Reproductive performance in population exposed to pesticides in cotton fields in India.

@article{Rupa1991ReproductivePI,
  title={Reproductive performance in population exposed to pesticides in cotton fields in India.},
  author={Doppalapudi S Rupa and Penagaluru Pardhanandana Reddy and O. S. Reddi},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={1991},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={123-8}
}
Data on reproductive histories were collected from 1016 couples in which the males were directly exposed to pesticides. For comparison data were collected from 1020 couples who were not exposed to pesticides and belong to the same socioeconomic group and age range. Statistical analysis revealed a significant decrease in fertile males and a significant increase in abortions among the wives of these exposed males when compared to the control group. The frequency of live births decreased… CONTINUE READING

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