Connect with us

Social Stories

Study: Exposure to Too Much Air Pollution Is Linked to Male Erectile Dysfunction


Study: Exposure To Too Much Air Pollution Is Linked To Male Erectile Dysfunction - World Of Buzz 4
Source: Yahoo SG & Medical Xpress

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Bad news, guys! We all know air pollution is bad for our respiratory systems,  but now, researchers have discovered that it looks like it can also be bad for your sex life!

Researchers at Guangzhou University, China had published a study several months ago in the Journal of Sexual Medicine about the effects of motor vehicle exhaust (VE) on erectile performance. The results showed that air pollution negatively affects erectile function and general health which doesn’t sound good for us! The researchers chose to use VE as it was usually the main source of air pollution.

The study was done on healthy 12-week-old rats that were split into four groups of 10 individuals and they were exposed to different levels of VE over a three-month period to gauge the link between air pollution and impotence. It was discovered that the longer the rats were exposed to VE, the more problems they had getting erect. 

The control group was not exposed to VE at all while the other three groups had to face VE for two hours, four hours, and six hours a day, five days a week, respectively. During each VE exposure periods, particulate matter (PM) mass concentrations of PM1, PM2.5, and PM10 were 1.43 ± 0.036, 1.45 ± 0.033, and 1.47 ± 0.037 mg/m3, respectively.

After three months of this, the researchers tested for erection function using electrical stimulation and lung function with a Forced Pulmonary Maneuver System.

Based on the results, they found that the rats that were exposed to VE for four or six hours had “significant reduction of erectile function” in terms of intracavernous pressure (ICP).

For the rats in the four-hour group, their ICP reduced as much as 38.6% while the rats in the six-hour group showed a reduction of 45.6% compared to the control group.

Study: Exposure To Too Much Air Pollution Is Linked To Male Erectile Dysfunction - World Of Buzz 2

Source: freepik

The team reasoned that this decrease in sexual performance is likely caused by systemic inflammation, pulmonary dysfunction, and reduced levels of nitric oxide synthase in the erectile tissue which can lead to erectile dysfunction. In addition, lung capacity was reduced, alveoli were destroyed and there were abnormal changes in penile tissue as well.

While there may be a link between air pollution from VE to sexual function, the researchers admitted that there need to be more studies done especially as the tests were performed in rats. “The major limitation of our preliminary study is our VE exposure model, although traffic exhaust was the main source of urban air pollution, [we] could not entirely mimic the natural condition of ambient air pollution. On the other hand, we acknowledge that the concentration of the pollutants in our study is too high and lacks a ‘dose response,'” the team said.

With so much haze and pollution going on in our country, it’s best to keep this in mind though!


Also read: MOH: Haze is So Bad, The Amount of People Falling Sick Has Increased Up to 30%

Moh: Haze Is So Bad, The Amount Of People Falling Sick Has Increased Up To 30% - World Of Buzz 1

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

My Post 1 2023 03 23T174955.655 My Post 1 2023 03 23T174955.655
News7 hours ago

Zakir Naik May Be Arrested & Deported Back To India Soon

Various news agencies in India have reported that the Islamic preacher, Dr Zakir Naik, who is wanted by the Indian...

Ft Harm Ft Harm
News14 hours ago

M’sian Teen Injures Himself After Being Falsely Accused by Teachers on Ties With Female Student

A Form Four student has injured himself with a broken glass in class after 2 teachers allegedly forced him to...

Collage 2 1 Collage 2 1
News1 day ago

Consumers’ Assoc Penang Says F&B Operators Should Not Impose Extra Fee for Not Ordering Drinks

A coffee shop in Penang recently made headlines for the wrong reasons after they publicly shamed a customer for not...

Ft Ft
News1 day ago

M’sian Couple Who Works as Massage Therapists is Charged For Selling 20yo OKU Daughter For Sex

Members from the differently-abled community often get taken advantage of by others. However, what makes the situation even worse is...

Collage 1 3 Collage 1 3
News1 day ago

PAS Wants Thai Hot Guys Out of the Country, DBKL Confirms Bar’s License Has Expired Since Feb 2021

It’s not surprising that the scheduled appearance of Thai Hot Guys receives criticism, as PAS already issued a statement this...

My Post 1 2023 03 22T130645.628 My Post 1 2023 03 22T130645.628
News1 day ago

Elderly Doctor Attacked in Ampang Just Because He Didn’t Stop When Asked After Getting Collided Into

Due to not stopping when asked to, an elderly man had been punched, kicked and had his hair pulled in...

My Post 1 2023 03 22T112844.036 My Post 1 2023 03 22T112844.036
News2 days ago

Rosmah Allowed To Travel To S’pore For 6 Weeks To Visit Sick Grandson For Aidilfitri

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has been allowed to travel abroad for 6 weeks to visit family members, including her sick...

Ft Card Ft Card
News2 days ago

Road Users Can Pay Tolls With Debit & Credit Cards at 5 Highways Starting From September

Just yesterday (March 21), it was reported that the Ministry of Transport has instructed all agencies including public transport operators...


Latest Videos