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Gheisari F, Atefi M, Masoumirad A. Synergic Effect of TC99-m Gamma Radiation and Non-ionizing Radiation of Wi-Fi on Count, Morphology and Motility of Sperms in Rats: An Experimental Study. Iran South Med J 2020; 23 (4) :280-291
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1- Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection Research Center (INIRPRC), School of Paramedical Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2- Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection Research Center (INIRPRC), School of Paramedical Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran , Mohammad.atefi@yahoo.com
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Background: Given the effects of ionizing radiation on biological tissues and their irreversible tissue damage, this project aimed to determine the synergic effect of TC99-m gamma radiation and non-ionizing radiation of Wi-Fi on sperm characteristics in rats.
Materials and Methods: Sixty adult male rats, weighing 250-200 g randomly divided into four groups (three experimental groups and one control group). The first experimental group received TC99-m through intraperitoneal injection. The second experimental group was exposed to Wi-Fi radiation daily for one hour in one week. The third experimental group received TC99-m and wireless simultaneously. Data were analyzed in SPSS v. 20.
Results: Sperm count, motility and normal morphology significantly decreased respectively in Wi-Fi group, TC99-m group and TC99-m + Wi-Fi group
(p <0.001) compared to the control group. The three experimental groups were significantly different (p <0.05). The highest reduction rate in sperm count, motility and normal morphology was observed in TC 99-m + Wi-Fi group (p < 0.05).
Conclusion: Based on our results, if glands and other sensitive parts of animals are placed close to electromagnetic wave sources, their normal function will be disturbed.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Urogenital System
Received: 2019/03/26 | Accepted: 2020/07/7 | Published: 2020/09/30

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