Study of the protection of Alpha- tocopherol on human sperm parameters, with mobile phone radiation treated in vitro

Marefatpour, E.; Bahadori, M.; Movahedi, M.
June 2014
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p89
Academic Journal
Introduction: There has been developing public concern on the effects of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted by cellular phones on human health. Evidence from several studies supports a growing claim that cell phone usage may have a detrimental effect on sperm parameters. In this study we examined the relationship of cell phone radiation and the effect of alpha tocopherol on ejaculated semen. Materials and Methods: Semen samples were collected from 18 patients presenting to the infertility clinic. Each sample was divided in two aliquots: control group (sample not exposed) and exposure group (sample exposed to cell phone). Exposure group was divided in two parts, the first was exposed to the cell phone radiation directly, and the second group was mixed with 5 mM alpha tocopherol and emitted to cell phone radiation. Evaluation of semen parameters including viability, morphology and motility were performed using four criteria: A) rapid progressive, B) slow progressive, C) none progressive, D) no motility. Results: Our result indicated that exposure group showed a significant decrease in the rapid progressive, slow progressive sperm movement and viability. It also increases the no-motility category of sperm movement and abnormal sperm significantly. Also alpha-tocopherol (5mM) increases rapid progressive, slow progressive and viability of sperm and decreased abnormal sperm in mobile phone exposed group significantly. Conclusion: The addition of alpha- tocopherol in the semen could be useful to prevent human semen parameters after mobile phone radiation


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