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Reproductive Toxicity

Superfund Research Program

Reproductive toxicity occurs when contaminants adversely affect the human - female or male - reproductive system. Research is targeted at developing a fuller understanding of the relationship between exposures and risk of toxicity. One SRP-funded project is studying the effect of lead accumulation from environmental exposures in pregnant women - specifically with regards to its affect on fetuses and infants during pregnancy and lactation. Another project is examining the association between bone lead, blood lead, and sperm abnormalities among men.

Use the search tools below to find additional information about SRP-funded research projects addressing the reproductive toxicity of environmental contaminants.