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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.

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post #2 of 64
Apparently I'm immune.
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My sex life did kinda get off it's game, but I think that's because some of the graphics looked better than the wifey

I hope she doesn't read my sick sense of humor >.<
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post #4 of 64
More Greenpeace garbage.

Go back to trying to stop 100,000 ton Nuclear powered Navy Carriers with your Kayaks.
    
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World-wide crisis. Bad. Bad.
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Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
World-wide crysis. Bad. Bad.
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they should also see if those same chemicals are present in your TV, automobile, cell phone, coffee maker, 'ell! The chemicals used in sextoys! lol.
post #7 of 64
What I would like to know is that, did they use less of these chemicals since the production of the older consoles?

If so, then it might not be that bad. I mean, free of bad chemicals sounds awesome! But on the other hand, using less of them than from the older generation consoles is still good.
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This is the STUPIDEST thing I have ever heard in my life. As true as it might be, the chemicals would need to be in large amounts to affect you in anyway. Funny that this came up right after following that other news thread about the "green energy" crap rating the 3 consoles on how they were made and what of.
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post #9 of 64
Title should be changed
Eating PS3, Xbox 360 Could Cause Serious Health Problems

There are toxic chemicals...mostly in the circuit boards. It's not like they're spraying the stuff from every port

From the greenpeace release
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For example, the Nintendo Wii managed quite well without using beryllium in its electrical contacts, and use of PVC and phthalates was limited. The PlayStation 3, meanwhile, included “bromine-free” circuit boards and the Xbox 360 used fewer brominated materialsin its housing materials.
Remember kiddies - things are never as sensational as they seem on the internet
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post #10 of 64
I ate my PS3 for dinner... i don't feel so good, but i'm still ready to go

no seriously though, if you're across the room is it really going to affect you more than maybe spraying febreeze in the air? When i read the title i thought it was going to have something to do with the WiFi or Bluetooth or something absurd like that.

Kids, seriously though. Please don't lick your gaming consoles... Its just wierd.
    
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