Scientists say it’s a threat to the human race.

We have a crisis people and it’s pretty serious.

Scientists are reporting that not only do we have a lack of sperm, but we have a lack of FERTILE sperm.

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In the past 75 years, sperm counts have been consistently decreasing in men around the world.

Nicholas Kristof, a Danish fertility scholar describes the sperm behaving in a very strange fashion… He says the sperm is “veering like drunks or paddling crazily in circles” in an interview with Men’s Health.

It’s become quite evident that masculinity has been under attack socially this past decade or so, but it’s also being attacked  biologically.

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The root cause?

Endocrine disruptors.

There are many endocrine disruptors today that have caused this major problem.

What are some common endocrine disruptors?

  • Bisphenol A (BPA) — used to make polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins, which are found in many plastic products including food storage containers
  • Dioxins — produced as a byproduct in herbicide production and paper bleaching, they are also released into the environment during waste burning and wildfires
  • Perchlorate — a by-product of aerospace, weapon, and pharmaceutical industries found in drinking water and fireworks
  • Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) — used widely in industrial applications, such as firefighting foams and non-stick pan, paper, and textile coatings
  • Phthalates — used to make plastics more flexible, they are also found in some food packaging, cosmetics, children’s toys, and medical devices
  • Phytoestrogens — naturally occurring substances in plants that have hormone-like activity, such as genistein and daidzein that are in soy products, like tofu or soy milk
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) — used to make flame retardants for household products such as furniture foam and carpets
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) — used to make electrical equipment like transformers, and in hydraulic fluids, heat transfer fluids, lubricants, and plasticizers
  • Triclosan — may be found in some anti-microbial and personal care products, like liquid body wash

Sooo… basically, they’re found in everything, according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a government organization.

The irony is remarkable. They know exactly what they’re doing. They approved this in the first place. They know it’s harmful and yet they don’t remove it from the foods and products we consume.

GQ

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what’s going on.

The lobbyists are hard at work in D.C. ensuring that these inexpensive additives are allowed to remain in our food and personal care products.

According to Kristof, it will ultimately take stricter regulations on endocrine disrupting chemicals—the kind that can appear in personal care and household cleaning products, canned foods, and even our drinking water—to effectively combat this issue.

Food and drinks stored or heated in plastics are also possible culprits, says Shanna Swan, an epidemiologist. She also noted that thermal printers, commonly found at ATMs and check-out lines, should be avoided.

What do you think? Should the FDA and EPA continue allowing these harmful endocrine disruptors in our foods, farms, and personal care products? 

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