Posts tagged Environment
Frequent flyers, skiing, and hiking: high altitude’s links to fertility

A host of research studies indicate that the effects of high altitude, where oxygen is scarcer and dehydration processes operate faster, could extend to male fertility. Both legend and science seem to agree on this point, including that “aircraft personnel seem to form a disproportionately large percentage of infertile men” (these days, that includes frequent flyers)

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Global Warming: the surprising effects on male fertility

If you look nine months after a heat wave in August, the following May you see significantly fewer births. The drop in births isn’t due to people having less sex when the temperature rises… the opposite, in fact, proves true. Studies that show sperm production decreases in hot weather suggest the pattern is probably attributable to heat’s effect on male fertility.

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