Endocrine disrupting chemicals in urine of Japanese male partners of subfertile couples: a pilot study on exposure and semen quality.

@article{Toshima2012EndocrineDC,
  title={Endocrine disrupting chemicals in urine of Japanese male partners of subfertile couples: a pilot study on exposure and semen quality.},
  author={Hiroki Toshima and Yayoi Suzuki and Kanako Imai and Jun Yoshinaga and Hiroaki Shiraishi and Yoshifumi Mizumoto and Shota Hatakeyama and Chie Onohara and Susumu Tokuoka},
  journal={International journal of hygiene and environmental health},
  year={2012},
  volume={215 5},
  pages={502-6}
}
The concentrations of chemicals with suspected endocrine disrupting effect were measured in urine samples collected from 42 Japanese male partners of couples who had infertility consultation at a gynecology clinic in Tokyo. The urinary analytes included metabolites of 5 phthalate diesters, pyrethroid insecticide (3-phenoxybenzoic acid, 3-PBA) and soy isoflavones (daidzein and equol), and cadmium. The semen parameters (semen volume, concentration and motility) of the male subjects were examined… CONTINUE READING
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