Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
As if the Midwest weren't dealing with enough already, doctors now worry that the shockingly low sperm count of mid-Missouri men means there's something in the water, or worse.
Nothing's proven, yet, but all eyes were on pesticides after diazinon, an insecticide, and metolachlor, an herbicide, were found in a large number of the semen samples.
Local researchers have requested funding from the NIH to look further into the issue but have been turned down. The results of a CDC-conducted test will be released this summer.
Until then, if Missourians are looking to have kids, perhaps they should try on one of these. [H/T: Grist]