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Exposure to ambient fine particulate matter and semen quality in Taiwan
  1. Xiang Qian Lao1,2,
  2. Zilong Zhang1,
  3. Alexis K H Lau3,4,
  4. Ta-Chien Chan5,
  5. Yuan Chieh Chuang6,
  6. Jimmy Chan3,
  7. Changqing Lin4,
  8. Cui Guo1,
  9. Wun Kai Jiang6,
  10. Tony Tam7,
  11. Gerard Hoek8,
  12. Haidong Kan9,
  13. Eng-kiong Yeoh1,
  14. Ly-yun Chang6,10
  1. 1 Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  2. 2 Shenzhen Research Institute of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China
  3. 3 Division of Environment, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
  4. 4 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
  5. 5 Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  6. 6 MJ Health Research Foundation, MJ Group, Taipei, Taiwan
  7. 7 Department of Sociology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  8. 8 Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  9. 9 School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  10. 10 Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Xiang Qian Lao, Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sha Tin, N.T, Hong Kong SAR, China; xqlao{at}cuhk.edu.hk

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  • Contributors XQL conceived the study. LC, AKHL and XQL designed the research and acquired the data. ZZ conducted statistical analysis. ZZ and XQL drafted the manuscript. All authors made critical revision of the manuscript.

  • Funding This work was partially supported by Environmental Health Research Fund of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (7104946).

  • Disclaimer Any interpretation or conclusion related to this manuscript does not represent the views of MJ Health Research Foundation.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The Joint Chinese University of Hong Kong—New Territories East Cluster Clinical Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Contributors XQL conceived the study. LC, AKHL and XQL designed the research and acquired the data. ZZ conducted statistical analysis. ZZ and XQL drafted the manuscript. All authors made critical revision of the manuscript.

  • Funding This work was partially supported by Environmental Health Research Fund of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (7104946).

  • Disclaimer Any interpretation or conclusion related to this manuscript does not represent the views of MJ Health Research Foundation.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The Joint Chinese University of Hong Kong—New Territories East Cluster Clinical Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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