EMF Health-effects Research

Semen analysis of personnel operating military radar equipment.

Hjollund NH, Bonde JP, Skotte J,

Reprod Toxicol 11(6):897, 1997

This is a preliminary survey of semen quality among Danish military personnel operating mobile ground-to-air missile units that use several microwave emitting radar systems. The maximal mean exposure was estimated to be 0.01 mW/cm2. The median sperm density of the military personnel was significantly low compared to the references.

The difference is either due to chance, uncontrolled bias, or nonthermal effects of transitory microwaves.

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