Effects of prepubertal exposure to silver nanoparticles on reproductive parameters in adult male Wistar rats.

@article{Sleiman2013EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of prepubertal exposure to silver nanoparticles on reproductive parameters in adult male Wistar rats.},
  author={Hanan Khaled Sleiman and Renata Marino Romano and Cl{\'a}udio Alvarenga de Oliveira and M A Romano},
  journal={Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A},
  year={2013},
  volume={76 17},
  pages={1023-32}
}
The incidence of male reproductive pathologies, such as hypospadias, cryptorchidism, testicular cancer, and low sperm production in adulthood, is increasing and may be related to exposure to environmental contaminants. The silver nanoparticles (AgNP) are a new class of chemical compounds commonly used in both medical and nonmedical settings, and they affect development of spermatogonial stem cells in vitro. The aim of this study was to examine the adverse productive toxic effects of AgNPs in… CONTINUE READING