NEW STUDY FOUND TWELVE MICROPLASTICS IN MALE TESTICLES

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NEW STUDY FOUND TWELVE MICROPLASTICS IN MALE TESTICLES- Microplastics enter the body through plastic packaging, certain food, tap water 

Researchers from the University of New Mexico found 12 types of microplastics in a study that was carried out on 23 human testes. 
The team found that the most prevalent of the 12 microplastics was a polymer material, polyethylene, used in plastic bags and bottles. 
The studies which were led by Dr. Xiaozhong John Yu, noted that ‘There are a lot of microplastics,’ and ‘We can make our own choices to better avoid exposure, change our lifestyle and change our behavior.’
Dr. Yu explained that the presence of PVC plastic in particular was quite alarming: ‘PVC can release a lot of chemicals that interfere with spermatogenesis which is the creation of sperm in the testes and it contains chemicals that cause endocrine disruption.’
Disruptions to the endocrine system have been known to cause issues with sex and reproductive hormones. The data showed that sperm counts have decreased by 59 percent in the past few decades, with other culprits ranging from cell phones in pants pockets to vape pens.
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