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Shopping Makes You Impotent

by | 1st, July 2010

READER Robert Carter has news that shopping makes you impotent – although not shopping on the web:

Finally men have a perfect excuse to avoid shopping… it could make them impotent.

Researchers have made the startling discovery that a gender bending chemical compound is present on some till receipts.

And the levels of hazardous substance Bisphenol A (BPA) can be high enough to suppress male hormones in the body.

Go on:

The compound, used to make ink visible on thermally sensitive paper, is ingested by men when they handle the receipts and then touch their mouths or handle food.

Prof Frank Sommer, 42, a Berlin-based urologist, explained: “A substance like that could shift the balance of the sex hormones in men towards oestrogen.

“In the long term, this leads to less sexual drive, encourages the belly instead of the muscles to grow and has a bad effect on erection and potency.”

BPA has already been banned in Canada and three US states.

No sex drive… Which is why you go shopping, right?

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