Pesticide residue in fruits and vegetables associated with low sperm count

March 30, 2015 11:10 PM

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Pesticide residue in fruits and vegetables associated with low sperm count

Consumption of fruits and vegetables that contain relatively large amounts of pesticide residue may affect men's sperm counts and the number of normal-looking sperm they produce, a potential factor in fertility problems, Harvard University researchers reported Monday.

The study by researchers at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, described as the first to link pesticides in fruits and vegetables to reproductive problems, leaves many questions unanswered. Because of the study's design, the researchers could not determine whether the pesticide residue caused th...

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