PFCs Alert: Frying Pan Makes your Manhood Smaller

A new study has found that chemicals found in non-stick frying pans are making men’s manhood even smaller.

Perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs), are found in everyday items, including non-stick coating on cookware, and fast food packaging.

They’re designed to make cooking easier, but researchers from the University of Padua have found that PFCs may harm hormone signalling.

This may lead to ‘significantly’ smaller penises and less mobile sperm.

According to the Mirror, the researchers analysed young men living in Padua in Italy - one of four locations in the world where water is known to be heavily polluted with PFCs.

They found that men who grew up in the area had significantly smaller penises. In the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the researchers, led by Andrea Di Nisio, wrote:
Beware of the Frying Pan

“This study documents that PFCs have a substantial impact on human male health as they directly interfere with hormonal pathways potentially leading to male infertility.

“We found that increased levels of PFCs in plasma and seminal fluid positively correlate with circulating testosterone and with a reduction of semen quality, testicular volume, penile length, and AGD [anogenital distance].”

Worryingly, the researchers found the problem has affected young men from 1978 onwards - and the PFCs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Instead, they suggest that the next move may be working out a way to remove PFCs from the blood.

The substances are a class of fluorinated organic chemicals containing at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom. The C-F bond is one of the strongest known covalent bonds, and the multiple C-F bonds in PFASs impart their chemical and thermal stability.

The strength of the C-F bond arises, in part, from the electronegativity of the fluorine atom and from unique characteristics of the fluorine and carbon bonding orbitals (Kissa, 2001). A chemical is a called a polyfluoroalkyl substance if hydrogen atoms on at least one of the carbon atoms have been replaced by fluorine atoms. 

If all of the hydrogen atoms attached to carbon atoms are replaced by fluorine atoms, the chemical is called a perfluoroalkyl substance. 

PFASs are used to provide water, oil and stain repellency to textiles, carpets and leather, to create grease-proof and water-proof coatings for paper plates and food packaging, and as processing aids in fluoropolymer manufacturing. 

They are also used in chrome plating, in firefighting foams, and in many other applications. 

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