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To evaluate the effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields from mobile phones on free radical metabolism and sperm quality in reproductive tissue of rats.
Rats were divided into a control group and an exposure group with six animals per group.
900 MHz–1.8 GHz
ばく露時間: continuous for 1 h/day on 28 days
|周波数||900 MHz–1.8 GHz|
|ばく露時間||continuous for 1 h/day on 28 days|
|ばく露装置の詳細||animals and phone kept in a 4" x 2" x 1" cage with a wooden bottom|
|Sham exposure||A sham exposure was conducted.|
No parameters are specified for this exposure.
No significant difference was found in total sperm count between the control group and the exposed group. However, exposed rats exhibited a significantly reduced percentage of motile sperms. Moreover, exposure resulted in a significant increase in lipid peroxidation and low glutathione content in the testis and epididymis. Facial temperature was not affected in either group of rats.
In conclusion, the authors speculate that radiofrequency electromagnetic fields from mobile phones negatively affect semen quality and may impair male fertility.