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]