A study of the effect of perchloroethylene exposure on semen quality in dry cleaning workers.

@article{Eskenazi1991ASO,
  title={A study of the effect of perchloroethylene exposure on semen quality in dry cleaning workers.},
  author={Brenda Eskenazi and Andrew J. Wyrobek and Laura Fenster and David F. Katz and Michelle Sadler and Julian C Y Lee and Mark Hudes and David M. Rempel},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={575-91}
}
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effects of perchloroethylene (PCE) exposure on human semen quality. We compared the semen quality of 34 dry cleaners with that of 48 laundry workers. We examined the relationships of 17 semen parameters to expired air levels of PCE and to an index of exposure based on job tasks in the last three months. The average sperm concentration was over 80 million for both dry cleaners and laundry workers, but approximately one-quarter of each group… CONTINUE READING

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