The Effects of Workplace Hazards on Male Reproductive Health
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 96-132
Many factors can contribute to producing healthy children. It is well known that the health of an unborn child can suffer if a woman fails to eat right, smokes, or drinks alcohol during pregnancy. It is not well known, however, that a man’s exposure to substances in the workplace can affect his ability to have healthy children.
This document provides general information about reproductive hazards, an explanation of how substances in the workplace can cause reproductive problems in men, and suggestions for preventing exposure to reproductive hazards.