Particles may trigger inflammation in blood vessels and starve the genitals of oxygen. Photo: © Shutterstock – Klenger

Air pollution may cause erectile dysfuntion

Air pollution may be damaging men’s ability to perform in the bedroom, scientists warn. New research published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, suggests regular exposure to toxic car fumes is linked with higher rates of erectile dysfunction. Scientists believe inhaling poisonous particles may be triggering inflammation in blood vessels and starving the genitals of oxygen – affecting men’s ability to become sexually aroused. It follows animal tests that showed regularly breathing in exhaust fumes damages sex drive.

Source: Daily Mail, 20 March 2019.

 

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