International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Assessment Of The Impact Of Electromagnetic Radiations From Mobile Phone Towers On Male Sperm Infertility.

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Lusekelo Kibona



Keywords : Mobile phone towers, Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), Electromagnetic radiation (EMR), male sperm fertility, sperm count and electric field intensity.



ABSTRACT: The telecommunication sector has witnessed fast growth in the number of mobile telephone users now served by seven cellular operators. Until February 2012, there were about 26 million mobile phone subscribers served by more than 4,000 base stations spread all over the country (Tanzania) and this is due to increase in population. Despite the many advantages brought by services, there is increased public concern over possible adverse health effects due to electromagnetic fields (EMF) radiated by the mobile phone towers. The paper assesses the impact of the electromagnetic radiations from mobile phones towers to male sperm infertility. The electric field from the mobile phone tower placed at a certain distance from testis position were noted and then analysed by considering SAR relation to electric field from the tower to the testis. It was concluded that there is significant impact on the male sperm infertility on the exposure of the male reproductive organ to the radiations from the towers at the specified operating frequencies near the testis. Recommendations has been provided, that mobile phone towers should not be built nearby the area where most people are living as the distance between the two are so small to cause the male sperm infertility which is the long term effect that's why most people don't see that there are effects associated with those radiations.



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