|Document ID (ISN)||109356|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Multigner L., Ben Brik E., Arnaud I., Haguenoer J.M., Jouannet P., Auger J., Eustache F.
||Glycol ethers and semen quality: A cross-sectional study among male workers in the Paris municipality
||July 2007, Vol.64, No.7, p.467-473. 39 ref.
||This study investigated the effects of past and current exposure to products containing glycol ethers on semen quality and reproductive hormones among men employed by the Paris Municipality. Between 2000 and 2001, 109 male volunteers provided semen, blood and urine samples and underwent a medical examination. Information on lifestyle, occupation, exposure and medical history was obtained by interview. According to their job and chemical products used during the period 1990-2000, participants were classified as either historically exposed or non-exposed. Current exposure levels to glycol ethers were evaluated by monitoring urinary metabolites. Previous exposure to glycol ethers was associated with declines in sperm concentration, motility and morphologically-normal sperm levels. No effect of previous glycol ether exposure on hormones levels was observed. By contrast, current glycol ether exposure levels were low and not correlated with either seminal quality or hormone levels.
||antifertility effects; male workers; risk factors; glycol ethers; androgens; France
||anamnesis; spermatogenic disturbances; exposure evaluation; cross-sectional study; determination in urine; determination in blood; medical examinations; exposure tests; urinary metabolites
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures