Study the electromagnetic radiation effects on testicular function of male rats by biochemical and histopathological
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 2020 - Volume 14 Issue 2, pp. 3869-3873
  • Published Online: 17 Oct 2020
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Abstract

The mobile phone has become not only a communication tool, but a necessity of life. Indeed, the widespread use of radio-frequency (RF-EMR) electromagnetic radiation from a mobile phone has higher significant concerns about the negative effects of RF-EMR from mobile phones as well as the random distribution of radio-base stations (base), especially in Iraq. The present study has been prepared to investigate the effects of RF-EMRs emitted from mobile phone and radio-generating stations on the testes. Wistar male mice weighing 180g - 200g were randomly assigned and divided into groups: the sham-exposed group (off mode) and the exposure group for 1/2 hours (the exposure for 1/2 hour), and the 1-hour exposure group (1 hour exposure and 2 hour exposure range (2 hour exposure). Animals were exposed to RF-EMR from Samsung Note 9 for 14 days. Biochemical and histological measurements were performed. Serum levels of male sex hormones (follicle-stimulating hormone and testosterone) decreased significantly (P <0.05) in the exposure groups 1/2 H and 1 H compared to the sham-exposed group. The study shows that chronic exposure to RF-EMR from a cell phone causes the impaired testicular function accompanied by a decrease in the value of sexual hormones. Sperm microscopy also showed a decrease in sperm count, altered shape and development in the experimental groups. Also, changing histological parameters showed a change in cross-section, luminal and bacterial epithelium diameter in all experimental groups.

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