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Mobile phone usage and male infertility in Wistar rats.

Published in: Indian J Exp Biol 2010; 48 (10): 987-992

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the effects of mobile phone exposure on parameters of male fertility in rats.
Background/further details: Six animals were exposed and six anials were sham exposed.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1:
  • unspecified
Exposure duration: continuous for 2 h/day on 35 days
Exposure 1
Main characteristics
Frequency
  • unspecified
Type
Exposure duration continuous for 2 h/day on 35 days
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup rat placed in Plexiglas cage, top and bottom of the cage filled with radiofrequency absorbing material with 1 cm diameter holes for ventilation; mobile phone placed on top of the cage
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 0.9 W/kg - - - -
power 100 µW minimum measured - by the mobile phone emitted power measured at a distance of 2 cm
power 2 mW maximum measured - by the mobile phone emitted power measured at a distance of 2 cm
Reference articles
Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated material:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The data showed a significant decrease in protein kinase C enzyme activity and total sperm count along with increased apoptosis in sperms of male rats exposed to mobile phone frequencies.
Study character:

Study funded by

  • Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India

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