Professor Oladapo Ashiru, President of the Academy of Medicine Specialties of Nigeria, has stated that daily activities such as using lipstick, driving barefoot, and using insecticides can all lead to infertility.
Ashiru said this during a lecture at the Academy’s inauguration and induction of fellows in Lagos.
He went on to say that poor eating habits, stress, and eating stockfish and fish with high mercury levels are all embryo-toxic and could be a major cause of infertility.
In his words;
“Some women do not drive with their shoes because they find it easy driving barefooted. Many patients experience miscarriages after going through IVF because the upper lining of those pedals have antimony which has been proven to be embryo-toxic. Not until we remove this antimony from them, they can’t be pregnant or keep a pregnancy. Same goes for mercury which is present in large fish and stockfish; fumigation, oil spillages, the use of lipstick and pesticides are also injurious to the health.
Fumigation and pesticides can affect a woman who is carrying a baby; it will affect the baby and the child to be born. That is, toxins from pesticides affect three generations. Women use a lot of lipstick, unknown to them that they carry a lot of toxins especially if they are cheaply made. Oil spills are also toxins to the sperm and eggs, it causes miscarriage.”he said
According to the Professor, women who drive barefooted have high chances of getting miscarriages during delivery. He also talked about the use of one thing that women cannot do without, lipstick. Being made of a lot of toxins can also cause infertility.