The Disappearing Male is a CBC documentary about one of the most
important, and least publicized, issues facing the human species: the
toxic threat to the male reproductive system. The last few decades
have seen steady and dramatic increases in the incidence of boys and
young men suffering from genital deformities, low sperm count, sperm
abnormalities and testicular cancer. At the same time, boys are now
far more at risk of suffering from ADHD, autism, Tourette's syndrome,
cerebral palsy, and dyslexia. The Disappearing Male takes a close and
disturbing look at what many doctors and researchers now suspect are
responsible for many of these problems: a class of common chemicals
that are ubiquitous in our world. Found in everything from shampoo,
sunglasses, meat and dairy products, carpet, cosmetics and baby
bottles, they are called "hormone mimicking" or "endocrine disrupting"
chemicals and they may be starting to damage the most basic building
blocks of human development.«