Effects of pesticide use on semen quality among farmers in rural areas of Sabah, Malaysia.

@article{Hossain2010EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of pesticide use on semen quality among farmers in rural areas of Sabah, Malaysia.},
  author={Feroz Hossain and Osman Ali and Urban J A D'Souza and Daw Khin Saw Naing},
  journal={Journal of occupational health},
  year={2010},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={
          353-60
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the relationship between semen quality and exposure to pesticide residues. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted among male farmers from 3 different communities in Sabah, Malaysia. A total of 152 farmers participated in this study of whom 62 farmers had been exposed to either paraquat or malathion or both to varying extents. Questionnaires were designed to record a history of pesticides exposure and other potential risk factors among farmers. All semen samples… CONTINUE READING
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