Africa World 

Scientist warns human penises are shrinking due to pollution

– – Penises are shrinking and genitals becoming malformed because of pollution, an environmental scientist has warned in a new book detailing the challenges facing human reproduction. Dr Shanna Swan writes that humanity is facing an “existential crisis” in fertility rates as a result of phthalates, a chemical used when manufacturing plastics that impacts the hormone-producing endocrine system. As a result of this pollution, a growing number of babies are being born with small penises, Dr Swan writes. Her book, titled Count Down, examines “how our modern world is threatening…

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Africa World 

780,000 Africans killed by air pollution yearly

Air pollution accounts for about 780,000 deaths in Africa every year, according to a modelling study by researchers at NASA. The research has been hailed as a major breakthrough given the struggle over the years to determine extent of air pollution on the continent and its effects of health of people. In the new study, researchers used satellite data and models of atmospheric chemistry and health to fill in some of the data gaps. The study found that a majority of deaths recorded in Africa is attributable to poor air…

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