Vandenberg quoted in Environmental Health News on male fertility

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Laura Vandenberg

Laura Vandenberg
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July 26, 2017

Laura Vandenberg, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, comments on two new studies examined in a recent Environmental Health News article. The research papers suggest endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) affect male fertility, morbidity and mortality.

Vandenberg notes that the studies look “at several really important issues in environmental health,” adding that "over the past several decades, exposures to environmental chemicals—and estrogens in particular—have continued to rise." She says that exposure today is life-long, not episodic and that "remarkably, the damage that is seen in any one generation gets worse and worse as more generations are exposed." 

Read the full article here.