A new study unveils shocking results on the link between mobile phones and male infertility and urges further large scale research.
The study is entitled Habits of cell phone usage and sperm quality – does it warrant attention? and the answer is a resounding yes.
106 men took part in the research at the Faculty of Medicine in Haifa, Israel. The results show that more than an hour a day of mobile phone use within 50cms of the groin area and especially while the phone was charging had a negative effect on the quality of semen.
Those men who did use their phone for more than an hour a day were found to have a 60.9% level of abnormal sperm concentration compared to 35.7% who did not. Men who kept their phone within half a metre of their testicles had rates of 47.1% abnormal sperm concentration compared to 11.1%.
The study was inspired by declining male fertility since the 20th century and the widespread idea that mobile phone use could be a factor. There are lots of other studies that connect male infertility with mobile phone radiation and this research is yet another calling or more research on a larger scale.
30-40% of infertility is due to male infertility and can be caused by low semen quality, low sperm counts and low testosterone as well as poor viability and strength of sperm – all of which have been linked with exposure to the electromagnetic radiation that powers mobile phones and other wireless devices.
While the research continues there are solutions to be found that don’t involve throwing your phone away. It’s not always practical to avoid your phone or keep it more than 50cm from your private parts. That’s where you need an anti-radiation phone case like WaveWall. It cuts 85% of that sperm-damaging mobile phone radiation from reaching your body and all without affecting how you use your phone.
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