Urinary phthalate metabolites and biomarkers of reproductive function in young men.

  title={Urinary phthalate metabolites and biomarkers of reproductive function in young men.},
  author={Bo A. G. J{\"o}nsson and Jonas Richthoff and Lars Rylander and A Giwercman and Lars Hagmar},
  volume={16 4},
BACKGROUND High exposure to phthalates, which are ubiquitous contaminants, has been shown in animal studies to produce detrimental effects on male reproductive functions. A recent study in humans reported dose-response relations between low phthalate levels in urine and human semen parameters, which raises the question whether humans are more sensitive to phthalate exposure than animals. METHODS Urine, serum, and semen samples were collected from 234 young Swedish men at the time of their… CONTINUE READING


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