Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics

, Volume 65, Issue 2, pp 85–96 | Cite as

Biophysical Evaluation of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Field Effects on Male Reproductive Pattern

  • Kavindra Kumar Kesari
  • Sanjay Kumar
  • Jayprakash Nirala
  • Mohd. Haris Siddiqui
  • Jitendra Behari
Review Paper


There are possible hazardous health effects of exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiations emitted from mobile phone on the human reproductive pattern. It is more effective while keeping mobile phones in pocket or near testicular organs. Present review examines the possible concern on radio frequency radiation interaction and biological effects such as enzyme induction, and toxicological effects, including genotoxicity and carcinogenicity, testicular cancer, and reproductive outcomes. Testicular infertility or testicular cancer due to mobile phone or microwave radiations suggests an increased level of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Though generation of ROS in testis has been responsible for possible toxic effects on physiology of reproduction, the reviews of last few decades have well established that these radiations are very harmful and cause mutagenic changes in reproductive pattern and leads to infertility. The debate will be focused on bio-interaction mechanism between mobile phone and testicular cancer due to ROS formation. This causes the biological damage and leads to several changes like decreased sperm count, enzymatic and hormonal changes, DNA damage, and apoptosis formation. In the present review, physics of mobile phone including future research on various aspects has been discussed.


ROS Mobile phone Microwave Infertility Testicular cancer Apoptosis 


Conflict of interest

There are no conflicts of interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kavindra Kumar Kesari
    • 1
  • Sanjay Kumar
    • 1
  • Jayprakash Nirala
    • 1
  • Mohd. Haris Siddiqui
    • 2
  • Jitendra Behari
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Environmental SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyIntegral UniversityLucknowIndia

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