Contrasting associations of blood and semen lead concentrations with semen quality among lead smelter workers.

@article{Alexander1998ContrastingAO,
  title={Contrasting associations of blood and semen lead concentrations with semen quality among lead smelter workers.},
  author={Bruce H. Alexander and Harvey Checkoway and Elaine M. Faustman and Christiaan van Netten and Charles Consel Robin Hansen Renaud Marlet Gilles Muller and Thomas Ewers},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={464-9}
}
While blood lead concentration has been inversely associated with indicators of reproductive health in occupationally exposed male workers, the utility of lead concentration in semen as an indicator of lead exposure to the male reproductive system has not been fully explored. Blood and semen lead concentrations from 81 lead smelter workers were examined in relation to semen quality and endocrine function parameters. Mean blood and semen lead concentrations were 22.8 micrograms/dl (range 5-58… CONTINUE READING

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