Baby boys who were born in polluted areas are more likely to have deformed testicles when they are born. This tragic study comes from the journal Human Reproduction.
The study followed nearly 90,000 French babies born with cryptorchidism. This is a birth defect where one or both testes have not descended properly. Researchers found that babies born in more polluted regions, particularly coal mining towns, were more than twice as likely to have this condition with at least one testicles and more than five times as likely to have this condition with both testicles.
Add this to a long list of research showing that human pollution is degrading human fertility.