A lot of different problems for males listed in the “Title”, problems relate to male babies, infants, children, youth, adults & the elderly. The problems discussed apply to many female health problems, but I am concentrating on males only for this article.
The multiple health problems listed in the “Title’ can be linked to the multiple Toxic Chemicals males are subjected to from the point of conception as a Fetus continuing to the end of a males life, young or old he is when he departs.
The number of products emitting these Toxic Chemicals is increasing month by month. Products are not required to be tested before they enter the marketplace. They are only removed from sale if it can be proved they are causing health problems.
It is difficult to prove a product is Toxic to our health, when there are more than 80,000 products emitting similar toxic chemicals.
We digest, we breathe, we recycle & we absorb greater amounts of these toxins year after year.
Unfortunately we now have many Toxic chemicals in our bodies. Many of these Toxins are EDC’s
What are EDC’s
Endocrine Disrupter Chemicals (EDC’s) are synthetic or artificial hormones, the EDC’s can take the place of genuine hormones.
From the day of conception Baby Fetus has receptors to catch hormones, liken them to a baseball or cricket glove.
The “Catch” of the babies receptors of these EDC’s artificial hormones can determine the child’s future.
The amount of EDC’s in the mothers body at conception, during pregnancy, whilst breast feeding, the child’s exposure to EDC’s from food & the environment, can determine the child’s learning ability, behavior & health.
Starting Point – Fetus / Baby
Mum was a good mum, always tried to do the right thing for her unborn child.
Mum only ate good foods, kept the house spotlessly clean, but Mum was unaware that many of the fruit & vegetables she was eating contained pesticide residue, they are Artificial Estrogens (EDC’s). Mum sprayed the house with pesticides, insecticides to keep the house free of bugs (EDC’s).
Mum used many different cleansers, cleaners, air fresheners, mouthwash etc. many contain (EDC’s). Mum always used “Block Out” when in the sun.
Some sunscreen “Block Out” products contain several types of artificial estrogen with nanotechnology, which are tiny micro particles, they can easily to penetrate the child’s skin.
NEVER PUT THESE BLOCK OUT PRODUCTS ON BABIES OR INFANTS
The family only had one car, Mum drove Dad to & from work, she was exposed to a lot of diesel & petrol fumes in the traffic, all EDC’s
Unfortunately we now have many Toxic chemicals in our bodies.
The NBC Video Link Lady tests contain Toxins / 53 Cancer / 62 Brain /65 Birth Defects (Video)
Based upon testing 9 women in New York, showed an average of 93 toxic
chemicals in the woman’s bodies.
53 Toxins which can cause cancer.
62 Toxins which affect the Brain & Nervous system.
65 Toxins which can cause Birth Defects.
Most of these Toxins are EDC’s
EDCs include large chemical families such as the 209 compounds classified as PCBs, the 75 dioxins, and the 135 furans. Only 3 of the 51 chemicals – DDT, PCBs, and dioxin have been studied in any depth.
When baby was born mum & dad were so happy.
They had fitted out the babies room with lots of goodies, hardened plastic toys, soft plastic toys, many contain EDC’s.
They were continually using cleansers & nice smelling deodorizes in babies room, more EDC’s.
Baby bottles & other feeding utensils were of the best quality, but, they were polycarbonate, a hardened plastic which emits Bisphenol A (BPA).
Never put any plastic bottles, containers or cling wrap in the Microwave
Discusses Bisphenol A (BPA) & its association with obesity, type 2 diabetes, behavioral problems, neuro chemical changes to the brain, ADHD, hyper aggression, learning difficulties, later in life breast cancer, prostate cancer, infertility, etc.
The Toxic chemicals causing these problems didn’t exist 70 – 80 years ago.
From each generation passed onto the next generation the levels of toxic chemicals & Genetic changes in our bodies has increased.
Minor change + minor change + minor change, on & on.
A new study has just been released linking Pesticides to ADHD which is an autism spectrum disorder. Full story at Reuters News
Scientist now believe health problems such as Autism (causes of still undetermined) occurs in the early stages of pregnancy.
I list below the huge increases in autism spectrum conditions in the UK.
Source: 1966 – 2004 National Autistic Society. Source: 2009 Autism Research Center
1966 one in 2,222
1979 one in 492
1993 one in 141
2004 one in 110
2009 one in 64
One in every 64 children could have autism, Cambridge researchers find
Hundreds of thousands of children with autism have not been diagnosed, Cambridge University scientists have found.
The study was led by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen at the Autism Research Centre and is published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. The research said this could mean that for every three cases of autism spectrum that are diagnosed, there may be another two that are undiagnosed, giving a ratio of known to unknown cases of 3:2.
Exposure to the Toxic artificial Estrogens continues throughout a man’s life.
These female hormones have a profound effect on the male reproductive system & his health.
Many researches have provided studies which show that a present day male has 50% less sperm than a male had 50 years ago. The young males of today have more malformed sperm.
This varies worldwide, it depends where you live & what level of exposure to artificial Estrogens.
I have chosen the following transcript of a radio broadcast from 5/7/2003.
It is disturbing to me that this knowledge has been ignored for many years, many years before 2003.
Every Doctor, Every Researcher, Every Scientist knows about the problems Estrogens have on the male reproductive system & the males health.
It affects all life on this planet, Human, Animal and Marine
Still there are those whom continually oppose any action to rectify the use of these Toxic Chemicals.
They say it needs 5 more years of studies BULLSH#T ( I apologize for that, but it needed to be said)
The Dollar is more important than life itself to them
Earthbeat – Alexandra de Blas Full Transcript
Endocrine Disruptors in Australia – part 2
Saturday 24 January 2004
Our rivers and streams are polluted with a host of pharmaceuticals, chemicals and hormones. But how much do we know about them and how are they affecting us?
(First broadcast 5/7/03)
Alexandra de Blas: Hi, I’m Alexandra de Blas; welcome to Earthbeat.
This week we bring you the second program in our investigation of endocrine disruption. Last week the focus was on wildlife; this week the impact of chemicals on human hormone systems.
Alexandra de Blas: In recent times, endocrine disrupting chemicals in our environment have been blamed for everything, from declining sperm counts to higher rates of breast and testicular cancer, and the early onset of puberty.
Other researchers believe links can be made to a rapid increase in rates of endometriosis and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
But as we heard last week, while there’s strong evidence linking endocrine disrupting chemicals to hormone changes in wildlife, the links are far more tenuous in people.
Sperm quality is a highly contentious area of research. But it’s potentially a good indicator of hormone disturbance. It’s known to vary widely across geographical regions, but no-one knows why.
An important study just published in the US links the widely-used chemicals alachlor, atrazine and diazanon to reduced sperm quality in men living in rural areas.
Shanna Swan from the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri led the research team.
Shanna Swan: Our earlier study was an attempt to look at sperm quality in four cities in the United States, and that study found that men from rural Missouri had significantly poorer semen quality than men from our urban centres, and so we followed that up by examining the hypothesis that the difference was due to the use of agricultural chemicals in the area around mid-Missouri. So to look at that we sent samples of urine from the men who had provided semen samples, to the Centres for Disease Control, and asked them to analyse for urinary metabolates. For several pesticides, three most dramatically, the levels were very much higher in urine of the men who had very poor semen qualities.
Alexandra de Blas: So close were the links between high levels of chemical and poor sperm quality?
Shanna Swan: For the herbicide alachlor, we had the most dramatic finding, and there, when we divided the range of measured alachlor in the urine into thirds, so that we had low, medium and high, men who had levels in the high group were 30 times more likely to be men with poor semen quality. And that result was very highly statistically significant. The number 30 is for epidemiologists, thirtyfold increase is very good just for a point of reference, smokers are about ten times more likely to get lung cancer than non-smokers. Our numbers were small, I have to say, and we didn’t have a huge number of men in our sample. So we have a large measure of uncertainty around that number 30, but we’re very confident that there is a significant increase.
Alexandra de Blas: Now what were the findings like with atrazine and diazanon, which were the other two chemicals?
Shanna Swan: Atrazine was interesting, because we didn’t find it in very many men, but all but one of the men in Missouri who had atrazine, was a case. So basically if you had measurable atrazine, you had very poor semen quality, and that gave a very significant, more than tenfold, increase in your chance of being a case if you had measured atrazine. And for diazanon, which is not a herbicide but is an insecticide, very commonly used in the United States, that was also more than tenfold likely to place you in the case group.
Alexandra de Blas: You believe that people are taking in these chemicals in Missouri through their drinking water; what leads you to believe that?
Shanna Swan: I don’t want to say I believe it, I want to say that that’s my first hypothesis that we’re looking at. Atrazine and alachlor and diazanon, they’re all three among the pesticides most commonly measured in drinking water sources, by the US Geologic Survey. And the USGS also has demonstrated and reported that these are not removed by normal treatment of drinking water. So there is the opportunity for exposure by drinking water. In drinking water sources, it is not removed, it will therefore get into people’s homes. Now whether it actually did get into the homes of these men, we don’t know, and as we hope to be able to be funded to study home tap water in relation to semen quality, but that will be our next step.
Alexandra de Blas: Sperm quality may have reduced, but every one of the men you tested was fertile, so is the finding really such a big deal?
Shanna Swan: We chose to study fertile men because we wanted to get a population base sample. So we drew from the general population and our results are then applicable to the general population, and that’s why we did that. Now why should we care? We care because it’s unlikely that semen quality will be affected in isolation. It’s unlikely that if the men are affected, women and children are not also affected.
Alexandra de Blas: Is the reasoning there that if the hormonal system of the man is being affected, perhaps women and children could be affected too, but in a different way?
Shanna Swan: Exactly. We don’t really have examples of endocrine disruptors that just affect one system. For example, it is known that testicular cancer is related to poor semen quality, as are birth defects of the male genitalia. So I don’t want to be alarmist saying that these things that based on animal models, we are driven to investigate.
Alexandra de Blas: How do you see the link between endocrine disruption and human impacts?
Shanna Swan: Until recently, we’ve had only speculation that this is going on in humans. We have quite good evidence of wildlife being affected, and in the laboratory we’ve had some very nice evidence, but in humans we’ve been limited to point source contamination episodes, and occupational exposures at high level. It is really only in the last six months that we have this rash of studies coming out, showing measured levels in humans being associated with endocrine disruptors which are increasingly convincing, I would say.
Alexandra de Blas: Shanna Swan, from the Future of Families Research Group at the University of Missouri.
While Dr Swan wants to see this study replicated in other places, Syngenta, the key manufacturer of atrizine, rejects these findings. It claims the study was flawed and that the chemical levels measured were insignificant.
Atrizine is a widely used herbicide in Australia, in industries like forestry, sugar cane and canola production. Diazanon is a pesticide used again in agriculture, but also used around the home. It’s in sheep dips, flea collars, and in products used in the garden. Alachlor is not registered for use here.
A sceptical voice in relation to the links between endocrine disrupting chemicals and sperm quality is Dr Gordon Baker. He’s a leading sperm researcher at Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne. So how does he view these latest findings?