A recent study has found that the more pesticides a man eats through fruits and vegetables, the more his sperm is affected by a lower count, different shape, and reduced ejaculate volume.


New research continues to shed light on the negative impact pesticides can have on fertility.

A recent study using surveillance data has shown that men who consumed fruits and vegetables with higher levels of pesticides tended to have both lower sperm counts and lower numbers of normally shaped sperm. Previous studies had found low sperm count in farmers who work with the chemicals, but this is the first known research to assess fertility when they are eaten in food. Based on data analyzed from the fertility clinic visits of 155 men, those who ate 1.5 servings or more a day of produce with higher pesticide levels recorded a 49 percent lower sperm count and had 32 percent fewer normally shaped sperm than those who ate less than half a serving a day. These results were extrapolated from the men's answers about their food habits including the types and amounts of fruits and vegetables they ate which were then correlated with pesticide levels established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Researchers hope the results don't inhibit people from eating fresh produce but instead encourage them to consume more with lower levels of pesticides.

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