How climate change is affecting the size of men’s penises?
We are sure, most of you would have heard about increased consumption of fossil fuels, releasing toxic gases into the air we breath, cutting down forests that are major contributing factors for making the planet hotter resulting in drastic climate changes on this planet. You would also have read about increased lung diseases caused by inhaling polluted air. But, in a book titled ‘Count Down’ by Dr. Shanna Swan, he states that increase of chemicals and pollutants in our environment is taking a toll on the reproductive organs in men and women.
Some of the highlights mentioned Dr. Shanna Swan in his book are:
- Pollution is leading to erectile dysfunction
- Pollution is a leading factor for declining fertility in men and women
- Increased pollution is causing male babies to be born with smaller penises.
Here are some direct lines from Dr. Shanna Swan
“In some parts of the world, the average twenty-something today is less fertile than her grandmother was at 35”
That’s clearly something to be worried about because projecting that reduction in fertility rate into the future should make more and more men and women infertile that can bring humanity into an existential crisis.
“Chemicals in our environment and unhealthy lifestyle practices in our modern world are disrupting our hormonal balance, causing various degrees of reproductive havoc”.
Due to our own actions for a comfortable life or those done in the name of “development” are in fact hurting us more than we know and posing more health problems than one could ever imagine.
In the same book, Dr. Shanna mentions five different criteria to tell when a species can be termed “endangered” and as per him, if the condition of any species meet any one of those five criteria, it can be classified as endangered. To our shock, we humans meet 3 out of those five criteria, putting our species at super high odds of extinction in near future.
How are the pollutants in the air affecting human’s fertility?
PHTHALETES, is one chemical used in plastic manufacturing to make it more flexible. When the microscopic particles of plastic enter a pregnant woman’s system or other people’s system, it meddles with the release of endocrine causing hormonal imbalance. The chemical enters the bodies of babies even before they come into this world as they are absorbed into the womb after entering the pregnant woman’s body. This chemical and its related other chemicals are shown to cause female sexual dysfunction and shrinking of the penis size. A study conducted by her revealed that the sperm count in men reduced by 59% over the last 40 years. 180+ studies were conducted on 45,000 men to see the tight coupling between increased pollution and reduced fertility rates.
Also in another study, when people were exposed to less pollutants, their life span seemed to have increased by 9 healthy months.
As we run towards “development” and continue destroying the environment around us, we ourselves are cutting the tree branch we are sitting on. We still some hope left as we are not on the brink of extinction yet. Acting today, doing our part in reducing our carbon footprint will help us and our children a long way in leading a healthy and happy life on our planet.