Scientists say mobile phones may be 'cooking' men's sperm

Professor Martha Dirnfeld, of Technion University, said, "We think this is being caused by a heating of the sperm from the phone and by electromagnetic activity."

    2016/02/22

NSFW    HAIFA, ISRAEL — A study by Israel's Technion Medicine and Carmel Medical Center found a link between cell phone usage and sperm quality.

They studied 106 men for a full year and found 47% of those who kept phones in their pants pocket had low sperm counts, compared to 11% of the general population.

Men who used their phones while charging, talked on them for more than an hour a day and those who slept with phones near their bedside also had significantly lower sperm counts.

Professor Martha Dirnfeld, of Technion University, said, "We think this is being caused by a heating of the sperm from the phone and by electromagnetic activity."

Dr. Ariel Silberlicht of Carmel Medical Center recommends keeping phone calls short, carrying phones in a pocket away from the groin area, and keeping phones at a distance while sleeping.
Men who used their phones while charging, talked on them for more than an hour a day and those who slept with phones near their bedside also had significantly lower sperm counts. CREATIVE COMMONS
Men who used their phones while charging, talked on them for more than an hour a day and those who slept with phones near their bedside also had significantly lower sperm counts. CREATIVE COMMONS
They studied 106 men for a full year and found 47% of those who kept phones in their pants pocket had low sperm counts. FLICKR / ZAPPYS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
They studied 106 men for a full year and found 47% of those who kept phones in their pants pocket had low sperm counts. FLICKR / ZAPPYS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
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