Exposure in the womb to BPA and the synthetic estrogen in birth control pills, caused daughter couch potatoes.10

These researchers said, “We found that if we exposed mice to one of two common endocrine disruptors- bisphenol A (BPA) or ethinyl estradiol (EE), which is the estrogen present in birth control pills, during development, it caused later disruptions in voluntary physical activity once the mice became adults.” In other words, these baby mice grew up to be physically lazy.

Everything you are exposed to, what you eat, put on your skin, and inhale, gets passed on to the next generation.

This is all the more food for thought to be more conscious about how you live. Protect your kids, set the example for your health, for your kids and so that your kids do the same for their kids.


  1. A. Johnson, M. S. Painter, A. B. Javurek, M. R. Ellersieck, C. E. Wiedmeyer, J. P. Thyfault, C. S. Rosenfeld. Sex-dependent effects of developmental exposure to bisphenol A and ethinyl estradiol on metabolic parameters and voluntary physical activity. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 2015; 1 DOI: 10.1017/S2040174415001488