Consumption of processed meat has been linked with lower semen quality. This is one more addition to the list of environmental chemicals that affect male fertility. Do you have to go without? No. Choose nitrate free, organic bacon from a brand like Applegate Farms (www.applegate.com) instead. What can you do about the chemicals that you have already been exposed to? Sweating is one of the most effective ways to remove xenobiotics from your body. So jump in the sauna, do some cardio, and hold off on the bacon.