Shanna Awan is a professor of Environmental and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at NYC’s Mount Sinai Hospital. She is also a leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologist. A recent study revealed that certain chemicals present in household items like plastics, air fresheners, deodorants, cosmetics, personal care products, and electronics decrease fertility. Awan discovered that a class of chemicals in these household items called phthalates, decreases the testosterone in men.
She is also the author of Count Down: How Our Modern World is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race. Awan found that Bisphenol A, an estrogenic chemical present in most cosmetics and personal care products, affects fertility in women, and this aligns with the fact that the birth rate within the last 50 years declined each year by 1%. That’s a decline of 50% over the last 50 years, right?
She urges the world to take quick actions to understand the problem and develop safer chemicals for producing these household items to save the human race.