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Air Pollution Can Harm Human Reproduction

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, January 21, 2010 | 1 comments

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Air Pollution Can Harm Human ReproductionAs if more evidence was needed to combat air pollution caused from burning fossil fuels, two recently released reports articulate a human toll that may be higher than previously imagined.

The studies, both out of Brazil, measure how air pollution lowers fertility in men and can complicate pregnancies in women--problems likely to be compounded by the rapid urbanization taking place in the developing world where access to healthcare is much more limited.

With reproductive rights being such a hot-button topic internationally, it's a wonder why more attention isn't paid to combating pollution on this basis or why those responsible for perpetuating fossil-fuels aren't held culpable for endangering them.


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  1. Claryssa says:

    My doctor advised me to do detoxify before starting infertility treatment. He said it can help to neutralize body from toxin that got into our body from food and air.

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