Seoul, June 30: Are you living near some noisy place then please beware, according to a study, long-term exposure to a noisy environment may lead to infertility in men.
According to researchers, noise level above or equal to 55 decibel (dB) can significantly increase infertility.
“Infertility is becoming a significant public health issue because of unexpected adverse effects on the health and quality of life and heavy expenditures on the health system,” said Jin-Young Min from the Seoul National University.
“If this trend continues, humans in the future will not be able to have normal pregnancy and childbirth. If you are a man and suffer from infertility, you need to consider exposure to environmental pollution as a risk factor,” Min added.
In the research, it was found that fertility in women has a link with noise as it can create birth-related problems, such as premature birth and spontaneous abortion.
Noise is linked to other health problems, such as heart disease and mental illness.
For the study, detailed in the journal Environmental Pollution, the team analysed 206,492 men aged 20-59.
In the study, it was found that noise over 55 dB at night diagnosed with infrtility.