Sperm Motility Affected By Advanced Technologies (Mobiles-Laptops) Leading Lifestyle and Environmental Causes of Low Sperm Count
Sai Krishna G, Prem Kumar P, Bhavani Ramesh T
The use of laptop computers wirelessly connected to local area networks (Wi-Fi) has increased dramatically in recent years. People using Wi-Fi may be exposed to radio signals. The use of portable computers (connected via Wi-Fi) on the lap exposes the genital area to radio frequency electromagnetic waves (RF-EMW) and high temperatures. It has been postulated that declines seen in male fertility over recent years may be related to various environmental factors, including RF-EMW. The effects of extremely low frequency magnetic fields may be associated with oxidative damage of cellular structures and molecules. Oxidative damage to spermatozoa could affect motility or damage DNA. Spermatozoa in warm-blooded animals, including humans, spend their entire life span inside the male and female genital tract-an environment that consistently remains at body temperature (37 °C). Human sperm that is ejaculated into the female genital tract retains its fertilizing capacity for up to 85 hours. Progressive sperm motility is important in evaluating the fertility potential of spermatozoa, and a prerequisite for fertilization in humans. Sperm motility depends on a number of factors, including the temperature.
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Sai Krishna G, Prem Kumar P, Bhavani Ramesh T. Sperm Motility Affected By Advanced Technologies (Mobiles-Laptops) Leading Lifestyle and Environmental Causes of Low Sperm Count. Pharma Innovation 2013;2(7):58-63.