Greta Thunberg has responded to news about penis pollution in a funny way, that may also have a more poignant point.
Earlier in the week, striking news about pollution and its impact on the genitalia was revealed. The findings by Dr Shanna Swan showed a correlation between harmful plastics and development in the womb and adolescence.
Swan explained to The Intercept:
“Babies are now entering the world already contaminated with chemicals because of the substances they absorb in the womb”
Swan went on to note that this will shorten the AGD in males which determines the size of their penis:
“Nobody is going to like that term, so you could use taint or gooch instead. But basically, it’s the distance between the anus and the beginning of the genitals. And scientists have recognised its importance for a long time.”
“Our work has shown that chemicals, including the diethylhexyl phthalate, shorten the AGD in males.”
The expert also noted effects such as a lower IQ and less sexual pleasure for both sexes. Nonetheless, most people focused on the shrinking of penises.
What did Greta Thunberg say?
Greta Thunberg is known for their activism and passionate support for environmental causes. In fact, the 18-year-old has spoken to the UN and numerous governments about climate change. Furthermore, at 16 they completed an entirely carbon-neutral sailing trip across the Atlantic.
Naturally, Thunberg had something to say about these findings.
The simple statement of “See you all at the next climate strike:)” seemingly entertained the millions of followers Thunberg has. On top of that, the discussions surrounding plastics and their impact will undoubtedly increase because of this attention.
However, it is unclear what measures governments and cooperations will take to stop using harmful materials.
The findings are yet another addition to the mounting evidence that plastics are harmful to people. Chemicals called phthalates are reportedly impacting people in many ways. Furthermore, the impact of pollution on the genitalia can come from numerous places.
Swan claims that:
“Yes, we found a relationship between women’s phthalate levels and their sexual satisfaction and researchers in China found that workers with higher levels of bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, in their blood were more likely to have sexual problems, including decreased desire.”
On top of this, an article published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that the penises of children could be half an inch smaller if parents were exposed to non-stick frying pans chemicals. The chemical that is impacting the parents and children is called PFC.
Many will now reconsider their plastic consumption, in a bid to maintain their health.
Pollution appears to harm the planet and our genitals.