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Avoiding Environmental Toxins Is an Important Women’s Health Issue November 25, 2016

Upper East Side, Manhattan
Avoiding Environmental Toxins Is an Important Women’s Health Issue, Manhattan, New York

For women, being healthy today requires more than just eating right and exercising. Preventing exposure to environmental toxins (such as BPA) can have a significant impact on present and future health. With a focus on women’s health issues, Women's Wellness Center of New York promotes a comprehensive approach to maintaining one’s well-being.

While this Manhattan office primarily focuses on uterine fibroids and other gynecological conditions, they also know that avoiding environmental toxins should be a part of every woman’s health regimen. The following information can serve as a primer on the damage certain toxins can cause and how they can be avoided. 

The Dangers Of BPA

Women’s Health IssueBPA (also known as bisphenol A) is a substance found in a range of consumer goods, most notably in plastics. BPA’s link to dangerous health conditions, such as cancer, has made it a women’s health issue over the years. BPA may also impact kids, from fetal development to early childhood. While researchers debate on the actual risks BPA poses to the public, you can limit exposure by using alternatives to plastic storage containers, reducing your purchase of canned goods, and looking for BPA-free items.   

The Benefits Of Eating Organic 

In addition to avoiding BPA, there are other steps you can take to limit exposure to toxins. Organic diets reduce contact with harmful chemicals, as well as the overabundance of hormones and antibiotics found in many factory-farmed animals. While the U.S. does not require labeling for genetic modification or engineering, you can rest assured that foods labeled organic have not been altered on a genetic level. From a nutrition perspective, organic produce often contains far more nutritional content due to the way the soil is maintained.

Dr. Tara Shirazian and the staff at Women's Wellness Center of New York shine a light on the women’s health issues to ensure you have the information you need to lead a healthy and happy life. Schedule your appointment with Manhattan’s top fibroid surgeon by calling (646) 754-3300 today. 

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