Environment Polluting Men's Health
Science Daily and the UK Telegraph are reporting that researchers may have found a link between water pollution and male fertility issues. The study suggests that a testosterone found in rivers in the UK may be strengthening the connection between infertility and men. The research evidence says, "Anti-androgens, that are found in a number of medicines including cancer treatments and pesticides used in agriculture, were found in 30 rivers across England.The group of chemicals can block the male hormone and therefore reduce male fertility." The study administered by the Brunel University took note of over 1000 rivers in the UK. Researchers say this proves that fertility issues which plague many couples worldwide come from a variety of external and environmental factors. The next part of the study will focus on where the anti-androgens are coming from and how they are getting into the rivers.