When any population shows a marked decrease in reproductive health, it is serious. Today we are talking about “humans”.
In an opinion piece quietly published in the NY Times by Evan Hepler-Smith, he pointed to a study that indicates sperm count for men in the US, the EU, and Australia/New Zealand has dropped since the 1970s by 50%.
I look at this statistic as a “vector”, an arrow pointing to a significant issue or trend – in this case this vector means that human reproductive health is seriously threatened.
He also pointed out that the massive number of chemicals we are exposed to is the most likely culprit.
Here is a link to the study: https://academic.oup.com/humupd/article/doi/10.1093/humupd/dmx022/4035689/Temporal-trends-in-sperm-count-a-systematic-review
These chemicals are coming towards us from every possible direction: food, the personal care products we use, the chemicals we use in our homes, even the substances that our furniture is made from.
As consumers, we need to demand that this massive animal experiment be stopped: we are not rats to be experimented on for the profit of some CEO & his shareholders at a chemical company.
Read labels. Complain through web sites. Write your Senators and Congressperson about the EPA.