ES&T: “Kalidat di spèrma di hòmber yu di Kòrsou bibá pabou di Isla ta malu?”

SMOC a indiká diferente biaha kaba ku e konsentrashon di dióksido di suafel (SO2) pabou di e tereno di Isla ta pertenesé na tòp di mundu; esta den sentido negativo. Ta konosí ku hopi habitante ta lucha ku nan salubridat. World Health Organisation (WHO) ta remarká tokante esaki:  

,,SO2 can affect the respiratory system and the functions of the lungs, and causes irritation of the eyes. Inflammation of the respiratory tract causes coughing, mucus secretion, aggravation of asthma and chronic bronchitis and makes people more prone to infections of the respiratory tract. Hospital admissions for cardiac disease and mortality increase on days with higher SO2 levels. When SO2 combines with water, it forms sulfuric acid; this is the main component of acid rain which is a cause of deforestation.” 

Pa loke ta trata SO2 resientemente un otro preokupashon a lanta. Den e revista sientífiko renombrá Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) investigadónan chines a deskubrí (Liu e.o., “Inverse Association between Ambient Sulfur Dioxide Exposure and Semen Quality in Wuhan, China”) un relashon entre e konsentrashon di SO2 den airu ku hende ta respirá i e kalidat di spèrma. Mas haltu e konsentrashon di SO2, mas pió e kalidat di e spèrma. Esaki tin konsekuensia pa e habitantenan ku ta biba pabou di Isla i ta preokupá SMOC. Lesa e resúmen ku henter e artíkulo aki 

,,Evidence concerning the association between ambient gaseous air pollutant exposures and semen quality is sparse, and findings in previous studies remain largely inconsistent. We enrolled 1759 men and performed 2184 semen examinations at a large reproductive medical center in Wuhan, China, between 2013 and 2015. Inverse distance weighting interpolation was performed to estimate individual exposures to SO2, NO2, CO, and O3 during the entire period (lag 0–90 days) and key periods (lag 0–9, 10–14, 70–90 days) of sperm development. Linear mixed models were used to analyze exposure–response relationships. SO2 exposure with 0–90 days lag was significantly associated with monotonically decreased sperm concentration (β for each interquartile range increase of exposure: −0.14; 95% CI: −0.23, −0.05), sperm count (−0.21; −0.30, −0.12) and total motile sperm count (−0.16; −0.25, −0.08). Significant associations were observed for total and progressive motility only when SO2 exposure was at the highest quintile (all Ptrend < 0.05). Similar trends were observed for SO2 exposure with 70–90 days lag. NO2, CO, or O3 exposure was not significantly associated with semen quality. Our results suggest that ambient SO2 exposure adversely affects semen quality and highlight the potential to improve semen quality by reducing ambient SO2 exposure during early stages of sperm development.’’




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