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Document ID (ISN)63386
CIS number 94-1927
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Abell A., Ernst E., Bonde J.P.
Title High sperm density among members of organic farmers' association
Bibliographic information 11 June 1994, Vol.343, No.8911, p.1498. 3 ref.
Abstract In a Danish study of reproductive effects of pesticides in male greenhouse workers, an unexpectedly high sperm density was found in members of an association of organic farmers who manufacture their products without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. This is in contrast to a world-wide decreasing trend of sperm density in the general population. No hypotheses are put forward to explain this finding.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; antifertility effects; spermatogenic disturbances; pesticides; Denmark
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the reproductive system
Agricultural chemicals
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects