Seminal plasma lead, cadmium and zinc in relation to tobacco consumption.

  title={Seminal plasma lead, cadmium and zinc in relation to tobacco consumption.},
  author={Nan Birgitte Oldereid and Yngvar Thomassen and Ken Purvis},
  journal={International journal of andrology},
  volume={17 1},
The total quantity of zinc in the ejaculates of smokers was significantly lower than in non-smokers. This was not related to a significant increase in the quantities of seminal cadmium or lead, or to a decrease in sperm quality in the smoking group. It appears that tobacco consumption may have to exceed 20 cigarettes/day before a noticeable increase in seminal cadmium can be recorded. It is suggested that this reduction in zinc secretion may jeopardize the content of chromatin zinc, and thereby… CONTINUE READING

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