According to a not-for-profit advocacy organization, the Environmental Working Group, these fruits and vegetables have the utmost levels of pesticides. The group did not take part in a new Harvard University research of pesticides and male reproductive function. (EWG)
Researchers from Harvard University reported on Monday that men’s sperm counts and the number of typical looking sperm that they make can be affected by eating of fruits and vegetables that has a pretty big amounts of pesticide residue, which is a possible reason for infertility problems.
At the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a study by researchers is described as the first to know the relation between pesticides in fruits and vegetables to reproductive difficulties, however it leaves many questions hanging. Because of its study design, the researcher cannot conclude as to whether or not the pesticide residue triggered the problems they discovered in the sperm of 155 men who offered samples at a fertility clinic.
In the journal of Human Reproduction that was published online, the result was sure enough to “advise that contact with pesticides used agricultural production through abstinence may be enough to affect spermatogenesis in humans,” this was written by a researcher in their paper.
It has been long doubted that pesticides have a potential influence on sperm production among men who work with them or are deeply unprotected to them in the location. According to Chavarro, an assistant professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the public health school and one of the authors of the study, the consumption of pesticide residue does add to the chemical’s existing in the urine but the is still so little proof that it affects human health.
The researchers used U.S. Department of Agriculture documents to categorize the levels of pesticide residues in 35 fruits and vegetable amid 2006 and 2012. 155 men were asked how much apiece they are (it was more or less .9 daily servings of high-pesticide produce and 2.3 servings of low- to moderate-pesticide fruits and vegetables), then later examined their sperm samples for a diversity of problems.
When smoking, largeness, age, physical activity and other factors were exempted, they found that men who ingested the biggest quantities of high-residue fruits and vegetables had 49 percent lower sperm counts, 32 percent fewer normal-appearing sperm and a 29 percent lower ejaculate volume than men who ate the least amount of those fruits and vegetables.