Receipt paper contains Bisphenol A (BPA), a studied endocrine disruptor. While the impact on male fertility is still being studied, frequent exposure to receipt paper, or other sources of BPA, may be slightly hazardous to your sperm quality. Just be mindful of how much you handle receipt paper or other sources of BPA.
Research shows that continued exposure to agricultural pesticides harms sperm quality, changes hormone levels and reduces testicular weight. Use proper protection in a well-ventilated area when working with pesticides.
Solvents and Cleaning Compounds
Many chemical solvents contain chemicals that are known to impact fertility. Avoid exposure to these chemicals when possible. If exposure is unavoidable, make sure to wear the right protective gear.
Solder can contain traces of lead, a chemical that has major health and fertility repercussions. When soldering, make sure that your work space is well-ventilated and wash your hands frequently.
Metal Particulates and Fumes
A link has been discovered between large amounts of exposure to heavy metal fumes and poor semen quality. Make sure to use proper protection in a well-ventilated area when working with heavy metals.
Long term exposure to engine exhaust is linked to decreased sperm quality. If you’re going to be exposed to engine exhaust, wear a protective mask and work in a well-ventilated area.