EFFECTS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATIONS ON THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

* Adah AS1, Adah DI 2, Biobaku KT 3, Adeyemi AB 4

*1 Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.
2 Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.
3 Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
4 Department of Theriogenology and Production, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

*Correspondence to: Dr. Adakole S. Adah, Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. E mail: adasilva5@yahoo.com. Telephone number: +2348036848157
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.

Key Words: Electromagnetic Radiations, Male Reproductive System, Animals, Humans
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