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Web Date: October 25, 2017

Sulfur dioxide pollution tied to degraded sperm quality

Exposure to an air pollutant is linked with lower sperm count, according to a new study
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Environmental SCENE, Biological SCENE
Keywords: Pollution, sperm, sulfur dioxide, air pollutant, fertility, infertility, semen, Wuhan

Men’s sperm counts have plummeted by up to 60% over the last 40 years in Western countries and by nearly 30% since 2001 in China. Experts lack firm answers regarding the cause of the sperm deficit but suspect that behaviors such as smoking or exposures to hormone-disrupting compounds in . . .

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