Influence of Organophosphorus Pesticide on Semen Quality of Men in Rural Areas of Changshu City
Zou Xiaoping, Yang Li, Qin Hong, et al. Changshu Institute of Reproductive Hygiene, Jiangsu 215500
Objective: To study the influence of low-dose chronic organophosphorus pesticide on male reproductive function. Methods: 161 men in exposed group and 161 ones in unexposed group received epidemiological questionnaires investigation, genital examinations and semen sample collection and measurement. Results:The semen density of the men who usually touched low-dose organophosphorus pesticide was declining obviously, and the semen density in exposed group and in unexposed group were76.0±84.8×106/ml and 100.0±56.4×106/ml (P=0.0059), respectively. The logistic regression analysis showed that semen quality and sexual desire of exposed group significantly reduced. Conclusion: The low-dose chronic pesticide contact without enough protection measurements can lead to decline of reproductive function. So we should strengthen the prevention and improve reproductive health.