Study: Cellphone exposure may harm male fertility

“Men who carry a cellphone in their pants pocket may harm their sperm and reduce their chances of having children, a new review warns,” Robert Preidt reports for HealthDay News.

“The research team analyzed the findings of 10 studies that examined how cellphone exposure may affect male fertility. Among men with no exposure to cellphones, 50 percent to 85 percent of their sperm had a normal ability to move towards an egg,” Preidt reports. “That fell by an average of 8 percent among men exposed to cellphones. Similar effects were seen for sperm viability, which refers to the proportion of sperm that were alive, according to the study published June 9 in the journal Environment International. The effects of cellphone exposure on sperm concentration (the number of sperm per unit of semen) were unclear, the investigators noted.”

Preidt reports, “Most adults worldwide own mobile phones, and about 14 percent of couples in middle- and high-income nations have difficulty conceiving, the researchers said.”

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45 Comments

        1. Geez, how many times do I have to explain the difference between computers and people? It’s like this: with computers, the software goes in the hardware — but with people…

  1. Ok, is Bluetooth also on or not? How about all those other non-cell phone EMF waves? If you are in an Air Plain mode, are the EMF waves less? Heat from a high energy Android phone that drains the battery faster making them give off more heat vs. Apple’s low power A7 chips? So many questions?

    If the heat / power usage is a factor, wouldn’t those TV ads be a hoot! Do you want a few mutant kids or a few more of the real thing! Or how about, “Think Different or Be Different”. Or, “Get an Apple iDevice and save your kids!” Now that has all sorts of shocking PR issues. Yet, may be the truth. It could be Apple outreach to the uninformed masses.

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