Levels of environmental contaminants in human follicular fluid, serum, and seminal plasma of couples undergoing in vitro fertilization.

@article{Younglai2002LevelsOE,
  title={Levels of environmental contaminants in human follicular fluid, serum, and seminal plasma of couples undergoing in vitro fertilization.},
  author={Edward V. Younglai and Warren G Foster and Edward G. Hughes and Kristina Trim and John J Jarrell},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2002},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={121-6}
}
Environmental chemicals are thought to adversely affect human reproductive function, however there are no studies that have explored the association between failed fertilization and exposure of both partners to environmental contaminants. Therefore, we collected blood and follicular fluid from the female partner and seminal plasma from the male partner of 21 couples attending an in vitro fertilization (IVF) program, in order to determine the extent of the existence of environmental chemicals in… CONTINUE READING
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