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A research project developed by Luigi Montano, head dell'Ambulatorio Public Andrology ASL Salerno hospital in Oliveto Citra. EcoFoodFertility, initially in the Campania region in order to identify a link between the science-based alarming rates of environmental pollution in the provinces north of Naples and Caserta low (Land of Fire) and the alarming increase in chronic degenerative diseases which occurred in recent decades, today involves different areas of Italy and Europe. In fact, the group of specialists, who work at the National Research Council, local health authorities, universities and other research centers Italian and European occur in a systematic way and with a wide range of tests possible associations between bioaccumulation of contaminants in blood and seminal fluid and disorders and quantitative of the male seed and food intolerance in a homogeneous sample of men from different areas of Europe. In this study, multi-disciplinary and multi-healthy males, 20-40 years old, non-smoking, non-drinking, non-drug and non-occupationally exposed, from areas of high and low index of environmental pressure will be recruited from Italy, Spain, Greece and Czech Republic at the center of the research will spermatozoa, for easy availability and high sensitivity to environmental pollutants, are considered bioindicators "ideal" of environmental damage and trusted sentinels of human health. It will measure the levels of contaminants in the seed and in the blood (heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, dioxins, PCBs and nanoparticles) and it will correlate with semen parameters of the subjects studied, such as: number, motility, sperm morphology and especially index DNA fragmentation spermatozoario. Similarly for blood lymphocytes will be made karyotyping and chromosomal stability by cytogenetic tests. Will also be assessed by laboratory tests in the three populations the frequency of food allergies, particularly celiac disease and the gluten sensitive. It expects to have the results within three years so as to indicate to those at risk prevention and detoxification therapies using innovative applications of science of nutrition. Ultimately, a pilot project that would indicate potential public health strategies aimed at primary prevention and early diagnosis, particularly for people living in areas with high environmental impact.