Everyone knows that pollution is not a good thing for the planet we live on. Most men, despite their size, worry and have insecurities surrounding the size of their manhood. As global pollution becomes more and more of a concern, it may soon concern men worldwide in a very personal way.

Otters at London Zoo in England
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Scientists have discovered that mammals who love the water may be hurting their lovemaking. Could it soon affect humans too?

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Researchers studying dead British otters for over a decade have discovered that pollution is to blame for their lack of size 'down there'. The scientists who are part of the Cardiff University Otter Project and the Chemicals, Health and Environment Monitoring Trust looked at 755 dead otters between 1992 and 2009. Their findings show pollution and penis' may be linked and not in a good way.


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The Cardiff Otter Project was created in 1992 to study tissue samples and water contamination in Wales and England. The findings show water pollution linked to all kinds of reproductive issues including undescended testicles, cysts on tubes vital to sperm delivery and a weight decrease in the otter's penis bone. It is worth noting humans do not have a penis bone otherwise known as the Baculum.

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Dr. Chadwick, who oversees the Otter Project at Cardiff University said, "With many of these contaminants, there can be all sorts of different sources. So it might be things like drugs that we're taking and they flush through our sewerage systems and end up in the rivers."

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There is no smoking gun that the chemicals are causing a decrease in the otter's penis size. although past studies on mice and sea snails have produced similar theories. The director of the charity that commissioned the study said it's time to, "End the complacency about the effects of pollutants on male reproductive health."

If you weren't concerned about pollution before, now it's a little more personal.


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