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SUNSCREEN COULD WEAKEN SPERM

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen discovered that filters commonly used in sunscreens to absorb ultraviolet light could affect male fertility by stopping sperm from functioning properly.

The study tested 29 of the 31 UV filters approved for use in the United States and Europe by dissolving and applying them to sperm samples provided by healthy volunteers. Almost half of the filters were found to stop sperm functioning properly and through application to the skin, these filters are absorbed into the blood stream.

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