health.(Photo by Bermix Studio on Unsplash)

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4. The presence of pollutants in the air can lead to hormonal imbalances, which may contribute to conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 13, 2023 07:00 AM IST

4. The presence of pollutants in the air can lead to hormonal imbalances, which may contribute to conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis.(Unsplash)

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