Skip to comments.Plastic chemicals 'feminise boys'
Posted on 11/17/2009 5:01:40 PM PST by NormsRevenge
Chemicals in plastics alter the brains of baby boys, making them "more feminine", say US researchers.
Males exposed to high doses in the womb went on to be less likely to play with boys' toys like cars or to join in rough and tumble games, they found.
The University of Rochester team's latest work adds to concerns about the safety of phthalates, found in vinyl flooring and PVC shower curtains.
The findings are reported in the International Journal of Andrology.
Phthalates have the ability to disrupt hormones, and have been banned in toys in the EU for some years.
However, they are still widely used in many different household items, including plastic furniture and packaging.
There are many different types and some mimic the female hormone oestrogen.
The same researchers have already shown that this can mean boys are born with genital abnormalities.
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I believe this one. I’ve seen it in action.
Then again, it could very well be their PC liberal parents.
Personally, I think it’s the way boys are brought up, whether they have a dad around or not, and the intrusive nanny-state that inhibits the development of boys into men. Or even new-born males into rough-and-tumble little boys.
“The same researchers have already shown that this can mean boys are born with genital abnormalities.”
Especially among the Irish...
Imagine the combination!
Lindsey Graham must have bathed in the stuff.
Rumor has it Obama phthalated some guy when he was high on coke back in the late 80s.
With all the fumes I inhaled as a kid burning army men and plastic straws I should have tiny nads and large breasts.
It’s enough to make a grown man cry.
My two boys drank out of plastic bottles, plastic sippies, and plastic cups. At times, they ate off plastic plates with plastic silverware. They are currently beating each other over the head with a huge phallic shaped balloon.
Ok it begs the question then - why are some girls tom-boys? I guess my mom inhaled a lot of gunpowder at the range when she was carrying me ....
“No! No running! And we use our ‘inside voice’ at Aunty Penny’s. Shh! No, you may not watch the History Channel. Yes, you may watch Sesame Street. I’d let you outside, but you’ll just get your hands dirty. ZACHARY WINSTON! Who told you how to point your finger like a GUN!?!?!?!”
This Scotsman says, “THAT’S funny”.
If this is true, and considering who the ‘movers and shakers’ in our society are these days...I’m surprised the stuff isn’t mandatory.
Well then, explain a fine strapping manly young lad like this “Michael Obama” I see on the news. He looks tough as nails.
Oh, wait—the name’s “MICHELLE”?????
never mind-my bad.
This is why we need to be metal!
“Males exposed to high doses in the womb went on to be less likely to play with boys’ toys like cars or to join in rough and tumble games, they found.”
umm.. Am I missing something? How are unborn babies exposed to high doses of plastic?
I breathed lots of decomposing polyurethane, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene and similar organics. I also like to see what sulfuric acid did to things. Fortunately, I had aspirated enough spent gunpowder to counteract all that stuff..
It’s exposure in the womb, between 18 and 25 weeks, not after the boy is born.
Ah, so siiiilly..!!!
Through the mother I’d think.
Well, I’m sure they got exposure in the womb too. I think you may be incorrect about the concern only being in utero because I know I’ve read about avoiding plastic baby bottles and cups. Maybe that was for some other health concern?
The anti-phthalate campaign has been led by the PETA freaks. This is a new wrinkle, but PETA hasn’t gotten anywhere with their original claims. The latest complaint that I heard was that the phthalates collect on clothes and are being passed into the water through the laundry.
The FDA has found no problem with phthalates.
LOL :) My dad used to wear fire suits in the military with asbestos. He’ll be 80 next year. Not that I would recommend that, but some people’s constitutions seem to be tougher than others.
I believe this is why there are so many homos and lesbians. IMHO
“some peoples constitutions seem to be tougher than others”
I thought about that recently when I realized that there is only one relative living from my parent’s generation; the one that drank like a fish.
gay by soy and plastic???
LOL :) My dad has done that too off and on just about his whole life. Currently he’s in “on” mode.
Ummmm...... (feminine vibrator?)
LOL! (honestly, I did not think of that. :))
IUD’s are another potential source.
Oh, for goodness’ sake, what is this country coming to? I never noticed any ill effects from playing with my Barbie doll.
Yeah - I was thinking all about food...(How sad is that? :))