Toxicant and Disease Database
The CHE Toxicant and Disease Database is a searchable database that summarizes links between chemical contaminants and approximately 180 human diseases or conditions. Diseases and or toxicants can be viewed by utilizing the search options below. See a full description of the database and its limitations.
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Reduced fertility - male (infertility and subfertility)
Causes Grouped by strength of evidence
Subpopulations of men with genetic polymorphisms in ion channel isoforms may be at a higher risk for sperm damage from heavy metal exposure. Exposure to pesticides in farming or pesticide application have been associated with reduced time to pregnancy. Studies have not identified particular pesticides or pesticide classes.