Pollution: Chinese Population Control
For years we’ve been told that China is an over-bustling population, but, that may change. Reuters reports that pollution, stress, and smoking are among the reasons why China is a seeing a rise in infertility:
Sperm counts had fallen noticeable since the 1970s, the report quoted Wang Yifei of Shanghai's Jiaotong University as telling a symposium on reproduction health in the eastern city of Hangzhou.
"A certain percentage of the sperm donated by seemingly healthy college boys to our sperm bank in Shanghai is not eligible in terms of sperm count or motility," Wang said.
Rising wealth resulting from the country's headlong economic boom over the past few decades had contributed to the problem in helping promote unhealthy lifestyles, said another academic.
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