|Document ID (ISN)||62257|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Strohmer H., Boldizsar A., Pl÷ckinger B., Feldner-Busztin M., Feichtinger W.
||Agricultural work and male infertility
||Nov. 1993, Vol.24, No.5, p.587-592. Illus. 3 ref.
||Data from couples (n=103) seeking artificial insemination with donor sperm because of poor sperm quality and a control group of couples treated by in-vitro fertilization due to female causes were analyzed according to the occupations of the spouses. Comparison of occupational categories revealed a significant difference in the prevalence of agricultural occupation (11/103 vs. 1/103, p<0.01) between the group with male factor infertility and the normospermic controls. These patients also reported more long-term exposure to several insecticides and other pesticides. These toxic chemicals probably have a detrimental effect on male fertility and therefore it is suggested that they should be handled with caution.
||antifertility effects; occupation disease relation; agriculture; insecticides; long-term exposure; pesticides
||toxic substances; agricultural operations; handling and storage
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Austria|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects