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Skyrocketing Male Infertility May Threaten Mankind’s Survival

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  • According to the largest meta-analysis of its kind, sperm counts around the world declined by more than 50 percent, to 47 million sperm per mL, between 1973 and 2013, and continue to dwindle
  • The most significant declines were found in samples from men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, where many had sperm concentrations below 40 million/mL — a level at which a man will have trouble fertilizing an egg
  • Endocrine disrupting chemicals have undoubtedly contributed to the dramatic decline in reproductive health among men. Excessive microwave radiation from wireless technologies, obesity and inactivity also play a significant role

By Dr. Mercola

Human fertility is in a downward spiral, scientists warn and modern life — with its technological and chemical "progress" — is likely to blame. Female infertility tends to get the most attention, but in this case, it's male infertility that has made headlines, as recent research shows sperm concentration and quality has dramatically declined in recent decades.


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