High BPA levels affect male fertility by hurting sperm quality

From Healthy Living:

A recent human study published in Fertility and Sterility showed the effect of BPA levels on sperm quality in men, which could affect their ability to conceive a child.

The study was conducted on 218 Chinese workers for five years. Researchers tested urine and measured semen quality by examining factors like concentration, vitality, motility (movement), total sperm count and morphology (size and shape). The results showed that:
  • Men exposed to BPA at work had more than three times the risk of lower sperm concentration and vitality than men with no detectable urine BPA.
  • Men exposed to BPA showed more than four times the risk of poor sperm quality, including low sperm count and motility.
  • Men are more sensitive to BPA and small amount of exposure can cause drastic side effects.
Posted: 11/5/2010 8:19:00 AM

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