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BPA - Threat to male fertility

BPA – Threat to Male Fertility

BPA (Bisphenol-A), a by-product of plastic manufacture used for decades in the mass production of food containers and baby bottles is now a threat to male fertility.

Published in the journal PLOS Genetics, the study found a direct link between BPA and disrupted sperm production. BPA has now been shown to decrease sperm mobility and quality and has been linked to male infertility.

BPA is found in most food and drink cans – including tins of infant formula milk – plastic food containers, and even the casings of mobile phones, and other electronic goods. Even though BPA has been banned in baby bottle manufacture in Europe, it is still used to line most plastic and tin food packaging – despite the calls for a complete ban of the nasty substance from our shelves by campaigners.

BPA can disrupt hormones; researchers noted that it may also affect the female reproductive system. Bottles and cans containing this chemical have been linked to breast cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, hyperactivity as well as increasing the risk of a wide number of other health problems. It has been the subject of intense research as it is a known endocrine disrupter which in large quantities interferes with the release of hormones.

An earlier study has linked BPA to low sex drive, impotence and DNA damage in sperm. The research, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, was the first human study to report an adverse association between BPA and semen quality.

Different studies on BPA have been carried out in the past. The first study, published in November 2009, found that men exposed to high levels of BPA in the workplace face the risk of reduced sexual function.

The second study, published in May 2010, shows that increasing BPA levels urine are associated with worsening male sexual function.

The new study, funded by the US National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, shows an adverse BPA effect on semen quality. The exposure to BPA now has been linked to changes in semen quality which shows BPA potential potency. This clearly could lead to pathological changes in the male reproductive system in addition to the changes in sexual function.

The question is, what else does BPA have an effect on? As a precautionary measure, everybody should avoid BPA as much as you can. Read labels and go for BPA free water bottles, drink cans, plastic food containers and other products.

If you are having fertility challenges or erectile issues, Fertilxtra for Men and Pleasures for Him will greatly help.

Dr. Benney Ojo
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