The Disappearing Male and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Everyone should watch this!
These videos bring some awareness to the catastrophic problem we and our children will be facing as plastics take over the world. The problem is that plastics and many of their byproducts don’t go back to organic matter. They stay as synthetic toxic particles no matter how small they get. This means it enters the food chain and thus enters us. When a critical mass of these components are met in the body, disease follows. Plastics and chemicals used to make plastics or plastic byproducts are known carcinogens and endocrine disruptors(hormone disruptors). This means serious problems for your and your children. I have posted 2 clips. The first is one from a recent CBC broadcast called the Disappearing Male and the second is from Capt. Charles Moore who is documenting the overwhelming amount of plastics in our oceans. Look at the two together and you can begin to see the seriousness of the problem.
The Disappearing Male “We are conducting a vast toxicological experiment in which our children and our children’s children are the experimental subjects.” Dr. Herbert Needleman
The Disappearing Male is about one of the most important, and least publicized, issues facing the human species: the toxic threat to the male reproductive system. The last few decades have seen steady and dramatic increases in the incidence of boys and young men suffering from genital deformities, low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and testicular cancer. At the same time, boys are now far more at risk of suffering from ADHD, autism, Tourette’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, and dyslexia.
The Disappearing Male takes a close and disturbing look at what many doctors and researchers now suspect are responsible for many of these problems: a class of common chemicals that are ubiquitous in our world. Found in everything from shampoo and sunglasses to toys and baby bottles, they are called “hormone mimicking” or “endocrine disrupting” chemicals and they may be starting to damage the most basic building blocks of human development.
Ocean Garbage Dump Watch this presentation and look at the following blog to see more photos of plastics found in the ocean and the inhabitants of the ocean.