Wednesday, March 14, 2012
With the increase in solar flares and expert warnings over the threat of asteroids, volcanoes, and earthquakes, it’s understandable to be concerned about the future of the earth and mankind alike. What many experts and publications are forgetting, however, is that these disasters may actually be less threatening than the harm placing on our own bodies. Known by some as the ‘infertility timebomb’, men are increasingly becoming infertile at an astounding rate that worries many scientists. We can’t control the trajectory of asteroids, but we can control what we put into our bodies.
Scientific reports have been revealing that men are rapidly on the path to infertility at an alarming pace. One in five men between the ‘healthy’ ages of 18 and 25 were reported to produce abnormal sperm counts, with only 5 to 15% of their sperm healthy enough to be classified as ‘normal’ by the World Health Organization. What’s more, a male infertility problem is considered important by a shocking 40% of couples. Professor Niels Skakkebaek from the University of Copenhagen has been speaking out about the fertility issue, stating that it is as important as the severe environmental concerns that currently face the planet. Another scientist stated that if scientists from another planet were to study the male reproductive system, they would actually conclude that ‘man was destined for rapid extinction’.
Ubiquitous, Toxic Chemicals Leading to Mass Infertility
Given the severity of the problem, you must be wondering why you haven’t heard of it before. Well, it may have to do with the corporate food industry as well as biotech giant Monsanto. Chances are that you are being exposed to infertility-linked items on a daily basis, from food products to common herbicides. Ubiquitous substances like bisphenol A (BPA) have been tied to fertility defects in offspring which cut off their ability to reproduce, and can be found in everything from plastic water bottles to canned goods. Shockingly, fertility-crushing BPA has been found in 90% of babies’ cord blood.
Even junk food, which compromises a significant percentage of the American diet, has been directly linked to infertility. Analyzing a similar demographic of males between the ages of 18 and 22, scientists found that those who ate a high amount of junk food had poorer quality sperm than those with a nutrient-dense diet. Is it any wonder that fertility rates are declining?
Unfortunately, it does not stop there. One recent study found that Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup can also be contributing to the possible extinction of the human race. Researchers tested Roundup on mature male rats at a concentration range between 1 and 10,000 parts per million (ppm), and found that within 1 to 48 hours of exposure, testicular cells of the mature rats were either damaged or killed. The most disturbing part? In a study conducted by a German university, the active component of Roundup, Glyphosate, was found in all urine samples tested. The very substances linked to infertility are perhaps some of the most commonly found in the body. And this is not a complete list — in fact, it is but only a small sample.
Fertility expert Dr. Gillian Lockwood says that these devastating effects on reproductive health occur even before birth, attacking the fetus as it develops.
‘Sperm counts are declining and there is mounting evidence that the problem starts even before birth,’ says Dr Gillian Lockwood, medical director of Midland Fertility Services.
Time For Change
Scientists and experts are sounding the alarm. It’s time to change the current health paradigm and rid the biosphere of toxic substances that are leading to the demise of the entire human race. Infertility-causing chemicals are a threat even in small concentrations, but many of these chemicals like BPA are being ingested in such large amounts that the catastrophic effects on the global populace will not be fully known for years. The same holds even more true for Monsanto’s Roundup, which is not only threatening the reproductive capabilities of the population, but the environment as a whole.
Activism works. Global activism has forced companies like Campbell’s to change their BPA-containing recipe, rid the food supply of high-fructose corn syrup, and introduce a number of GMO labeling campaigns internationally. Now it’s time to take back the health freedom of the planet and secure the prosperity of the human race as a whole. This is not an isolated issue.
This article first appeared at Natural Society
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 4:02 am