The effect of polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorinated pesticides on human reproduction


Authors: S. Jirsová
Authors‘ workplace: Gynekologicko porodnická klinika VFN a 1. LF UK, Praha, přednosta prof. MUDr. A. Martan, DrSc.
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2018; 83(5): 380-384
Category:

Overview

Objective:

To summarize the current knowledges about the influence of PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) and OCP (organochlorinated pesticides) on human infertility.

Type of study:

Review article.

Setting:

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and the General Faculty Hospital, Prague.

Methods:

Analysis of literature and current studies.

Results:

We prepared a review about the known effects of PCB and OCP on human reproduction, which can influence the results of IVF (in vitro fertilisation) program by their cumulation in follicular fluid.

Conclusion:

In these compounds there is not direct evidence of their negative influence of reproduction. We have to complete our knowledges about PCB a OCP on fertility and protect the population against their cumulation.

Keywords:

polychlorinated biphenyls, PCB, organochlorinated pesticides, OCP, infertility, IVF+ET


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Paediatric gynaecology Gynaecology and obstetrics Reproduction medicine
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