Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sperm Damage Passed To Children

This research interests me because it might explain autism's grip on whole families through the generations. It seems that a man's sperm health affects generations:

A team from the University of Idaho in Moscow tested the effects of a hormone-disrupting fungicide chemical called vinclozolin on embryonic rats.

The chemical altered genes in the sperm, including a number associated with human prostate cancer.

Rats exposed to it show signs of damage and overgrowth of the prostate, infertility and kidney problems.

The defects were also present in animals four generations on.

So, men in toxic environments should be aware of the dangers and also realize their jobs and or behavior may affect their children.

1 comment:

sandy said...

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