Cadmium-induced testicular injury.

  title={Cadmium-induced testicular injury.},
  author={Erica Rosanna Siu and Dolores D. Mruk and Catarina Segreti Porto and C. Yan Cheng},
  journal={Toxicology and applied pharmacology},
  volume={238 3},
Cadmium (Cd) is an environmental toxicant and an endocrine disruptor in humans and rodents. Several organs (e.g., kidney, liver) are affected by Cd and recent studies have illustrated that the testis is exceedingly sensitive to Cd toxicity. More important, Cd and other toxicants, such as heavy metals (e.g., lead, mercury) and estrogenic-based compounds (e.g., bisphenols) may account for the recent declining fertility in men among developed countries by reducing sperm count and testis function… CONTINUE READING
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