A new study has revealed that the chemicals contained in the non-stick cookware, plastic vessels, flame retardants and antibacterial agents can cause early puberty and infertility.

Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD, the chair of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, says that there is "increasing evidence that these contaminants may be playing a role in reproductive disorders."

Scientists feel that most of the reproductive health problems are directly linked to heredity. Exposure to harmful chemicals at an early stage may have hastened the onset of these problems. They say that some of the chemicals like BPA act as a hormone and can have serious adverse effects on our body.

“We have begun to question whether exposures are affecting reproductive health, and the data are quite confirmatory," Giudice said. "We don't really have a good handle on why certain chemicals may put African-American girls, for example, at risk for an earlier age of onset for puberty.”

There is no significant information on the chemicals we use daily in our life and its effects on our body. Most of the studies have not comprehensively depicted its influence on our body when exposed at an early stage. But, this research will study its effect on the human being from the conception stage to puberty.

Researchers say that even when we use organic food and avoid eating fish and meat many chemicals can still enter our body through the dust in the house. Small amounts of chemical deposits can be found in the dust, so cleaning the house is an option to steer clear of chemicals.

Many of the US states are pondering over or have introduced policies and laws to curb the use of many of the harmful chemicals in household products after a major uproar from various organizations like Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. But, it will take some more campaigning to force the chemical companies to check its products for safety.