Environment and Fertility

No More Sperm = No More Us

Shanna Swan,¹ in her book Countdown, notes that sperm counts have dropped about 60% since 1973.

If that’s not an emergency I don’t know what is.

Her research suggests sperm counts might reach zero by 2045.

Zero sperm = zero babies = bye bye us.

The cause—so-called “forever” chemicals, aka PFAS ²  don’t break down in the environment or in our bodies.

They hang around, steadily accumulating and doing ever more damage, harming sperm production.

These chemicals have been correlated to “reduction of semen quality, testicular volume, and reduction of penile length”. ³

Pollution by PFAS is literally everywhere!

No part of the world is free of these forever chemicals.

Please click on the link below for more background on PFAS. 


¹ Environmental and reproductive epidemiologist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.

² Synthetic carbon fluorine chemistry now classified as per- and poly- fluorinated compounds.

³ Shanna Swan as quoted by Erin Brockovich


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