Number of baby boys declining in U.S., Japan

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Posted by MikeyMike at 03:57 pm on April 22nd, 2007 in Congrats!, Rants.

I prefer to think that it's because of Mikey's powerful female baby-making juju! Most of the women I know make girl babies… Coincidence??

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NEW YORK – Mother Nature has always ensured that male births outnumber female ones, but the gap has been gradually narrowing over the past three decades in the U.S. and Japan, according to a new study.

Researchers suspect the decline in male births can be explained, at least in part, by paternal exposure to environmental toxins, such as certain pesticides, heavy metals, solvents or dioxins — chemical byproducts produced during incineration or the manufacture of other chemicals.

Traditionally, it’s been expected that for every 100 girls born, there will be about 105 boys. This balances out the higher death rate among male fetuses and infants. But since 1970, the U.S. and Japan have experienced a downward shift in this male-to-female birth ratio, researchers report in the online edition of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

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