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BPA Found To Adversely Affect Sperm Quality, Quantity

October 28, 2010: 11:36 AM EST

U.S. and Chinese researchers who tested 427 male workers in regions known to contain high levels of bisphenol-A (BPA) found a correlation between BPA content in the urine and symptoms of sexual dysfunction. BPA is a chemical used to make plastic bottles, soda cans and a wide variety of other common products. According to the researchers, increased levels of BPA in the workers’ urine was linked with poor sperm quality, decreased sexual desire, difficulty in having an erection, lower ejaculation strength and lower satisfaction with sex life. The same trend was found among test participants who were exposed to BPA environmentally, but not at work. The researchers said the findings “may have important public health implications  given the widespread human exposure to BPA.”

De-Kun Li, Zhijun Zhou, et al., "Relationship Between Urine Bisphenol-A Level and Declining Male Sexual Function", Journal of Andrology, October 28, 2010, © The American Society of Andrology.
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