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BPA Leads to Fertility Defect in Offspring

Anthony Gucciardi
October 31st, 2011
Updated 03/15/2013 at 4:26 am
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Bishphenol a (BPA), the headline-topping chemical commonly found in plastics, cans, and food packaging has been tied to yet another negative condition — adversely affecting male genital development and subsequently targeting fertility rates. If you have been following the latest BPA research, then it should be no surprise to you that BPA has been repeatedly linked to diabetes, breast cancer (with over 130 total studies), hyperactivity and depression, and countless other conditions.

BPA Alters Anogenital Distance, Heavily Tied to Fertility in Men

The study, which involved the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Research in Human Reproduction, examined the effect of BPA on Anogenital distance (AGD). AGD is the distance between the genitalia and the anus, and is biologically very important. AGD has been linked to fertility in males, making the affect of BPA on the male reproductive system quite significant. Linked to both semen volume and sperm count, men with an abnormally short AGD (lower than the median around 52 mm (2 in) have seven times the chance of being sub-fertile as compared to those with a longer AGD.

This is particularly startling due to the fact that BPA has been found in 90% of babies’ cord blood.

Researchers examined 153 boys,  56 with parental occupational exposure during pregnancy and 97 without. After factoring in the weight and age of the boys using regular linear regression, the study found that parental occupational exposure to BPA during pregnancy was associated with shortened AGD in male offspring. What this means is that those who were exposed to high levels of BPA during pregnancy were found to birth offspring with AGD defects. But what about those who do not deal with BPA exposure through their occupation?

Outside of directly working with BPA-containing items, there are many other venues of BPA exposure that could be affecting your health:

  • 18 out of 20 of the most popular food cans are laced with BPA

As more research comes out on the dangers of BPA, it will become more apparent to the general public how important it is to reduce daily exposure and utilize natural BPA solutions. From causing cancer to fertility, there is simply no reason to keep BPA around.
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  • Anonymous

    Plus, it's in every container which people put food in. Is it any wonder our sperm count is dropping so steadily?

  • Morgan

    Man, and I had to spend almost $1000.00 to get sterilised. Now it's free. Poo!

    I also don't think it's workin' that well. Gods, the traffic around here is horrible. A lower population density would be nice.

  • bill z

    Eugenics anybody ?

    • Anonymous

      A classic example of eugenics and depopulation.

  • John

    Amazing what BPA can do to you.