Thanks to Ginger Taylor for sharing this story from GQ Magazine. Sperm Count Zero.
A strange thing has happened to men over the past few decades: We’ve become increasingly infertile, so much so that within a generation we may lose the ability to reproduce entirely. What’s causing this mysterious drop in sperm counts—and is there any way to reverse it before it’s too late?
The target in the article appears to be plastics - phalates - affecting both men and women. Other chemicals are given a "pass" (that's an oversimplification, do read the article) as the industrial revolution raced forward for almost 100 years before the drop was seen. However, 1995 comes into play as a date where the slope (rate of change) steepened.
Levine was ready with an answer. “So that's one of the reasons we also conducted a sensitivity analysis,” he said from the stage, “with studies with sample collection only after 1995—and the slope was even steeper. So that could not explain the decline we see after 1995.”
The pediatric vaccine schedule had hyper-bolus doses of mercury in it in 1995 including 12.5 mcg in birth dose Hep B alone. My first thought, and perhaps yours too, was "What is the science on mercury levels and sperm count and motility?
Hair mercury (Hg) levels, fish consumption and semen parameters among men attending a fertility center.
There are many such studies at our fingertips. Mercury continues to be a problem for infants as doctors routinely administer flu shots to pregnant women, and children over age 3 are not considered as "must" for mercury reduced vaccinations.
Mercury remains in dental amalgam. Sushi is as common as Ritz Crackers in grocery stores from California to Maine. Other chemicals like glyphosate and certainly phalates are taking their toll. It adds up to a toxic burden of never before seen proportions. And our boys, for those readers who have sons, and whose sons not so severely affected by autism that they might be able to father children one day, are losing their fertility.