Pesticides wreak havoc on reproductive health in men Research has found that there is an increase of sub-fertile semen, testicular cancer, un descended testes in babies in the last 50 years. Recent research presents evidence that agribusiness chemical have tremendous impacts on the male hormones.
Men who have high levels of three commonly used pesticides in the urine are 10 times likely to have low sperm quality than those without. Research suggest that common weed killers that include alachlor, atrazine, and diazinon damage men’s sperm count.
Men often come in contact with these chemicals by drinking water that is contaminated by them.
Other studies have found that some pesticides and fungicides that are on food can actually “impair testosterone synthesis” (Hatle, 2010). This article reports that despite this finding the government has not taken any actions to discontinue the use of these chemicals.
These chemicals are found in many places, in food packaging, food production, plastics, and other factors in the agribusiness. These chemical have anti-androgen and hormone disrupting properties.
Because of these chemicals reproductive health in men in declining.
These chemicals are used because they increase the agribusiness’s profits, the use is not based on the public health of society. There are ways the article suggests that men can avoid the impact of these chemicals. Some ways consist of eating organically, avoiding processed foods, and drinking pure water.