Hormone disruptors

Western men’s sperm count has declined by 59%. This has been linked to hormone-disrupting chemicals.


You probably know someone who is having problems with getting pregnant. Did you know that in the last 40 years, the sperm count of men in the Western world has declined by 59 per cent? Many researchers believe this is connected to exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals in everyday products. Hormone-disrupting chemicals are used in ways you probably never think of. They make plastic softer, and they can create can linings and sealants or be used to make pleasant smells. That special smell of a new car has been linked to hormone disruptors, for example.

Reference: https://academic.oup.com/humupd/article/23/6/646/4035689

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