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Do chemicals cause oxidative stress in sperm?

By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 12/14/2022

Yes, certain chemical agents, pollutants, pesticides, herbicides... can lead to an increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS) and to a loss of balance with the antioxidant system, leading to oxidative stress.

 Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics.
License: 3435-CV
Embryologist. Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics. License: 3435-CV.