What else can harm human germ cells?
we focus our attention here on pharmaceuticals, those chemicals are
hardly the only exposures that, administered during susceptible periods
of development, can wreak havoc on the human germline. Other culprits
• Environmental endocrine disruptors such as Agent Orange (dioxin), pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and flame retardants
• Maternal smoking and recreational drugs
• Various plasticizers and industrial chemicals
• Heavy metals