If you regularly play the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, you’d better not hope to have sex anytime soon, or at least not at “normal” levels, says Greenpeace. And guys should be especially wary.
The environmental group today released a statement about the consoles’ chemical composition, saying that certain chemicals used when manufacturing the PS3 and Xbox 360 can “interfere” with proper sexual development in mammals, especially human males.
Before you start worrying about erectile dysfunction or duplicate gonads growing from an armpit, it’s important to understand that the sexually interfering chemicals are just several in a long list of chemicals that Greenpeace has called-out for being health hazards to gamers.
A report was recently published that outlined the chemical composition of the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. In response to the report, Greenpeace said: “Components of the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation3 also contained high levels of phthalates, one of which — DEHP — is known to interfere with sexual development in mammals: including humans and, especially, males.”
However, Greenpeace also singled-out the next-gen consoles for having â€œhigh levels of bromine … [to which] long-term exposure can lead to impaired learning and memory functions.”
Greenpeace also noted the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii contained polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which contains both phthalates and brominated flame retardants.
To their credit, Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony have already all committed to removing PVC from their consoles and/or handheld devices.