Plastic Pollution is Making Polar Bears Grow Two Sets of Testicles!
How Plastic Pollution is affecting our hormones and the bears hormones too!!
“We're drowning the planet in plastic pollution, and polar bears are one of the few animals that have ever had any luck swaying popular opinion toward action on environmental issues." [Meghan Bartels]
British politician Mary Creagh raised an unusual but very important fact in parliament last week!
Now that statement should have made our male dominant house of parliament sit up and take note but did it? Mary’s dramatic statement isn’t just a claim to raise awareness though, this is based on science and FACT! Mary had been speaking to a professor from the British Antarctic Survey who had explained to her the results of a recent survey;
“We are seeing polar bears with two sets of testicles because the phthalates are leeching out from the plastic bottles in the Arctic environment and disrupting the hormones of large mammals.” Mary Creagh – UK Politician
Phthalates are used in plastic manufacture and they enable the plastic to be moulded into different shapes. There are phthalates in many consumer products, including:
- Cosmetics and personal care products
- Plastic and vinyl toys
- Shower curtains
- Miniblinds and wallpaper
- Vinyl flooring
- Food packaging and wraps
The health effects and danger of phthalate exposure still being studied by several government agencies. One phthalate, Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), is an endocrine disruptor and can cause cancer. Some phthalates may adversely affect human reproduction or development.
While plastic chemicals are definitely worth worrying about, scientists are still piecing together what precisely their impacts on polar bears may be. Sonne and his colleagues have made a point of weighing and measuring male bears' testes and penis bone as well as female bears' uterus, ovary and follicles. They have found smaller and less dense penis bones and smaller ovaries in populations that happen to also have higher exposure to a group of chemicals called organohalogens, which includes PCBs.
As the global population rises and our human demand for goods continues – these plastics and quick fix products will become to dominate our environment. We’re already seeing just the very early effect that this is having not just on our wildlife but also on our own fertility as human beings.
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