OPINION: Environment: toxic chemicals threaten humanity – Erin Brockovich

Plummeting sperm counts, shrinking penises: toxic chemicals threaten humanity

The chemicals to blame for our reproductive crisis are found everywhere and in everything.

The end of humankind? It may be coming sooner than we think, thanks to hormone-disrupting chemicals that are decimating fertility at an alarming rate around the globe. A new book called Countdown, by Shanna Swan, an environmental and reproductive epidemiologist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, finds that sperm counts have dropped almost 60% since 1973.

Following the trajectory we are on, Swan’s research suggests sperm counts could reach zero by 2045. Zero. Let that sink in. That would mean no babies. No reproduction. No more humans. Forgive me for asking: why isn’t the UN calling an emergency meeting on this right now?
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  • brandli62  On 03/23/2021 at 4:45 am

    While the release of toxic chemicals into the environment and the reckless disposal of chemical waste is definitely a growing problem and a reason of concern, the projections of declining human fertility is in my opinion alarmist and overblown. Reports of reduced sperm counts based on studies of conscripts, for example, pop up in the press every few years. The real reasons for declining family sizes around the world is the fact that women get educated, enter the work force and get married later. This are all good developments in my humble opinion.

  • wally n  On 03/23/2021 at 11:28 am

    I would think that reduced penis size might generate greater concern. Correct me and I know you will… countries that are destroying the environment, China India have the larger amount of people.Your description of educated, entering work force etc…..usually happens in the countries that need more babies.

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