Sex toys can cause diabetes, disrupt immune response and damage nervous system - Scientists warn

The six junks can cause metabolic disorders like diabetes and even damage the nervous system, experts have warned.

According to new research, Micro-plastic particles are ingested and absorbed into the bloodstream from several sources and can cause metabolic disorders such as diabetes.

They can also disrupt immune responses and damage the nervous system as well as the reproductive and developmental systems.

Now, with air pollution and contact with other materials, a new source of contamination, sex play, has been identified by scientists as heavily polluted body and blood.

Researchers at Duke University and Appalachian State University are warning of possible dangers after finding that six toys also contain phthalates that affect hormone levels and are present in concentrations that exceed US consumer warnings.

They looked at the four types of sex toys currently available: anal toys, balls, dual vibrators, and external vibrators.

In order of the most emission of the smallest micro-and-nano-plastics, the results found that toys emit the most particles, followed by balls, double vibrators and external vibrators.

Lead author Dr Joana Sipe said: ‘We conclude that because the presence of phthalates measured in a small sample size exceeds the exposure limit for the same chemicals in US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) guidelines in children’s toys, research into whether or not similar risk scenarios in sex toys is prudent. to protect public safety.

Opening plastic food packaging releases microplastics, and preparing food on a clean plastic table. Cooking with a Teflon pan has coated your food in even the smallest plastic particles, since scientists have said that 90% of all cosmetic products used in the bathroom contain microplastics.

Writing in the journal Risk Analysis, Dr Sipe and his team noted that raising awareness of health issues about six toys, by self-consumer groups and the industry, “has the potential to become a social taboo of natural products.”

“Popular culture articles, critics of sex toys and sex shops have raised awareness about the dangers of chemicals, and called on health professionals” to educate users about preventing physical complications associated with poorly designed sex toys, they wrote.

Legal scholars have emphasized the lack of regulatory action by the US federal government to address these risks, and have called on consumer action groups — and even the US Congress — to step in and demand protective action, but so far little has been done. .’

The findings will be discussed at the Society for Risk Analysis Annual Conference in Washington DC next month, shortly after world leaders have been accused of demonstrating ‘zero ambition’ to protect human health during talks on Global Plastics in Kenya.


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