EDCs found in ToothPaste, Soap, Plastic Toys directly impair Human Sperm Function, Male Fertility

Certain endocrine disruptors in household products affect human sperm function and impact fertility

Direct action of endocrine disruptors on human sperm
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Some of these endocrine disrupting chemicals include ultraviolet filters such as 4-methylbenzylidene camphor (4-MBC), which is used in some sunscreens, and Triclosan, an anti-bacterial agent used in toothpaste.

A plethora of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) – present in food, textiles, drugs, household, and personal-care products such as plastic bottles, plastic toys, soap, sunscreens, toothpaste and cosmetics – interfere with human sperm function in a way that may have a negative impact on fertilization.
The German – Danish recent research suggests that endocrine disruptors may contribute to widespread fertility problems in the Western world in a way that has not been recognized until now.

Sources and press releases:
  • A novel import route for an N‐anchor mitochondrial outer membrane protein aided by the TIM23 complex,
    EMBO Reports, embr.201338142, 29.04.2014
  • Endocrine disruptors impair human sperm function,
    EMBO News, research-news-2014, 12 May 2014
  • Chemicals in soap can cause male infertility, claim scientists,
    The Independent, 9353159, 12 May 2014
  • Sperms’ swimming and navigational skills disrupted by common chemicals, TheGuardian, science/2014/may/12, 12 May 2014
  • Toothpaste, sunscreen chemicals ‘interfere with sperm function’, MedicalNewsToday, articles/276700, 12 May 2014

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