Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Hypospermatogenesis and spermatozoa maturation arrest in rats induced by mobile phone radiation. med./bio.

Published in: J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2011; 21 (5): 262-265

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the morphological changes induced by mobile phone exposure in the testis of rats.

Background/further details

40 male rats were divided into three groups: 1) mobile phone exposure group for 30 minutes/day (n=16), 2) mobile phone exposure group for 60 minutes/day (n=16), 3) control group (n=8).

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1:
  • unspecified
Exposure duration: continuous for 30 min/day during 3 months (group 1) or continuous for 60 min/day during 3 months (group 2)
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Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency
  • unspecified
Type
Exposure duration continuous for 30 min/day during 3 months (group 1) or continuous for 60 min/day during 3 months (group 2)
Additional info GSM
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup mobile phone placed inside the cage and a call from another phone was answered
Parameters

No parameters are specified for this exposure.

Reference articles

  • Mailankot M et al. (2009): Radio frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) from GSM (0.9/1.8GHz) mobile phones induces oxidative stress and reduces sperm motility in rats.

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Investigated organ system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Mobile phone exposure for 60 minutes/day caused hypospermatogenesis and maturation arrest in the testis of the three rats (18.75%) compared to the control group. However, no abnormal findings were found in rats that were exposed for 30 minutes/day for a total period of three months.
The authors conclude that long-term exposure to mobile phone irradiation can cause hypospermatogenesis and maturation arrest in the spermatozoa in the testis of Wistar albino rats.

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