According to reports, Dr. Shanna Swan, a scientist, an epidemiologist at Icahn School of medicine at Mount Sinai, warned that the world is facing an imminent reproductive crisis. She recently published a new book, Count Down: How Our Modern World Is threatened Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of Human Race.

"These endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are destroying the basis of human sexual and reproductive development," the book says. "If you look at the curve of male sperm count and push it forward, it will reach zero in 2045, which is very dangerous," she said.

These examples include perfluoroalkyl (artificial chemicals), which are widely used as surface coatings, such as clothing, paper protective films, food packaging materials, cooking utensils, fire foam, etc. They are waterproof, oil-resistant, and frictional. They are never separated and can be found in the central water supply system.

O-benzoic acid (two) is widely used in toys, food packaging materials, medical blood bags and hose, vinyl floor and wallpaper, cleaners, lubricants, nail polish, hair spray, soap, and shampoo.

Benzoate preservatives (a chemical preservative mimicking estrogens). They can be found in shampoo, conditioner, cleanser, moisturizer, deodorant, sunscreen, toothpaste, and cosmetics).

According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, these chemicals can increase or decrease people's normal hormone levels, mimic their natural hormones, or change their natural hormones. According to experts, this may lead to reduced sperm concentration, decreased sperm motility, and genital deformities.

Dr. Swan first found in 2017 that in 185 studies of nearly 43000 healthy men in western countries, the total number of sperm decreased by 59% between 1973 and 2011. "It's shocking and chilling to realize that the number of children you can have is slightly less than half the number of children your grandparents can have." Dr. Swan wrote.

In addition to reducing sperm count, these chemicals also reduce the size of the human penis and testes. Women are also affected by the increase in chemicals in the environment. A woman in her 20s is less fertile today than her grandmother when she was 35, Dr. Swan wrote. According to the world bank, the number of births per woman dropped from five in 1960 to 2.4 in 2018. She told us that although her findings have been published for many years, few policy changes or regulations have occurred, which is why she wrote this book.

Besides these chemicals, some male reproductive system diseases can also affect sperm quality and count, such as prostatitis, seminal vesiculitis, orchitis, etc. These diseases will affect the quality of sperm. In severe cases, they will lead to oligospermia, asthenospermia, or azoospermia, thus affecting fertility. Therefore, it is necessary to treat these diseases actively. More safe and effective is the traditional Chinese medicine therapy, such as Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill. It can cure diseases and improve the quality and count of sperm. At the same time, it can prevent the disease from spreading to other organs and has no side effects on the body.

The reasons for affecting sperm are closely related to the bad habits in our life, so develop good living habits and eating habits to improve sperm quality and count. For example, do moderate exercise, prohibit smoking and drinking, and eat more food beneficial to sperm. Sometimes, do an excellent job in small details can also help improve sperm quality and count.

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