Air pollution effects on male fertility: Air pollution is not only affecting our physical ability but it is also affecting the fertility of men. doctor ndtv According to the news of the University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have claimed that air pollution is reducing sperm count in men. According to research, due to air pollution, there is swelling inside the brain, which is directly related to the fertility of men.
This study is published in Environmental Health Perspectives. Scientists already knew that the brain is directly related to the reproductive organs in a stressful state, which affects fertility and sperm count. For example, emotional stress can cause irregular periods in women. However, for the first time it has been found that when there is swelling in the brain due to air pollution, it also reduces the sperm count in men.
scientists looking for a cure
Lead researcher and assistant professor of medicine at UMSOM, Zhekang Ying, said that we are researching whether a treatment can be found for the effect of pollution on fertility. He said that we saw in our research that when the organs affected by inflammation in the brains of rats were removed, the drop in sperm count decreased. Ying said that we are engaged in developing such a therapy in which the fertility being affected due to air pollution can be corrected in advance.
90% of the population at risk of air pollution
Charles Hong, director of cardiology research at UMSOM, said that the results have not only affected fertility, but are also likely to affect diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. All these may be due to the effect of swelling in the brain due to air pollution. The research paper states that about 92 percent of the world’s population lives in areas where particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers are present in the air as fine particles. This exceeds the minimum safety standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO). These fine particles come out from cars, factories, forest fires, wood burning etc. These particles are very harmful for the body. These particles are also affecting fertility.