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Occupational hazards to male fecundity

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 June 2009

Jens Peter Bonde*
Department of Occupational Medicine, University Hospital of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
Aleksander Giwercman
Department of Growth and Reproduction, National University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
Department of Occupational Medicine, University Hospital of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark.


Research methods and knowledge in the field of male reproductive toxicology have gradually improved since reports in the late 1970s on severe impairment of spermatogenesis in workers with occupational exposure to certain chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides (the nematocide 1,2-dibromochloropropan and the insecticide and fungicide chlordecone, but still we have only vague answers to basic questions about the overall significance of the environmental and occupational impact of these compounds on male reproductive capability.

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