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Document ID (ISN)62257
CIS number 94-973
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Strohmer H., Boldizsar A., Pl÷ckinger B., Feldner-Busztin M., Feichtinger W.
Title Agricultural work and male infertility
Bibliographic information Nov. 1993, Vol.24, No.5, p.587-592. Illus. 3 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; occupation disease relation; agriculture; insecticides; long-term exposure; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) toxic substances; agricultural operations; handling and storage
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustria
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures