Exposure to persistent organochlorine pollutants associates with human sperm Y:X chromosome ratio.

@article{Tiido2005ExposureTP,
  title={Exposure to persistent organochlorine pollutants associates with human sperm Y:X chromosome ratio.},
  author={Tarmo Tiido and Anna Rignell-Hydbom and Bo A. G. J{\"o}nsson and Yvonne Lundberg Giwercman and Lars Rylander and Lars Hagmar and A Giwercman},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 7},
  pages={
          1903-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND During the last decades, there has been concern that exposure to endocrine disruptors, such as persistent organochlorine pollutants (POPs), may contribute to sex ratio changes in offspring of exposed populations. METHODS To investigate whether exposure to 2,2'4,4'5,5'-hexachlorobiphenyl (CB-153) and dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethene (p,p'-DDE) affect Y:X chromosome proportion, semen of 149 Swedish fishermen, aged 27-67 years, was investigated. The men provided semen and blood for… CONTINUE READING
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