In 2008, an alarming study from the University of Rochester associated the chemical DEHP with smaller penis size.
DEHP is a plasticizer used in the production of PVC. The Environmental Protection Agency classifies it as “a Group B2, probable human carcinogen.” Its current general use in the manufacture of plastics like sporting goods and water bottles is not prohibited in the United States.
The US congress did enact partial ban on this chemical in 2008 by prohibiting its use – but ONLY in the manufacture of children’s toys and objects that were likely to come into direct contact with babies’ mouths. The European Union, however, recently enacted an overall ban on this cock-shrinking chemical.
Note – this same chemical was not only associated with wiener shrinkage but also, “incomplete descent of the testes, and a shorter, less typically masculine distance between the anus and the genitals in baby boys.”
Simultaneously outlawed by the EU measure were the fragrance Musk Xylene, the flame-retardant HBCDD and the epoxy resin-hardener MDA. ”Chemicals are everywhere in the modern world and some of them can be very dangerous,” said the EU’s environment commissioner, Janez Potocnik. “Today’s decision is an important step toward better protecting our health and the environment.”
If DEHP is a probable cancer causing agent, how can the American government allow its use in water bottles or other plastics where it has the potential to leech into human bodies and developing fetuses?
Perhaps there ought to be some sort of caveat emptor. Imagine your plastic water bottle had this label: WARNING! By consuming water from this package, you run the risk that you (or your unborn son) may end up with a smaller penis than a European.
If the threat of cancer is not enough to make congress enact a full ban, then perhaps a threat to their manhood will do the trick.