Radiations and male fertility

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Kesari, Kavindra Kumar
dc.contributor.author Agarwal, Ashok
dc.contributor.author Henkel, Ralf
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-10T10:10:24Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-10T10:10:24Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-09
dc.identifier.citation Kesari , K K , Agarwal , A & Henkel , R 2018 , ' Radiations and male fertility ' REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY AND ENDOCRINOLOGY , vol. 16 , pp. 1-16 . DOI: 10.1186/s12958-018-0431-1 en
dc.identifier.issn 1477-7827
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/34929
dc.description.abstract During recent years, an increasing percentage of male infertility has to be attributed to an array of environmental, health and lifestyle factors. Male infertility is likely to be affected by the intense exposure to heat and extreme exposure to pesticides, radiations, radioactivity and other hazardous substances. We are surrounded by several types of ionizing and non-ionizing radiations and both have recognized causative effects on spermatogenesis. Since it is impossible to cover all types of radiation sources and their biological effects under a single title, this review is focusing on radiation deriving from cell phones, laptops, Wi-Fi and microwave ovens, as these are the most common sources of non-ionizing radiations, which may contribute to the cause of infertility by exploring the effect of exposure to radiofrequency radiations on the male fertility pattern. From currently available studies it is clear that radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) have deleterious effects on sperm parameters (likesperm count, morphology, motility), affects the role of kinases in cellular metabolism and the endocrine system, and produces genotoxicity, genomic instability and oxidative stress. This is followed with protective measures for these radiations and future recommendations. The study concludes that the RF-EMF may induce oxidative stress with an increased level of reactive oxygen species, which may lead to infertility. This has been concluded based on available evidences from in vitro and in vivo studies suggesting that RF-EMF exposure negatively affects sperm quality. en
dc.format.extent 1-16
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY AND ENDOCRINOLOGY en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 16 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other Reproductive Medicine en
dc.subject.other Endocrinology en
dc.subject.other Obstetrics and Gynaecology en
dc.subject.other Developmental Biology en
dc.subject.other 317 Pharmacy en
dc.title Radiations and male fertility en
dc.type A2 Katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Applied Physics
dc.contributor.department Cleveland Clinic Foundation
dc.contributor.department University of the Western Cape
dc.subject.keyword Reproductive Medicine
dc.subject.keyword Endocrinology
dc.subject.keyword Obstetrics and Gynaecology
dc.subject.keyword Developmental Biology
dc.subject.keyword 317 Pharmacy
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201812105944
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s12958-018-0431-1
dc.type.version publishedVersion


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