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3 Possible Reasons the French Sperm Count Dropped by 1/3 in 17 Years

Posted by Anonymous on December 8, 2012

In a study involving over 26,600 French men, researchers concluded that average sperm count decreased by 32.2% in the past 17 years. We’re sad, but not surprised. In addition to the number of sperm dropping dramatically, the number of normally formed sperm also declined by a third.

University of Sheffield’s Dr. Allan Pacey, however, says the study “does not resolve the issue of whether or not sperm counts have declined or not. If we were to believe the data uncritically, we should put the changes into clinical context: the change in sperm concentration described 73.6 to 49.9 million per milliliter is still well within the normal range and above the lower threshold of concern used by doctors which is suggestive of male infertility (15 million per milliliter).”

The study authors insist in the journal Human Reproduction, however, “This constitutes a serious public health warning. The link with the environment particularly needs to be determined.”

Environmental factors, in fact, like the presence of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, are on our list of possible reasons the sperm count of the French, and Americans, has fallen.

1. BPA, Endocrine Disruptors

Ubiquitous chemicals like bisphenol-A (and its close cousin, bisphenol-S, which is found in abundance in BPA-free products) have linked to various reproductive difficulties and even anogenital distance in male infants (who later face 7 times the risk of being sub-fertile). Although BPA has been banned in baby bottles, the chemical is still heavily used in plastics, canned food, cosmetics, and more.

Dr. Joelle Le Moal from the Institut de Veille Sanitaire says, “Impairments in the quality of human gametes (male sperm and female eggs) can be considered as critical biomarkers of effects for environmental stresses, including endocrine disrupters. Firstly, this is because gametes are the very first cells from which human beings are built up during their lifetimes.

“According to the theories about the developmental origins of health and diseases, early exposures may have an impact on adult health.”

2. Bad Food

France maintains a ban on GMOs, but that doesn’t mean everything they eat is GMO-free. GMO technology and glyphosate (an ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, often found in residual traces on conventionally grown food) have been repeatedly linked with infertility in men. Eating junk food containing GMOs (and animals raised on GMOs) might therefore contribute to a lower sperm count.

3. Computers and Wi-Fi

Just 4 hours of using a Wi-Fi connected laptop leads to a dramatic drop in sperm quality. And according to a study published in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility, it only takes 10 to 15 minutes of laptop use to cause scrotal damage and impair fertility. This is true likely thanks to both the excessive heat of a laptop as well as the low-dose radiation from Wi-Fi. In fact, one couple conceived only after the male began using his laptop not on his lap but on a table or desk.

So what can be done to protect sperm health? Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to positively affect sperm health, and turmeric is a radioprotective substance with countless other benefits. Avoidance of the aforementioned factors, however, is the best—and most difficult—course of action.

via » 3 Reasons the French Sperm Count Dropped by 1/3 in 17 Years Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!.

Perhaps cell phones are being secretly tuned to emit waves that accomplish the population reduction agenda.

… WiFi technology may cause a major handicap for men hoping to build a family: sperm damage. A team of Argentine scientists led by Conrado Avendano of the Nascentis Center for Reproductive Medicine in Cordoba found that placing drops of semen from healthy men under a laptop connected wirelessly to the Internet kills or maims the little swimmers. The scientists reported their findings this month in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility. After four hours next to the WiFi-connected computer, 25% of the sperm had stopped moving and nine percent showed DNA damage. By comparison, semen kept at the same temperature but away from the computer showed just a 14% drop in mobility and only 3% suffered DNA damage. Semen placed under the computer without the WiFi connected did not experience significant levels of sperm damage, the study says.

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2 Responses to “3 Possible Reasons the French Sperm Count Dropped by 1/3 in 17 Years”

  1. Fred Killer said

    Where does this leave WIMAX?

    National Wifi flooding the airwaves 24/7.

    Then there’s the electrical grid, complete with embedded frequencies allegedly designed to effect behavioural modification.

    Number one must surely be nuclear radiation though. France has a very high dependency on nuclear fission for it’s electricity and we in England even buy their power.

    America also has a lot of nuclear reactors. God help the Japanese after Fukushima, which is an ongoing catastrophe of Biblical proportions.

    Then there are additives to the water supplies….

    • Xeno said

      Nuclear radiation is easily detectable and I have not heard any reports of elevated levels in France. This is from March 2011:

      > A French nuclear safety agency announced that radiation levels in France were normal on Wednesday. Mildly radioactive winds were predicted to arrive in the Hexagon yesterday, as a result of Japan’s nuclear accident in Fukushima. > > > The Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire (IRSN) said that no abnormal levels were detected on the whole of the Teleray alpine network, calling the levels “extremely low.” > > The Teleray network consists of 170 fixed probes, which constantly monitor the intensity of gamma rays in ambient air. > > Tests were administered through samples of atmospheric dust, rain water, grass, and cow’s and goat’s milk. > > All of the tests resulted in levels “inferior to detection limits,” apart from the goat’s milk sample, which presented traces of caesium-137. > > These traces can be linked back to the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986, according to the IRSN. > > http://mobile.english.rfi.fr/france/20110324-frances-air-deemed-safe >

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