How does Pollution effects male fertility?
There is mounting evidence that pollution is contributing to a male fertility crisis.
Exposure to certain environmental pollutants can have a negative impact on male reproductive health, including reducing sperm count, motility, & morphology.
Pollution can come from various sources such as air, water, & soil, & can contain a range of chemicals including pesticides, & heavy & industrial chemicals.
These chemicals can interfere with the endocrine system, which regulates hormone production & can disrupt the reproductive system.
Air pollution has been linked to reduced sperm quality & quantity. Particulate matter & nitrogen dioxide are present in high concentrations in polluted urban areas.
Exposure to certain chemicals used in the manufacturing of plastics, such as BPA and phthalates, has also been linked to decreased sperm quality & male infertility.
Water pollution can also have a negative impact on male fertility. Chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls, which used in industrial applications, have been shown.
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