|Document ID (ISN)||59101|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0960-3271 - Human and Experimental Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||McGregor A.J., Mason H.J.
||Chronic occupational lead exposure and testicular endocrine function
||1990, Vol.9, p.371-376. 16 ref.
||Lead concentrations in blood and bone were measured as indices of short and long-term, cumulative exposure in a group of 90 men occupationally exposed to inorganic lead. Results showed that the lead exposure levels encountered in the UK at present may result in a subclinical increase in follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) which is related to blood lead levels. This suggests that lead may be causing some subclinical primary damage to the seminiferous tubules in the testes. At blood lead levels of <47µg/dL this effect on serum FSH is not apparent.
||antifertility effects; spermatogenic disturbances; lead
||hormones; determination in bones; determination in blood; endocrine effects
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the reproductive system
Antifertility and prenatal effects
Lead and compounds
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures