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Non-stick Chemicals Linked to Sperm Problems that May Affect Male Fertility

by Jonathan Chevrier, Ph.D.,  Environmental Health News,  May 7, 2009

Common chemicals that repel stains and water are associated with fewer sperm in Danish men.

Men with high levels of chemicals used as anti-adhesive, stain and water repellents had fewer normal sperms and a tendency for lower sperm concentration.

This study is the first to evaluate the potential impact of exposure to chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) on male fertility. The precise manner through which PFAAs may affect male sperm production is not known. The authors conclude that their preliminary results should be corroborated in larger studies.

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