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Abstract Title:

[Impacts of electromagnetic radiation from cellphones and Wi-Fi on spermatogenesis].

Abstract Source:

Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue. 2019 May ;25(5):451-455. PMID: 32216233

Abstract Author(s):

Xu-Dong Zha, Wen-Wen Wang, Song Xu, Xue-Jun Shang

Article Affiliation:

Xu-Dong Zha

Abstract:

With the development of Wi-Fi technology and widespread exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR), people are increasingly concerned about the health hazards caused by radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as from cellphones and Wi-Fi, particularly about the current decline in sperm concentration and increase in male infertility. Long-term exposure to EMR not only damages male reproductive organs, but also affects the number, morphology, motility and oocyte-binding ability of sperm, and indirectly increases the risk of infertility. However, EMR is not unavoidable. Low-intensity short-term or intermittent exposure to EMR has little adverse effect on reproductive organs and sperm. And many antioxidant and anti-free radical agents, such as vitamin E and melatonin, can protect some special populations from EMR. This review presents an overview of the impacts of EMR from cellphones and Wi-Fi on sperm, some countermeasures, and prospects of EMR protection.

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