Slapping on sunscreen could reduce a man’s ability to have a baby, according to new research.
A study found that chemicals commonly found in sunscreen, which filter out UV rays, can impair male fertility.
Experts warned when these chemicals are absorbed by the skin, they can interfere with the body’s hormones.
Men exposed to specific chemicals called BP-2 or 4OH-BP had a 30 per cent reduction in fertility.
However it was unclear whether they damaged sperm quality or inhibited fertility in another way.