Effect of abamectin exposure on semen parameters indicative of reduced sperm maturity: a study on farmworkers in Antalya (Turkey)

Andrologia, 04/26/2012

Diminished molecular markers of sperm maturity, such as decreased hyaluronic acid binding of sperm, increased numbers of aniline blue positive sperm and increased percentage of creatine kinase positive sperm, were observed in abamectin–exposed men. Their serum testosterone, LH and FSH levels did not change significantly. The authors conclude that exposure to abamectin may impair male fertility by effecting semen quality.

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