Phthalate exposure and human semen parameters.

  title={Phthalate exposure and human semen parameters.},
  author={Susan M. Duty and Manori J. Silva and Dana Boyd Barr and John W Brock and Louise Ryan and Zuying Chen and Robert F. Herrick and David C. Christiani and Russ Hauser},
  volume={14 3},
BACKGROUND There is scientific and public concern about commonly used chemicals, including phthalates, that are associated with reproductive toxicity in laboratory animals and are hormonally active. People are exposed to phthalates through diet, consumer products and medical devices. The present study explored whether environmental levels of phthalates are associated with altered semen quality in humans. METHODS We recruited 168 men who were part of subfertile couples and who presented to the… CONTINUE READING


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