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Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals, Even in Low Quantities, is the Main Causative Agent of Male Human Infertility in D. I. Khan Division

Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals, Even in Low Quantities, is the Main Causative Agent of Male Human Infertility in D. I. Khan Division

Aamer Abbas1, Jabbar Khan1*, Mir Abid Hassan2, Asif Qayyum3 and Hamed Shafiq4

1Department of Biological Sciences, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
2Kidney Centre Hayatabad, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
3Department of Electronics, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan
4Cream Lab, Army Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

*      Corresponding author: sjabbarkhan@yahoo.com

Fig. 1.

Quantitative measurements of 5 detected metals in blood samples of oligozoospermic males of different age groups. Mean bar values of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 show mean concentration of Cd, Cr, Pb, Cu, and Zn respectively in age groups 18-23, 24-29, 30-35, 36-41, 42-47 and above-47, Dark blue, Blue, Light blue, Yellow, Pink-red and Dark-red bars are for 18-23, 24-29, 30-35, 36-41, 42-47 and above-47 years of age groups, respectively.

Fig. 2.

Mean concentration in µg/ml of 5 heavy metals in semen samples of oligozoospermia males of different age groups. Mean bar values of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 specify mean values of Cd, Cr, Pb, Cu and Zn respectively in age groups 18-23, 24-29, 30-35, 36-41, 42-47 and above-47, Dark blue, Blue, Light-blue, Yellow, Pink-red and Dark-red bars are for 18-23, 24-29, 30-35, 36-41, 42-47 and above-47 years of age groups, respectively.

Fig. 3.

A, Quantitative mean concentration of all 5 detected heavy metals in blood samples in each age group. As indicated above each bar is the mean concentration of heavy metals and below each bar is the age group. B, Quantitative mean values of all 5 detected heavy metals in semen samples in each age group. As mentioned above each bar is the mean value of heavy metals and age group is indicated below each bar.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 53, Iss. 5, Pages 1603-2000

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