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Effects of electromagnetic radiations on the male reproductive system

A.S. Adah, D.I. Adah, K.T. Biobaku, A.B. Adeyemi

Abstract


Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitting from the natural environment, as well as from the use of industrial and everyday appliances, constantly influences the body of the animal. It is expected that the interactions between electromagnetic radiation and the living organism would depend on the amount and parameters of the transmitted energy and type of tissue exposed. Electromagnetic waves exert an influence on the male reproductive system causing spermatozoa to have decreased motility, morphometric abnormalities, increased peroxidation due to oxidative stress, histological aberrations in the testes and in some cases atrophy of the testicular tissue. This review presents from literature some of effects of electromagnetic radiations on the male reproductive system.

Keywords: Electromagnetic Radiations, Male Reproductive System, Animals, Humans




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