The Disappearing Male
"We are conducting a vast toxicological experiment in which our children and our children's children are the experimental subjects."
Dr. Herbert Needleman in The Disappearing Male, an extraordinary documentary shown on the Canada's CBC network. It graphically presents what we have been talking about for years on TreeHugger: the effects of "gender bender" chemicals like BPA and phthalates.
It not only blames the chemicals for increased genital deformities, low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and testicular cancer, but also claims that fewer boys are being born.
You can watch the whole thing on Youtube but the quality is far better on this stream from the CBC. Very scary stuff. Via Green Daily More on BPA in TreeHugger:BPA Update: Canada Declares it Toxic, FDA Chair's Donor was Michigan's "First Polluter"FDA Chair Studying BPA Took $5 Million Donation From BPA SupporterFinal Report on Bisphenol A: It May Harm KidsFDA Says BPA Is Safe For BabiesBisphenol A: How Wal-Mart Became the New FDAQuotes of the Day: Opinions on the FDA Declaring BPA SafeDon't Buy A Nalgene Water Bottle Until You Read ThisNalgene Dumps Bisphenol A Like Hot Potato :Possible Effects of BPAMore Bad News About Bisphenol A: It Interferes with Chemotherapy TreatmentsYet Another Bisphenol A Pile-on: Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes and Liver ProblemsNew Study: BPA May Make You Stupid and DepressedSources of BPA:Bisphenol A Is In Your Tomato SauceBisphenol A Could Be In Your TeethBPA Danger may be greater from Tin Cans than Water BottlesPolycarbonate Water bottlesCanada Calls Bisphenol A "Dangerous" Time to Pack In the PolycarbonatesBottled Water - Lifting the Lid :MEC Nixes NalgenesOn Phthalates in TreeHugger:Do Babies Exposed to Phthalates Have Smaller Penises?Congress Will Do USEPA's Job: Reduce Childhood Exposure to Phthalates in ToysAsk Treehugger: What Is An Endocrine Distruptor?Are Boys Disappearing Because of Gender Bender Chemicals?