Dr. Avnish Jolly,26 May :Every one wants to live colorful life and love to play with colors. But the people who are manufacturing colors for others there life looses color of life, due to the chemicals used during the manufacturing process.
According to the study have been published in the Journal – ‘Occupational Environmental Medicine’, exposure to paints can make you infertile; study has revealed that chemicals used in liquid damage semen quality in males. The study, undertaken by the researchers from Manchester and Sheffield Universities, at 14 fertility clinics in 11 cities across Britain, examined the working lives of 2,118 men.
Researchers have found that men who regularly work with paints that include widely used solvents such as glycol ethers are 2.5 times more likely to have a low sperm count than those who use the substances occasionally. They also found that men who had undergone previous surgery to the testicles or who undertook manual work were more likely to have low motile sperm counts, whereas men who drank alcohol regularly or wore boxer shorts were more likely to have better semen quality.
According to Andy Povey, lead researcher, Manchester University, "We know that certain glycol ethers can affect male fertility and the use of these has reduced over the past two decades. However, our results suggest that they are still a workplace hazard and that further work is needed to reduce such exposure."
Dr Allan Pacey, co-researcher, University of Sheffield: "Infertile men are often concerned about whether chemicals they are exposed to in the workplace are harming their fertility. Therefore it is reassuring to know that on the whole the risk seems to be quite low," added.
The researchers concluded that, apart from glycol ether, there are currently few work place chemical threats to male fertility. "Glycol ethers continue to be a work place hazard and as such may warrant measures to ensure scrupulous control," the British media quoted Andy Povey as saying.