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ID Number 2401
Study Type Human / Provocation
Model Human sperm was exposed in vitro to EMFs from a mobile phone in standby/talk mode.

AUTHORS' ABSTRACT: Gorpinchenko et al. 2014 (IEEE #5709): Introduction: It is impossible to imagine a modern sociallyactive man who does not use mobile devices and/or computers with WiFi function. The effect of mobile phone radiation on male fertility is the subject of recent interest and investigations. The aim of this study was to investigate the direct in vitro influence of mobile phone radiation on sperm DNA fragmentation and motility parameters in healthy subjects with normozoospermia. Material and methods: 32 healthy men with normal semen parameters were selected for the study. Each sperm sample was divided into two equal portions (A and B). Portions A of all involved men were placed for 5 hours in a thermostat, and portions B were placed into a second thermostat for the same period of time, where a mobile phone in standby/talk mode was placed. After 5 hours of incubation the sperm samples from both thermostats were reevaluated regarding basic motility parameters. The presence of DNA fragmentation in both A and B portions of each sample was determined each hour using a standard sperm chromatin dispersion test. Results: The number of spermatozoa with progressive movement in the group, influenced by electromagnetic radiation, is statistically lower than the number of spermatozoa with progressive movement in the group under no effect of the mobile phone. The number of nonprogressive movement spermatozoa was significantly higher in the group, which was influenced by cell phone radiation. The DNA fragmentation was also significantly higher in this group. Conclusions: A correlation exists between mobile phone radiation exposure, DNAfragmentation level and decreased sperm motility.

Findings Effects
Status Completed With Publication
Principal Investigator Natl Acad of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Uk
Funding Agency ?????
  • Gorpinchenko , I et al. Central European Journal of Urology., (2014) 67:65-71
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