Reduction in fertility in male greenhouse workers exposed to pesticides


The paper examines the possible interference of pesticide exposure on male fertility, by studying the time to pregnancy (TTP) in the first pregnancy of 127 greenhouse workers and 173 controls. The TTP of exposed and control population, analysed by logistic regression model, has shown an increase in the risk of conception delay among the greenhouse workers with high exposure (OR:2.4; 95% CI: 1.2–5.1).

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Petrelli, G., Figà-Talamanca, I. Reduction in fertility in male greenhouse workers exposed to pesticides. Eur J Epidemiol 17, 675–677 (2001).

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  • Greenhouse workers
  • Male fertility
  • Pesticides
  • Time to pregnancy