Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bisphenol A (BPA) Harms Human Fertility Harvard Study Concludes

Activist Post

As human fertility continues to decline at alarming rates around the world, scientists have been trying to pinpoint the cause. A new study may provide the illusive reason why so many are experiencing damaged fertility.

Scientists from Harvard claim they have discovered the "mechanism by which the chemical compound Bisphenol A, commonly used in the plastics industry, damages human eggs and can harm female fertility."

Due to Bisphenol A's (BPA) negative reproductive effects on animals, the scientists decided to test whether human eggs would also be damaged when exposed to BPA.

The results of the Harvard study supported by the National Institutes of Health in the United States and by the Environmental Health Fund in Israel were conclusive.
The results showed that after 30 hours of exposure to Bisphenol A, a greater number of eggs did not mature or began to degenerate. Examination of the chromosomes in the egg showed damage that made proper maturation impossible.
In the group of eggs that were exposed to 20 nanograms per milliliter of Bisphenol A, which is 10 times the average concentration revealed by urine tests of healthy subjects, the rate of eggs that matured and could be used for fertilization was 52 percent, compared to 59 percent in the control group. 
In another group of eggs, which were exposed to a quantity of Bisphenol A 100 times the norm, usable eggs declined to 42 percent. When the concentration of the substance was 10,000 times the norm, only 19 percent of the eggs matured. (Source)

“The assumption is that the granulosa cells that surround the egg already contain a basic minuscule amount of Bisphenol A, and we found that continued exposure to concentrations of the substance can harm the supply of eggs and the process of their maturation and female fertility,” said Dr. Ronit Machtinger, a gynecologist who headed the study.

“At present the significance of the findings is that long-term exposure to Bisphenol A, even in a low concentration, has possible effects on fertility and should be avoided, for example, by not heating up food in plastic containers in the microwave,” she recommended.

However, Bisphenol A is not just found in plastics. Significant amounts of BPA can be found in canned goods like soups, tomatoes and soft drinks. It is also found in white dental fillings and nearly all paper receipts that can transferred by touch.

This is not the first study to show that Bisphenol A harms human fertility. In September 2011, a study published in the Journal of Human Reproduction showed that women with high concentrations of BPA trying to conceive children through in vitro fertilization had 24% fewer eggs than women with less BPA present.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is fully aware of the damaging effects of BPA, but to date has only banned baby bottles and sippy cups containing the chemical.

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Anonymous said...

It is said, that in the sun plastics release even more Bisphenol A.

Anonymous said...

Thank God we have the FDA and government to protect us from things like this. (sarcasm)

Maybe the AG department could get in on this, they could bust in to peoples businesses and wave guns and badges all over like the true police state organizations they are.

Anonymous said...

I just don't understand why everyone is so obsessed with fertility. We have enough people on this planet. Don't breed them if you can't feed them.

Anonymous said...

"It is said, that in the sun plastics release even more Bisphenol A."

I'm a firm believer in this myself, I have two partially filled water bottles sitting on my desk that I have been sort of "experimenting" with for almost a year.

The side's of the bottles above the water line exposed to sunlight always have condensation on them while the opposite side never does, even though never being in direct sunlight or heat(just "ambient" light coming through my window which never faces the sun directly).

I've also found some other interesting things from this but I won't get into that here.

My view of why that is combines the works of Dr. Gerald H. Pollack involving the "4th phase of water" and plasma-like properties of "liquid crystalline" water and research out of the University of Michigan a few years ago showing that sunlight(and some forms of artificial light) passing through glass induces a slight dielectric current in the glass.

(sorry I can't locate the original article at the moment)

I do believe the same occurs with plastic, and that slight dielectric current developing in sunlight then electrically erodes the plastic faster than usual, releasing the BPA at a higher rate(in addition to causing the water to evaporate and condensate where that current is - the sunlight exposed sides).

But that is just my theory on it, I'm open to and welcome other research and views on the matter from the many quality thinkers around here.


Anonymous said...

Added note to my previous post: The supposedly dipolar nature of H2o(water) molecules means that water, especially water vapor, is attracted to electrical energy.

I say "supposedly dipolar" as Dr. Pollack's research actually calls that into question, but regardless of the reason(s) water is very "attracted" to electrical energy.

This is why major lightning storms are often accompanied by almost pitch black clouds - the electrical energy attracts so much water into the clouds(some turns to ice at higher elevations) that it blocks the sunlight from passing through the clouds, making them appear blackened.

If normal heat or other thermodynamic processes were involved in the case of these water bottles then the condensation should be uniform around the entire bottles, not concentrated only on the side exposed to the ambient sunlight.

The theorized dielectric current induced by the sunlight is what I believe attracts the water vapor only to the areas facing the light.

Also I found that article about the University of Michigan research -

Solar Power Without Solar Panels? -

Obviously they are/were dealing with concentrated light-waves in laser form, but the same principle applies to your average sunlight just to a lesser extent.

Excerpt - "This method is appropriate both to beam conversion and to solar energy conversion," Rand said. "So that means I could take a beam of light and convert it directly to electricity or in principle, we’ve shown that you could take sunlight and do the same thing."


Al said...

Anonymous said...

I just don't understand why everyone is so obsessed with fertility. We have enough people on this planet. Don't breed them if you can't feed them.

Actually that's all part of the lies spewed by the UN depopulation agenda.

King of the Paupers said...

Jct: The scariest part is young men and women cashiers who handle those BPA-laden receipts they hand to their customers. That's a big dose of BPA.

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