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Abnormal sperm (morphology, motility, and sperm count)

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

1,1-dichloroethane

chlordecone

dibromochloropropane (DBCP)

ethylene dibromide (EDB)

ethylene glycol ethers

heat

ionizing radiation

lead

microwave radiation

Good Evidence

1,1-dichloroethane

2-bromopropane

2,4-D

alachlor

atrazine

benomyl

carbon disulfide

diazinon

estrogens / DES

gossypol

molinate

PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), not otherwise specified

pesticides

tobacco smoke (active smoking)

Limited Evidence

1,3-butadiene

acetone

acrylamide

alkyl phenols

aluminum

bisphenol A

boron

bromine

cadmium

carbaryl

chromium

DDT/DDE

dinitrotoluenes

dinoseb

dioxins / TCDD

ethyl alcohol (ethanol)

ethylene oxide

fenchlorphos

furans, not otherwise specified

lindane

microwave radiation

mirex

octylphenol

organochlorine pesticides

ozone

PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), not otherwise specified

pesticides

phthalates

solvents

styrene

tetrachloroethylene (PCE)

TNT (trinitrotoluene)

toluene

toluene diamine

Notes

Maternal tobacco smoking has recently been correlated with decreased sperm density.