Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology volume 17 , Article number: 6 Cite this article. Metrics details. Among the factors causing male infertility, one of the most debated is the exposure to environmental contaminants. Recently, the chemical compound Bisphenol A BPA has drawn attention from the reproductive science community, due to its ubiquitous presence in day-to-day life. Its toxic action appears to mainly affect the male reproductive system, directly impacting male fertility. The purpose of this review is to investigate current research data on BPA, providing an overview of the findings obtained from studies in animal and human models, as well as on its supposed mechanisms of action.
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Infertility is a major health issue affecting human life. The most notable factors causing male infertility is exposure to environmental contaminants. Bisphenol A BPA is a common toxic environmental contaminant. Human population is exposed to bisphenol A through air, water, food and a variety of industrial products.
“Bisphenol a: an emerging threat to male fertility”
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Bisphenol A BPA represents the main chemical monomer of epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastics. As BPA is qualified as an endocrine disruptor, growing concern is rising for possible harmful effects on human health.
The common industrial chemical bisphenol A BPA has been linked to many ills , including reproductive abnormalities, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Much of the evidence for these associations, however, has been drawn from animal or in vitro research and has been somewhat controversial as to its precise implications for human health. Now, a human study has found strong links between BPA levels and semen quality—and the findings are not looking good, especially for men frequently exposed to the compound on the job.