T he infertility timebomb: Are men facing rapid extinction?
One in five men could suffer from fertility problems. And scientists have warned that it's just going to get worse...
There's a crisis brewing, but it has nothing to do with the economic deficit or the current political uncertainty. Scientists are warning that rising levels of male infertility have become so perilous that it is a serious 'public health issue'. And some go even further.
Professor Niels Skakkebaek, of the University of Copenhagen, describes the issue 'as important as global warming'. Last week, one science writer even suggested, in starkly terrifying terms, that if scientists from Mars were to study the male reproductive system, they would possibly conclude that man was destined for rapid extinction.
And if it continues, this trend could indicate men are on a path to becoming completely infertile within a few generations.
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Originally posted by Chopper
reply to post by Veritas Lux Mea
Homosexuals were rare back them, because they had to hide because society was so homophobic. They are now more open and it seems there is more of them. I find this subject to be sexist and homophobic. Men see all feminine traits as negative. Society is changing and being more open minded.
An estimated nine in 10 people have traces of Bisphenol A, or BPA, in their bodies. -
- Scientists found that those with high levels of the chemicals in their bodies were a third more likely to develop heart disease than those with low levels.
More than two million tonnes of BPA are thought to be produced across the world every year.
Unborn baby boys are at greater risk of developing cancer and infertility later in life due to gender-bending chemicals found in food, cosmetics and cleaning products, a new report warns.
Professor Sharpe concluded that gender-bending chemicals are "likely to account for a proportion" of birth defects in baby boys and the testicular cancer and fertility problems the boys may suffer later in life.
Chemicals found in food cans, nail varnish and shampoos could be triggering early puberty in girls, putting them at greater risk of cancer and diabetes, scientists believe.