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Estrogens in Plastic Water and Soda Bottles Affect Our Boys
by Phyllis Wheeler ~ February 28th, 2009.
The established American habit of drinking water or soda from plastic bottles is also one of the causes of a tendency of many boys to lose their drive and fail to grow up, according to a doctor-researcher. Leonard Sax, MD, PhD, says the synthetic estrogens found in plastics additives have been feminizing our boys and pushing our girls into precocious puberty.
In his 2007 book Boys Adrift, Sax describes five major factors contributing to what he calls a growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men. One of these five is environmental estrogens from drinks stored in plastic bottles, including baby bottles. Baby toys and pacifiers have contained the stuff too. What stuff? BPA and phthalates, used to soften and condition the plastic. Plastic bottles with recycling #1, used for bottled water and soda, are a key culprit.
He poses the question: does taking estrogen affect boys and men? In recent years many Americans have been getting their water out of plastic bottles. And soda has been sold in plastic bottles rather than aluminum cans. As a result, Americans find themselves in a big experiment on this question. Aside from whether the plastic additives cause cancer, Sax says he believes they are causing delayed puberty and lost motivation.
The result of the extra estrogens, along with four other factors, is affecting a population of men who haven’t grown up, says Sax. He cites some interesting studies. One looks at men in the age group of 35 to 40. Normally, men this age are married. In fact, only 25 years ago, only 8 percent of American men in this age group had never married. But as of 2006 that 8 percent had nearly tripled. It was up to 22 percent and still rising rapidly. (He cites Eduardo Porter and Michelle O’Donnell, “Facing Middle Age with No Degree and No Wife,” New York Times, Aug. 6, 2006.)
The proportion of men aged 18-35 living at home with parents or relatives has doubled in the last 30 years.