Friday, August 19, 2011


First it was brain tumors, now researchers are saying cell phone radiation can make men sterile. According to an article in the latest Journal of Andrology, recent reports have suggested there is a “possible link between cell phone use and semen quality.” One study performed on rabbits found that those who were exposed to a mobile phone emitting at 800MHz for 8 hours a day over 12 weeks had a decrease in sperm concentration just six weeks into the study. Sperm motility, or how properly a sperm can swim towards can egg, began to falter in the tenth week. Similar results were found in rats and mice, too.

Clinical studies have concluded that cellular use is “associated with decreased sperm concentration, motility, morphology, and viability.” According to Dr. Sandro La Vignera from University of Catania, exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (EF-EMR) “reduces testosterone biosynthesis, impairs spermatogenesis, and damages sperm DNA.” Despite the evidence, however, the author concludes that more studies are still necessary.

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