Prof. Suleiman Ambali of the Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Ilorin has warned that continuous exposure of humans to pesticide causes male low sperm count.
Prof. Ambali on Thursday night made this revelation during his paper presentation at the 192nd Inaugural Lecture of the University (UNILORIN), entitled: “Preventing pesticides from poisoning away our health and future – the oxidative approach”.
He warned that there are evidences which suggest that the human species was approaching a fertility crisis based on trends in male reproductive health.
He said based on the troubling data from laboratory, clinical epidemiology studies, it was obvious that the world would witness fertility crisis.
Corroborating his reports, he explained that some Danish scientists’ research has also indicated that sperm counts of men have declined by about 50 per cent since 1940 worldwide.
“The researchers analysed the result of sperm counts between 1938 and 1991. Since then several other studies have confirmed the decline.
“Environmental causes including pesticides especially those that causes endocrine changes in fetal and pre-puberty life prior to birth or during childhood or during breastfeeding, are involved in the decline of semen quality,” he said.
According to him, the effect of chemical pesticides on birth sex ratio is in favour of more females than males.
He also disclosed that there was an estimated 250,000 deaths annually from pesticides self-poisoning world-wide, accounting for about 30 per cent of the suicide rates globally.
Ambali therefore warned that the use of pesticides have led people to “poison away the future of our children”, while calling on government and non-governmental organisations to sensitise the populace against indoor use of pesticides.
“Policies aimed at reducing the use of pesticides in agriculture should be put in place.
“Farmers should be encouraged to use an integrated approach in controlling pests and develop alternative cropping systems less dependent on pesticides,” he said.
Rumours Linking 5G To Coronavirus, Baseless Conspiracy Theories, Says Expert
An Information and Communication Technology expert, Mr Jide Awe, on Sunday described rumours linking coronavirus to the roll-out of 5G technology as baseless conspiracy theories and misinformation.
Awe, also the Chief Executive Officer of Jidaw Systems Limited, made this known in an interview with Newsmen on Sunday in Lagos.
He noted that most of the misinformation on 5G came from a deadly mix of ignorance, unsubstantiated evidence and zeal.
Awe said there had always been concerns about the dangers of radiation from cell phones and networks, noting that even if the concerns might be genuine, they were unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.
“I was shocked when I saw 5G networks being linked to the emission of coronavirus; false information should not be passed around at a period like this where a lot of people are having panic attacks and feeling uncertain due to the virus outbreak.
“The concerns are about radiofrequency radiation from cell networks, but mainstream science studies have shown no link and research is still ongoing.
“Issues that are totally unrelated are now being muddled up on the Internet by these conspiracy theorists using the social media platforms.
“I have watched many of the videos and even read their studies on 5G, but the truth is that their so called findings are not recognised by any credible sources in the global academic, scientific and health communities, which include organisations such as World Health Organisations (WHO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU),” Awe noted.
He said that most of the conspiracy theories emanated from random blogs or videos on social media that had become not just influential but dangerous.
“It is so sad that we have prominent people in the society being hoodwinked and helping to spread the misinformation,” the ICT expert said.
He said NCDC had warned that in the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, it was necessary to stop the spread of rumours and fake news.
Awe said that this rumours of 5G being linked to Coronavirus was particularly disturbing as it diverts attention and energy away from areas that should be focused on.
“5G is an incredible technology that will transform the world and lives; it will also enable us maximize emerging technologies such as Internet of Things(IoT), Artificial Intelligence(AI) and video applications to drive innovation and productivity.
“With the right policies it can help in addressing our developmental challenges. It will be a shame if we allow misinformation to hold us back and deny our children this unique growth opportunity.
“The funny thing is that quite a few countries including Nigeria have no 5G networks yet we already have COVID-19 confirmed people. So, how come?
“South Korea was the first to launch a 5G network and there have been no negative reports,” he noted
Awe said that people should be able to reason that technology advanced countries in Asia, Europe and America, who were competing aggressively in the 5G space, would not want to endanger their populace if the network was dangerous.
“The danger with conspiracy theorists is the fact that they just make things up, because there is no proof, evidence and rigorous evaluation to their claims.
“It is disturbing that this should be our focus in this critical period,” Awe said.
Ecstatic & Proud Nigerian Lady Narrates Story Of How She Disvirgined Her Gay Husband
An ecstatic Nigerian lady has narrated how she “disvirged” her husband who is gay.
The lady who wrote to popular online love doctor, Joro Olumofin and begged to be kept anonymous disclosed that her husband sometime in 2019 confided in her that he was gay but has not being “anally disvirgined”.
According to her, she empathized with him for having the courage to open up to her.
Revealing further details, the lady said she purchased a dildo and made love to her husband through his an*s until he came.
She stated that she is happy she did it, adding that if she had not done it, someone might and in the process invade the sanctity of their home.
The lady advised married women to support their husbands’ needs in marriage.
Read her message below;
My First Child Is Not For My Husband, I’m Scared I’ll Lose My Marriage If I Tell Him — Lady
A distraught Nigerian lady has disclosed that her first child belongs to another man other than her husband.
In her quest to get the pains off her chest and to get people’s opinions, the lady who wrote anonymously confessed that she had an affair in the early stages of her marriage which resulted into pregnancy.
The lady said she confirmed the child whose gender she did not reveal albeit on purpose belonged to the man she had an affair with after reports from a test she ran was made available to her.
According to her, she’s very scared and have the feel her husband might soon find out. So, she’s asking if she should tell her husband. She is afraid and doesn’t know if he will forgive her. She stated that she loves her husband and also wants to keep her marriage.
Read her story below;
“I am not here to be judged. i need a help please. I am uneasy. my first child is not for my husband. I had an affair early stages of my marriage. I regret it so much. I did the test some years ago and reports shown this child is not for my husband.
“I love this child with all my heart non the less. I and the father of my first child are still close, we don’t have sex or anything. He is married. I take this my child to see his/her biological father often. My child knows him for now as uncle.
“My issue is this. I love my husband and he has been the best man to me. I get scared my husband may find out if our child falls very sick one day. I hate my husband taking this my child to the hospital for any reason. i get scared. even if it’s for cough.
“Should i tell him directly? will he forgive? Because the biological father of the child wants to be a part of the child life at some point.
“I want to keep my marriage and i love my children to grow up under one roof.
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