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Is the environment making you infertile?

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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 04:24 PM
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Is the environment making you infertile?


www.besthealthmag.ca

The study, published in the International Journal of Andrology, looked at the semen quality of a total of 858 men born between 1979 and 1987. What they found was that men born in the late '80s not only had lower sperm counts than those born earlier in the decade, but there was also an increase in the incidence of testicular cancer in men born in the early '80s, compared to those born 30 years earlier.
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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 04:24 PM
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The working hypothesis is that environmental contaminants are causing both lower sperm counts in men and higher rates of testicular cancer.

loam introduced this topic on ATS back in September of 2009 in a thread titled MEN: You are being chemically castrated. According to loam's research, endocrine disruptors were the main culprit.

This new study from Finland acknowledges the problem, but only suggests "environmental causes."



"These simultaneous and rapidly occurring adverse trends suggest that the underlying causes are environmental and, as such, preventable," wrote the study's authors, led by Niels Jørgensen.

..."The best working theory we have to explain why sperm counts may be declining is that chemicals from food or the environment are affecting the development of testicles of boys in the womb or in their early years of life," Dr. Allan Pacey, senior lecturer in andrology at the University of Sheffield, said in an interview with BBC News. "[The] inter-generational effect makes it difficult to study, but it is clear that more research is needed to identify dangerous chemicals so that we can try remove them from the environment and protect future generations."


Males of every species are taking a beating in our brave new world - as you can see by loam's old thread. And the situation just keeps getting worse and worse.

No one's talking openly about the concurrent epidemic of erectile dysfunction, and the rapidly growing market for Cialis and similar drugs - but is it related?




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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 04:46 PM
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It's pretty clear we live in a toxic soup, huh?

:shk:



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 04:50 PM
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Uh huh. And now our already over-stressed hormonal and immune systems are getting assaulted by geomagnetic fluctuations from hell. It's all a bit much, all together at the same time.



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 04:57 PM
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Maybe it has to do with drugs use?

I always heard that f.i. smoking weed makes men infertile, if they smoke a lot.

Now what is a lot. They say that twice a day a joint is enough to lower the sperm count. I do not know what other drugs do to the sperm count.

In the late 80's lots a people started smoking pot.
edit on 7-3-2011 by notsosunny because: typing error



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 05:01 PM
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Makes me soooo glad my good years (as to sex and getting pregnant) were before the 90's



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 05:28 PM
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Ooops. Wrong thread.

edit on 7/3/11 by soficrow because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 12:24 AM
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The two main culprits are BPA which is used in many types of food packaging and has a chemical structure similar to hormone estrogen. The other is GMO crops which use terminator (sterile) seeds. All the added chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals and other toxic pollution does not help matters.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 12:35 AM
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not to mention the introduction of birth control not to long before that. estrogen dosen't seem to break down in the water system to well. that coupled with the fact our animals and crops get that same water, and other hormones and anti-biotics. and our increasing dependance on soy based food and additives, as soy can mimic estrogen in humans.

there is species of fish that can barely even mate anymore, and others that turned hermaphrodite to survive.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 12:45 AM
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Originally posted by loam
It's pretty clear we live in a toxic soup, huh?

:shk:


Sorry to say but everything pretty much is toxic and based on chemicals.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 12:52 AM
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Well considering that drinking too much water can kill you you have a point, but not drinking enough either will kill you as well. It is all about finding the right balance, unfortunately that balance is with short term corporate profits, not the long term big picture and overall benefit.



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