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Is Exposure to BPA Damaging Your Chances of Having Children?

Increased urine levels of BPA (Bisphenol-A) are associated with decreased sperm concentration, count, vitality and sperm motility, according to a study.

The five-year study found that men with higher urine BPA levels had 2 to 4 times the risk of having poor semen quality. This is the first human study to report an adverse association between BPA and semen quality, although previous studies in animals have also shown a link.

According to Eurekalert:

“These findings ... may portend adverse BPA effects beyond the male reproductive system. Semen quality and male sexual dysfunction could be more sensitive early indicators for adverse BPA effects than other disease endpoints that are more difficult to study, such as cancer or metabolic diseases.”

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