According to a new book published, environmental pollution and chemicals that we are frequently exposed to during the day negatively affect our production development. In fact, these effects can be high, from decreased fertility to shrinkage of penises.
While we all agree that environmental pollution is a “problem,” few of us are “really” trying to do anything about it. In her latest book Count Down, Dr Shanna Swan, an epidemiologist and environmental scientist, offers far more motivating reasons to care about people’s environmental pollution.
According to Dr. Swan, environmental pollution is the most polluting area in the world. it leads to higher rates of erectile dysfunction, decreased fertility and the birth of more babies with small penises. In other words, environmental pollution is seriously affecting people’s reproductive development and threatening the future of our species.
The modern lifestyle negatively affects our reproductive development
“In some parts of the world, 20-year-old women are less fertile than their grandmothers were when they were 35,” said Dr. Swan describes this situation as “the global existential crisis”; “The chemicals around us and the unhealthy lifestyle brought about by the modern world disrupt our hormonal balance and cause different levels of reproductive damage.”
“Babies are now entering the world contaminated with chemicals due to the substances they absorb while in the mother’s womb,” said Dr. To explain the seriousness of the situation, Swan says, humans look at five different criteria for measuring whether a species is endangered, and that the “human” species meets three of these five criteria.
Fertility-reducing chemicals are even used in food packaging
Dr Swan says the main factor causing enough reproductive problems to cause penis size to shrink and reduce fertility is due to phthalates, a chemical group used in plastic production. Phthalates used to increase the elasticity of an item; it is found in toys, food packaging, detergents, cosmetics and many more products.
Until 20 years ago, it was not possible to measure the rate of phthalate in humans, but progress in 2000 made it possible to measure the presence of phthalate in low doses in humans. Since then, Dr. Swan has published papers on how these chemicals can be passed from midwives to children, the sexual desire of women, and the effect on penis length.