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Abstract Title:

Influence of microwave exposure on fertility of male rats.

Abstract Source:

Fertil Steril. 2011 Mar 15 ;95(4):1500-2. Epub 2010 Jun 18. PMID: 20723534

Abstract Author(s):

Sanjay Kumar, Kavindra Kumar Kesari, Jitendra Behari

Article Affiliation:

Sanjay Kumar

Abstract:

The present study investigates the effect of 10-GHz microwave radiation on the fertility pattern of 70-day-old male rats (sham exposed and exposed), which were exposed for 2 h/d for 45 days continuously at a specific absorption rate of 0.014 W/kg and a power density of 0.21 mW/cm(2). Results show a significant change in the level of reactive oxygen species, histone kinase, apoptotic cells, and percentage of G(2)/M transition phase of cell cycle in the exposed group compared with the sham-exposed group. The study concludes that there is a significant effect of microwave radiations on the reproductive pattern in male rats, which is a causative factor of male infertility.

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