George Costanza evidently has a new excuse to justify his shortcomings.
This is no joke actually.
Dr. Shanna Swan, a professor of Environmental Medicine & Public Health at Mount Sinai Health System, has warned in a new book that phthalates, a chemical commonly used in the manufacturing of plastics, can shrink penises and decrease male fertility, The National File Pointed out.
As Sky News reported(LINK), Dr. Swan found that “male human babies who had been exposed to the phthalates in the womb had a shorter anogenital distance – something that correlated with penile volume.” Dr. Swan’s research also discovered that rats exposed to phthalates were born with shrunken genitals.
Dr. Shanna Swan writes that humanity is facing an “existential crisis” in fertility rates as a result of phthalates, a chemical used when manufacturing plastics that impacts the hormone-producing endocrine system.
Dr. Swans’s book is called, “Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race”
The chemical has an industrial use in making plastics more flexible, but Dr Swan says it is being transmitted into toys and foods and subsequently harms human development, Sky News explained.
The CDC, claims the effects of phthalates on human health are “unknown,” admits “Some types of phthalates have affected the reproductive system of laboratory animals.”
But what about the masks?
As National File pointed out:
2020 study(LINK)by chemical environmental engineering researcher Tadele Assefa Aragaw titled “Surgical face masks as a potential source for microplastic pollution in the COVID-19 scenario” lists several of the harmful side effects of Covid mask pollution in great detail.
Microplastics contained within face masks are noted within the report to have an “enormous effect on the aquatic biota, and the entire environment,” as well as being a source of “chronic health problems to humans.”
Perhaps most damningly, the study goes on to note that microplastics “contain toxic chemicals as an additive like phthalate, organotin, nonylphenol, polybrominated biphenyl ether, and triclosan.”
Is it possible, that some of the facemasks contain Phtalate? Based on Aragaw’s study, the answer is YES. Is there reason to panic? TJV are not medial experts, research more on the subject.
National File pointed out, this study is not some obscure claim coming from a “conspiracy theorist”: The study is listed in the PubMed.gov archive, which is managed by the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) National Center for Biotechnology Information. The NLM is an institute within the National Institutes of Health.
The deified Dr. Anthony Fauci is the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases which is a branch of the National Institutes of Health.
Something to consider, meanwhile if you didn’t get the reference at the top of this article, here is the famous bit from Seinfeld.