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Mobile phone negatively affects men's fertility

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Scientific evidence achieved by the researchers of the University of Exeter has unveiled that keeping mobile phones in pockets increases the risk of infertility in men.

The findings reveal that electromagnetic radiation of mobile phone significantly affect quality of sperm.

The researchers suggest that keeping the device in trouser pocket lowered movement of sperm by 8 percent.

Team of researchers monitored some 1492 men during 10 separate studies, according to the paper published in the journal Environment International.

“This study strongly suggests that being exposed to radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation from carrying mobiles in trouser pockets negatively affects sperm quality,” said the study leader Dr Fiona Mathews of the University of Exeter, London, UK.

“This could be particularly important for men already on the borderline of infertility, and further research is required to determine the full clinical implications for the general population,” she also noted.

While how mobile phone damage sperm is not clear, the researchers believe that radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation from the phone disrupting the cycle of sperm production or damaging the DNA.

They also suggest that the deficiency may be caused by the heat either directly from the phone or through the radiation that may affect the sperm.

Earlier studies in 2008 had indicated that even frequency of cell phone use could affect men’s fertility.

Findings showed the more hours men talk on their cell phones, the lower the sperm count and the greater the percentage of abnormal sperms would be.


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