An article appearing in the BBC is claiming researchers assessing results from 185 studies conducted between 1973-2011 are claiming significant sperm count drops in men could lead to EXTINCTION of the human race! Researchers told the BBC that if this trend continues that humans may face a mass extinction event. This research was conducted at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and what they found was a 52.4% decline in sperm concentration and a 59.3% decline in total sperm count in men…..FROM……
and New Zealand.
The study also indicated that the rate of decline in men living in these countries is continuing and maybe even increasing. Other researchers are not so sure about this including myself!
What about China and the rest of Asia? India? Africa? South America and the Middle East? Sorry but I think it a bit premature to assume that if male sperm count in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand continues to drop that the human race may become extinct when we have males in these many other places apparently NOT with the same problem. What it may lead to is some amount of extinction of people living in these affected areas but it won’t lead to global extinction of humans.
Additionally, the study says there is NO CLEAR EVIDENCE for the apparent drop but it may be linked to exposure to chemicals used in pesticides and plastics, obesity, smoking, stress, diet, and even watching too much TV (inactivity). No doubt these things are not exactly healthy for you and some or all may be connected to the drop in sperm count in SOME males and eventually this could cause problems with reproduction but this study is NOT focused on the places where MOST HUMAN POPULATIONS live. What it is focused on is the “Western World” and likely there is a drop in sperm count but I also notice there is also a decline in societies in these nations too. So add the decline in sperm count to the societal decline and it looks to me pretty much like the fall of the Western World in more ways that one.
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