2008
DOI: 10.2174/1874255600801010016
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Abstract: Human semen quality may be declining due to environmental pollutants, occupational exposures or changes in lifestyle. Nonetheless, we still know little about the impact of those factors on male fertility. Some heavy metals, volatile organic compounds or xenoestrogens may compromise reproductive male function. This process could take place along the human life cycle and not only in certain stages of development. We review the main factors that affect human male fertility and their possible influence in current … Show more

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“…Previous exposure to glycol ethers in work place associated with decrease in the semen quality [25]. Semen quality in workers exposed occupationally to hydrocarbons like toluene, benzene and xylene present anomalies, including alterations in viscosity, liquefaction capacity, sperm count, sperm motility, and the proportion of sperm with normal morphology compared with unexposed males [26]. Furthermore, welding may reduce the quality and quantity of semen, likewise, occupations in which the workers exposed to heat they have reduced sperm count.…”
Section: Occupational Exposurementioning
confidence: 99%
“…Previous exposure to glycol ethers in work place associated with decrease in the semen quality [25]. Semen quality in workers exposed occupationally to hydrocarbons like toluene, benzene and xylene present anomalies, including alterations in viscosity, liquefaction capacity, sperm count, sperm motility, and the proportion of sperm with normal morphology compared with unexposed males [26]. Furthermore, welding may reduce the quality and quantity of semen, likewise, occupations in which the workers exposed to heat they have reduced sperm count.…”
Section: Occupational Exposurementioning
confidence: 99%
“…Environmental pollutants, occupational exposures and life style factors have been explored as possible contributors [3]. Toxicants affecting the reproductive system are broadly categorised as petroleum products, agrochemicals, industrial chemicals and heavy metals.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Of the potential risks for reproductive health, special concern was given to the ability of a great number of xenobiotics (including medicines) to affect the function of the male reproductive system (Ten et al , 2008). …”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%