Air pollution lowering fertility, according to study

A new study suggests that air pollution in the Czech Republic is harming couples’ chances of conception. Experts from the Institute of Experimental Medicine studied the reproductive cells of police officers who spend most of their days on city streets and found that their fertility was considerably worsened in the winter months due to heating pollutants. The long-term study on reproductive health also found that the air quality in the badly polluted north of Bohemia has improved over the last 156 years, while other areas formerly considered clean have been badly damaged by people having switched to solid fuels due to rising energy prices.