Pesticides, Industrial Chemicals and Semen Quality

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2002 by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Identifier:
First received: February 27, 2001
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: August 2002

We are conducting an epidemiologic study to investigate the relationship between exposure to pesticides and industrial chemicals and semen quality. We are collecting blood and semen samples in several hundred men to investigate whether these chemicals adversely effect semen quality.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Environmental Organochlorines and Semen Quality

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS):

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: October 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2004
Detailed Description:

We are specifically investigating the relationship between PCBs and chlorinated pesticides and semen quality. We are also studying whether these chemicals effect reproductive hormones.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 51 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Men 18-51 years old

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00011713

United States, Massachusetts
Harvard School of Public Health Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Contact: Russ B Hauser, MD, ScD    617-432-3326      
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  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00011713     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9718-CP-001
Study First Received: February 27, 2001
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS):
Chlorinated Pesticides

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female processed this record on October 02, 2014