Best summary statement of the chem-tox.com site's findings:
Male infertility increases over past 40 years
One-half of 1% of men were functionally sterile in 1938. Today it has reached between 8-12% (an over 15-fold increase). "Functionally sterile" is defined as sperm counts below 20 million per milliliter of semen.
Note: A recent report attaining media attention states sperm count has not declined over the past 4 decades. However, note how the study used the dates of 1951 for the 1st comparison study. 1951 was well after the introduction of large amounts of chemicals into society and was a year in which vehicle emissions contained both high levels of lead and large amounts of toxic hydrocarbon/solvent combustion products. Also, by 1951, pesticide use was making its way into consumer use.
Dr. Cecil Jacobson
Reproductive Genetics Center
Nationwide infertility rates
A study by the National Center for Health Statistics estimated in 1988 that 8.4% of women 15-44 years had impaired ability to have children and about half of these couples eventually conceive. (These are overall average infertility figures pertaining only to women - statistics will vary greatly depending on the age of the woman. Couple infertility rates are nearly double this percentage since it then takes into account male infertility).
Dr. Howard Jones
"The Infertile Couple"
New England Journal of Medicine
December 2, 1993 pg. 1710
No species could ever have evolved with genes that led "naturally" to such high levels of infertility. This is just one more sign of how badly we've all been poisoned.
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