This is hilariously troubling information for mankind as a study has revealed that human penis is shrinking.
This startling revelation was made by an award-winning scientist who said this emerging fact could shake humanity to its core.
Dr Shanna Swan is one of the world’s leading reproductive epidemiologists and her research indicates men are suffering from higher rates of erectile dysfunction and babies are being born with smaller junk.
In her research, published in her book Count Down, she believes microplastics and pollutants are seeing babies unable to develop properly, causing an overall ‘feminisation’ of society.
While penis size has weirdly often been a keen topic of conversation in ‘locker room talk’, the revelation is much more worrying than one would believe.
She also revealed that in addition to being left with smaller penises, sperm counts have dropped by more than 50 percent in Western countries in the past 40 or 50 years.
Dr Swan believes her findings show a ‘global existential crisis’ brewing and has pointed to the growing number of toxic chemicals such as phthalates used for food packaging, which she alleges impact how certain hormones are produced.
According to the Daily Star, she writes in her book: “Chemicals in our environment and unhealthy lifestyle practices in our modern world are disrupting our hormonal balance, causing various degrees of reproductive havoc.
“Babies are now entering the world already contaminated with chemicals because of the substances they absorb in the womb.”
Lab rats that have been exposed to phthalates have seen their male babies born with smaller reproductive organs.
These chemicals struggle to break down in the environment or the human body, meaning they get built up over time and have a massive impact on a baby’s development.
Dr Swan has gone as far as claiming humans are an ‘endangered’ species.
She writes that there are five factors that can see a species defined as ‘endangered’, with ‘the current state of affairs for humans’ meeting at least three.