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WSU researchers see effect of BPA and estradiol on sperm development

Mechanism offers explanation for declining sperm counts.

researchers have found a direct link between the plastics component bisphenol A, or , and disrupted . Writing in the journal PLOS Genetics, they say the chemical disrupts the delicate DNA interactions needed to create sperm.

Pat Hunt, Washington State University
Washington geneticist Pat Hunt has found a direct link between the plastics component bisphenol A, or BPA, and disrupted sperm production.
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Hunt’s colleagues on the study were Lisa Vrooman, Jon Oatley, Jodi Griswold and Terry Hassold.

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