Aluminum impedes male fertility?

Viera Fertility Center is your resource for both male and female fertility tests and treatments. And new causes of male infertility are discovered each year. The latest? Exposure to aluminum.

Research out of Keele University suggests that human exposure to aluminum may be a significant factor in falling sperm counts and reduced male fertility. During testing,
“fluorescence microscopy using an aluminum-specific stain confirmed the presence of aluminum in semen and showed aluminum inside individual sperm.”

Human exposure to aluminum in environmental and industrial applications has increaed significantly during the same period that male fertility has proven to fall precipitously. It may be that factors such as aluminum exposure could explain some of that decrease.

If you and your partner have been trying to conceive, contact our office for Melbourne fertility testing and you’ll be one step closer to the family of your dreams!


Keele University. (2014, October 21). Exposure to aluminum may impact on male fertility, research suggests. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 28, 2014 from