Men exposed to insecticides have less sperm
2023/11/16 Etxebeste Aduriz, Egoitz - Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria
Men most exposed to insecticides present a lower concentration of sperm. This is the conclusion that emerges from the review of 25 studies conducted worldwide in the last 50 years. The study was published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
In recent years, several studies have shown that the number of sperm in general is decreasing and that there are geographical differences. One of the causes is environmental degradation, and other studies have shown that insecticides negatively influence the quality of hope. But so far this open study has not been done.
Specifically, the influence of two most commonly used insecticides has been studied: organophosphates and N-methyl carbamates. And you've seen clearly that there is a direct relationship between exposure to these insecticides and low sperm concentrations.
Researchers state that, given this evidence, it is essential to take measures to reduce the impact of insecticides. They stress the importance of the subject, emphasizing that insecticides are present in the environment and are of concern to public health, as they act through contaminated food and water.