Contraceptive hormones in drinking water: fertility catastrophe in the making?

While media and politicians keep brainwashing us that the use of medical contraceptives is “an intimate choice” that belongs to a person’s “private life”, evidence  is emerging that in fact it has serious consequences for society at large. Indeed, it seems that whoever considers this to be a “private” matter would have to say the same of all other forms of polluting the environment.

A recent report from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) found that birth-control hormones excreted by women, flushed into waterways and eventually into drinking water can also impact fish fertility up to three generations after exposure — raising questions about their effects on humans, who are consuming the drugs without even knowing it in each glass of water they drink.

The survey, published in March in the journal Scientific Reports, looked at the impact of the synthetic hormone 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2), an ingredient of most contraceptive pills, in the water of Japanese medaka fish during the first week of their development.

While the exposed fish and their immediate offspring appeared unaffected, the second generation of fish struggled to fertilize eggs — with a 30% reduction in fertilization rates —  and their embryos were less likely to survive. Even the third generation of fish had 20% impaired fertility and survival rates, though they were never directly exposed to the hormone.

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The anti-baby pill should be prohibited.

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