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Toxic Chemicals are Plummeting Sperm Counts

Human beings are going through reproductive problems caused by climate and plastic. In addition to that Toxic Chemicals like phthalates and PFAS are shrinking penises and Plummeting Sperm Counts. This is research done and published in the book countdown.

Shanna Swan, an environmental and reproductive epidemiologist at New York’s Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, wrote the book “Countdown,” the hormone-disrupting substances are abolishing fertility at an alarming rate worldwide. Sperm counts have dropped nearly 60% since 1973.  Her research said the counts could reach zero before 2045 which means that there will be no more babies, no more humans.

The Chemicals are the reason for the crisis and are found in everything from wrapping food items, plastic containers to waterproof clothes and fragrances in cleaning products. It is also found in our soaps, shampoo, electronics and carpeting items. Some Chemicals are known as PFAS or Forever Chemicals. They are called as forever because they don’t break down in the environment or human body. They just accumulate and cause more damage.

In the book countdown, the author said that in many countries on average twenty-something women are less fertile than her grandmother was at 35. She also added that a man today will have half of the sperm his grandfather had. This state of reproductive affairs can’t continue much longer without threatening human survival. This is the global existential crisis.

The researchers also showed that  not only affect the sperm count it also reduces semen quality. They are also shrinking the penis size and volume of the testes. Many countries are passing laws to protect people. The European Union has restricted several phthalates in toys and sets limits on phthalates considered “reprotoxic” meaning they harm the human reproductive capacities in food production.In the United States, a study found phthalate exposure “widespread” in infants, and that the chemicals were found in the urine of babies who came into contact with baby shampoos, lotions and powders.

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