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Effects of chemicals on male reproductive health - CB01005

The Department of Health is running a programme of studies into the effects of chemicals on male reproductive health, to which DEFRA and HSE are alos contributing. A number of epidemiological studies are being funded to address these questions
- is male reproductive health in the UK changing?
- are occupational or environmental exposures to chemicals directly influencuing male reproductive health?
- are maternal or paternal exposures to endocrine disrupters affecting the reproductive health of their male offspring?
- what is the role of other factors in any trends in reproductive health?

4 studies have been undertaken as follows
- UK multi-centre study of occupational exposure to chemicals and male fertility
- historically prospective cohort study of Scottish male reproductive health
- assessment and analysis of existing surveillance data on hypospadias in the UK and Europe
- environmental risk factors for hypospadias: a popultion-based case study in 3 health regions
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1998

To: 2004

Cost: £498,826
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Department of Health
Environmental Protection              
Hazardous substances              
Fields of Study
Chemicals and Nanotechnology