Pesticides increases soil fertility but compromises human fertility: A mini review
Ghulam Nabi, Muhammad Amin, Hazir Muhammad, Akhtar Hussain, Sikandar Khan
Journal Title:Basic Research Journal of Medicine and Clinical Science
In human, fertility is compromised by several exogenous and endogenous factors. The most important exogenous cause is chronic exposure to endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs), which includes a wide range of pesticides. Chronic exposure to these pesticides such as, endosulfans, dieldrin, aldrin, DDT, herbicides atrazine and the fungicide vinclozoline causes reproductive toxicities thatlead to infertility in both sexes, high rate of miscarriage and altered sex ratio. This review article link the relationship between fertility and long term exposure to various pesticides.
Keywords: Fertility, Pesticides, miscarriage