Study: Fruit and vegetable pesticides may cut sperm count by nearly half

March 31, 2015 11:20 AM

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Study: Fruit and vegetable pesticides may cut sperm count by nearly half

Numerous studies have suggested dangerous effects from pesticides, but now researchers have discovered the first link between pesticides and a lower quality of semen.

The study, published in the journal Human Reproduction found that men who ate the largest amount of fruits and vegetables with high levels of pesticide residue had a 49 percent lower sperm count and a 32 percent lower percentage of normally-formed sperm than men who consumed the least amount of prod...

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