plasticisers

Health

Endocrine disruptors

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In Germany the reproductive health of men is at risk. Recent representative studies performed in Hamburg and Leipzig clearly show that the male sperm quality is low. Today, young German men probably produce only one third of sperms their peers did thirty years ago. It is likely that half of young male Germans have such a low sperm quality that their ability to reproduce successfully is reduced.Res... read more

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Health

Plasticisers

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Plasticisers are substances which are added to brittle materials to make them soft, ductile, or extendible, so that they can be worked more easily or acquire particular characteristics of use. They can be found in large quantities in plastics, varnishes, coating agents, sealing compounds, industrial and natural rubber articles, and adhesives. The finishing of textiles also sees the use of flexibil... read more

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