Air Pollution is The Main Cause of infertility in both Men and Women: Air pollution can significantly increase the risk of infertility in both men and women.
This was revealed in a new medical study that analyzed the growing risks to the population from air pollution.
The study, analyzing data from 18,000 pairs in China, found that in areas with high particulate matter pollution rates, the risk of infertility increased by up to 20%.
Research has not been able to determine how air pollution can lead to infertility, but it is already known that polluted particles cause inflammation in the body, which can affect the reproductive system of men and women.
Infertility affects millions of couples worldwide, but little has been done to address the effects of air pollution.
However, it is already known that polluted air increases the risk of various aspects such as premature birth and low birth weight problems.
Chen Lee, who was involved in the study from Peking University’s Center for Reproductive Medicine, said couples should be concerned about air pollution, with several research reports suggesting that air pollution could cause a number of pregnancy-related harms.
About 30% of infertile couples do not know the cause of infertility, he said.
“Age, body weight, & smoking are common elements of infertility, but our research shows that even a small night’s pollution in the air increases this risk,” he said.
He said that the results of previous research reports were mixed, but if the general population samples were obtained in our research, then the results could be applied to everyone.
It should be noted that the rate of air pollution is very high in China, Pakistan, India, and such countries, but so far little has been done on the effects of this problem on reproductive health.
During the research, 18,571 couples were interviewed and filled out questionnaires.
The couples were selected from the China Fertility Survey because women in China have to register before trying to conceive, making it easier for researchers to contact couples who want to become parents.
The researchers found that women exposed to small particle contamination (19 micrograms per cubic meter) for up to a year had a 20% increased risk of infertility.
They also found that 15 to 26 percent of women in high-pollution areas failed to conceive even after 12 months, while the rate was much lower in less-polluted areas.
The results of the study were published in the journal Environmental International.