The Disappearing Male is an important issues faced the human species: The toxic threat to the male reproductive system. It’s a very thought provoking documentary.
The last few decades have seen steady and dramatic increases in the incidence of boys and young men suffering from genital deformities, low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and testicular cancer. In my practice, I had certainly seen enough male related fertility issues ( to my surprise ) and I strongly believe that this impending crisis is real.
At the same time, boys are now far more at risk of suffering from ADHD, autism, Tourette’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, and dyslexia.
The Disappearing Male takes a close and disturbing look at what many doctors and researchers now suspect are responsible for many of these problems: A class of common chemicals that are ubiquitous in our modern world; Could easily be found in everything from shampoo, sunglasses, meat and dairy products, carpet, cosmetics and baby bottles, they are known as “hormone mimicking” or “endocrine disrupting” chemicals; They may be starting to damage the most basic building blocks of human development – ” sperm “. All right, I am not being sexiest here, I know that ovum is as essential as well, but the drop in population sperm count ( worldwide ) is alarming in the past 100 years.
It has been shown that men who work with some solvents, metals and pesticides father fewer baby boys. This documentary brings up a number of interesting facts about the effects of chemicals, specifically phthalates and Bisphenol A on male reproductive systems and the declining male birth rate.
Phthalates are used to make soft toys for children, that meant to be chewed on! 3/4 of all cosmetics, skin creams, hair conditioners contain this harmful substances.
So, my main point is, should we be more cautious about what we use on our skin ( bear in mind that skin is the largest human organ )? Is organic beauty products safer?
Oh, shall you – my dear reader, think twice before getting your dear man to finish up those toiletries that were bargains /gifts / leftovers?
Now you know that apart from buying him boxers instead of hugging briefs, you also have the social obligation of getting him safer toiletries.