Inhalation of diesel engine exhaust affects spermatogenesis in growing male rats.

@article{Watanabe1999InhalationOD,
  title={Inhalation of diesel engine exhaust affects spermatogenesis in growing male rats.},
  author={Nobue Watanabe and Yoji Oonuki},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={1999},
  volume={107},
  pages={539 - 544}
}
We conducted experiments to determine whether diesel engine exhaust affects reproductive endocrine function in growing rats. The rats were assigned to three groups: a group exposed to total diesel engine exhaust containing 5.63 mg/m3 particulate matter, 4.10 ppm nitrogen dioxide, and 8.10 ppm nitrogen oxide; a group exposed to filtered exhaust without particulate matter; and a group exposed to clean air. Dosing experiments were performed for 3 months beginning at birth (6 hr/day for 5 days/week… CONTINUE READING
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