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Fracking chemicals tied to reduced sperm count in mice

Washington, DC–Prenatal exposure to a mixture of chemicals used in the oil and natural gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, at levels found in the environment lowered sperm counts in male mice when they reached adulthood, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s journal Endocrinology. The scientists tested 24 chemicals used in fracking and determined …