June 17, 2009 mcfadyena

The Disappearing Male

As I mentioned in the news section, I watched a documentary on CBS NewsWorld called ‘The Disappearing Male.’ It is worth a watch. I mentioned the documentary to someone this morning who said: ‘I don’t have 45 minutes to watch it.’ I say, forgo CSI or whatever it is you were going to watch tonight, and watch this. It is about the thousands of chemicals in our world that have not been tested for safety and are proving to be toxic to our selves and our environment. Sure, we’ve heard it all before. Bisphenol A in baby bottles, phalates in baby toys… we know… PLASTICS ARE BAD… but, its effects are being seen. Boys are not being born at the same rate that they were. An industrial area in Ontario has been described as the example of our extinction. The ratio of boys to girls being born in that community is something like 1:4. Elsewhere, rates are better, but they are not good. The boys that are being born are also affected. Their testes are not dropping which multiplies their chances of infertility by 7 and cancer by 8. Their genitalia is significantly smaller and many more boys are being born with genital deformities. In college aged men, compared to their dads, their sperm count is down by half, and of the sperm that they do have, 85% are defective. The chemical industry, like the tobacco industry, is advocating hard to keep these toxic chemicals in use. The only way we can stop this is by our own action. Please, for the sake of your children, grandchildren, and unborn children, watch this documentary.


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