A team of researchers at the George Mason University College of Public Health as well as Northeastern University in the US have published research indicating a strong link between exposure to common pesticides and lower sperm counts.
“Understanding how insecticides affect sperm concentration in humans is critical given their ubiquity in the environment and documented reproductive hazards,” Lauren Ellis, a doctoral student at Northeastern University involved in the research project, said.
“Insecticides are a concern for public health and all men, who are exposed primarily through the consumption of contaminated food and water,” she added.
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