Effect of ELF magnetic fields on lipid peroxidation, sperm count, p53, and trace elements

Akdag M. Z. , Dasdag S., Aksen F., Isik B., Yilmaz F.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.12, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus


Background: Some epidemiological and laboratory studies suggest a possible connection between extremely low-frequency (ELF) magnetic fields and certain illnesses, such as cancer, immune suppression, as well as reproductive toxic effects and abnormalities. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of ELF magnetic fields (1.35 mT) on sperm count, malondialdelivde concentration, the histology of such organs as the testes, brain, liver, and kidney tissues, p53 immunoreactivity of bone marrow, and the serum concentrations Of Cu2+, Zn2+, Mn2+, and Fe3+ in rats.