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Can we take a moment to discuss the long term effects of nanoparticles and the impact that they will have on human reproduction? The Pfizer and
Moderna COVID vaccines use a lipid nanoparticle envelope to encase mRNA so that it can effectively be delivered into cells. Moderna initially
designed this type of gene therapy technology to fight cancer for a small targeted population - cancer patients. The lipid nanoparticle delivery
system was not initially designed to be used for a world-wide vaccine.
This article (published in 2108) discusses the impact of nanoparticle delivery systems on the reproductive tract.
Article titled “Potential adverse effects of nanoparticles on the reproductive system”.
Abstract: “With the vigorous development of nanometer-sized materials, nanoproducts are becoming widely used in all aspects of life. In medicine,
nanoparticles (NPs) can be used as nanoscopic drug carriers and for nanoimaging technologies. Thus, substantial attention has been paid to the
potential risks of NPs. Previous studies have shown that numerous types of NPs are able to pass certain biological barriers and exert toxic effects on
crucial organs, such as the brain, liver, and kidney. Only recently, attention has been directed toward the reproductive toxicity of nanomaterials.
NPs can pass through the blood–testis barrier, placental barrier, and epithelial barrier, which protect reproductive tissues, and then accumulate in
reproductive organs. NP accumulation damages organs (testis, epididymis, ovary, and uterus) by destroying Sertoli cells, Leydig cells, and germ cells,
causing reproductive organ dysfunction that adversely affects sperm quality, quantity, morphology, and motility or reduces the number of mature
oocytes and disrupts primary and secondary follicular development. In addition, NPs can disrupt the levels of secreted hormones, causing changes in
I personally find this to be very concerning...NPs (nanoparticles) can cause changes in sexual behavior? Vaccines containing NPs might be ideal for
the elderly not so sure about for children or for those who are in their reproductive years and want additional kiddos.
Side note: I also find it interesting that the same lipid nanoparticle mRNA approach has been investigated for use in sterilizing dogs. I included
several articles dating back to 2012. “Approaches under study include gene therapy, small interfering RNA or inhibit reproductive targets and
delivery of cytotoxic to pituitary gonadotrophs or GnRH producing neurons in the hypothalamus.”
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