Penises are getting smaller and genitals are becoming misshapen due to rising pollution, a top scientist has claimed.
Lower sperm counts and erectile dysfunction may be linked to the use of industrial chemicals in everyday products, according to the new research.
And it also has an effect on libido, as people with higher levels of pollutants have less desire.
Leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologist Dr. Shanna Swan claims babies are now born with smaller penises.
She says that changing the size of the reproductive organ and decreasing sperm counts are linked to increases in “phthalates”.
These are chemicals commonly found in plastic manufacturing parts. They can affect the production of the hormone endocrine disrupting.
Dr. Swan was studying “phthalate syndrome,” which occurs in rats whose fetuses have been exposed to the chemical. She discovered that they were likely born with shrunken genitals.
In her new book – countdown – She claims the chemical can be passed through breast milk and affect babies as they develop in the womb.
This could then lead to a number of serious problems including lower intelligence, premature birth, lower testosterone levels, and smaller penises.
Speak with The interceptionDr. Swan also claimed that exposure to phthalates had an impact on libido.
She said, “We found a relationship between women’s phthalate levels and their sexual satisfaction.
“And researchers in China found that workers with higher bisphenol A levels [a chemical used to make plastics], commonly known as BPA, were more likely to have sexual problems in their blood, including decreased desire. “
Research began in 2017 when Dr. Swann and a team of scientists found that male sperm levels in western countries had decreased by more than 50 percent over the past four decades.
This study analyzed 185 studies involving nearly 45,000 healthy men.
In the new book, she examines how lifestyle and chemical influences affect fertility and sexual development.
She also explores how this could affect “gender reassignment and general health as a species”.