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Water Pollution Linked to Low Sperm Quality in Israel

May 12, 2009



Research conducted at Jerusalem’s Hadassah University Hospital, Mount Scopus shows that in the last decade the quality of Israeli sperm has drastically declined.  This decline may be due to the water pollution problem in Israel:

In Israel, too, a study was published about a year ago, showing an increase of about 30 percent in defects in the male reproductive system. In addition, in the past decade, the number of cases of testicular cancer has doubled. 

…a concentration of estrogen in the water is a cause of change…hormones in the ground come from both human and animal waste that reach the aquifer via sewage. “The ground is full of estrogen that produces estrogen-saturated fruits, vegetables and plants.”  

To check out the full article in Haaretz click here.

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    May 28, 2009 7:01 am


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