Friday, November 19, 2010

Sperm Wars: Exposure to Toxins Harms a Man's Future Offspring for Generations, Nov. 18, 2010

“By altering sperm in an enduring way, an environmental exposure can leave its mark on at least four subsequent generations.” -

It’s the stuff of 'mad science,' if you will: several research teams have demonstrated that a male’s experiences and exposure to toxic compounds alters his sperm, so much so that the nasty effects are passed on in his DNA. Not only is this seen in animal studies, but human investigations are showing comparable sperm wars too.

In one study, breathing in a pesticide tweaked male rats spunk, and their sons and daughters, grandkids and their offspring too, were born with permanent kidney and reproductive birth defects.

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See also: Genetically modified foods, infertility and your sexual health

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