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Greta Thunberg has taken a cheeky swipe at climate change deniers following reports that pollution is causing penises to shrink.
Earlier this month, a prominent scientist spoke out about her new book that discusses a link between industrial chemicals in everyday products to smaller penises, lower sperm counts and erectile dysfunction.
Well, after reading the article, the 18-year-old decided to share the news with her followers, joking that the study will probably get more men interested in the cause to stop climate change.
Sharing a link to an article about it, she said: "See you all at the next climate strike:)."
And it seems to have gone down well with her followers.
Commenting on her tweet, one user said: "Hahaaa! Now men will take the climate change seriously!"
See you all at the next climate strike:) https://t.co/4zgekg5gd0
- Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) March 25, 2021
A second chimed in: "Say goodbye to the climate movement being dominated by women."
While another joked: "Everybody gangsta until Greta talks about shrinking penises."
For those of you who haven't seen the piece of research, Dr Shanna Swan is a renowned environmental and reproductive epidemiologist, and co-authored a 2017 study that investigated the dramatic fall in sperm count among men in Western countries.
Dr Swan says it is largely down to phthalates, which are types of chemicals found in plastic manufacturing parts and affect how the hormone endocrine is produced.
She and others believe that these disrupters, which can be passed on through breast milk, can potentially affect babies when they are in the wombs, leading to all manner of issues, such as lower IQs, premature birth, lower testosterone levels, and smaller penises.
She writes: "Babies are now entering the world already contaminated with chemicals because of the substances they absorb in the womb."
Speaking to The Intercept, Dr Swan said her research had found that baby boys who had been exposed to four different phthalates during their first trimester had a shorter anogenital distance (AGD), which is the distance between the midpoint of the anus and the penis.
She explained: "Nobody is going to like that term, so you could use taint or gooch instead. But basically it's the distance between the anus and the beginning of the genitals.
"And scientists have recognized its importance for a long time.
"Our work has shown that chemicals, including the diethylhexyl phthalate, shorten the AGD in males."
And this isn't the only time the subject of shrinking willies and pollutions has been raised either.
Back in 2018, a study from scientists in Italy found that men could end up with penises half an inch smaller if their parents were exposed to high levels of a chemical that was found in non-stick frying pans.
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