Cell phone use could reduce sperm count
A recent report in a medical journal suggests that cell phones' radio-frequency energy may adversely affect sperm health in humans and animals.
According to an Italian report published in the Journal of Andrology, researchers in the United States and worldwide have found that the radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) emitted by cell phones may decrease sperm count and damage sperm quality.
Though it's unclear how exactly RF-EMR might affect sperm, one theory is that when cell phones are kept long term in the front pocket, they generate heat that damages sperm in the scrotum (generally, sperm need to remain about 4 degrees lower than average body temperature). Others suggest, however, that the phone's RF-EMR radiation penetrates tissue and interferes with the body's electromagnetic frequency at a cellular level, resulting in abnormal sperm.
"Children, adolescents, young adults, and especially pregnant women should take precautions and avoid keeping the cell phone close to their reproductive organs, in addition to their heads," Moskowitz said. "These are the parts of our body that are highly sensitive to cell phone radiation. This is a wake-up call for those who tend to leave cell phones in their front pocket."
In another study, Dr. Conrado Avendano and his colleagues of Nascentis Medicina Reproductiva in Cordoba found that "the use of a laptop computer wirelessly connected to the Internet and positioned near the male reproductive organs may decrease human sperm quality." They found that after a four-hour exposure, 25 percent of the sperm was no longer active than 14 percent from sperm samples stored away from the computer, at the same temperature. They also noted that 9 percent of the sperm showed DNA damage three times the control samples' damage.
EMFs can also cause oxidative stress in cells, which can damage the DNA of sperm and damage the DNA of other reproductive organs and tissues. This can disrupt both male and female fertility.
Cell Phone and Breast Cancer
Females tend to leave their phones in their bra. Still, this way of carrying a phone is a violation of the manufacturers' consumer safety warnings, and it may cause tumors at the site where the phone's antenna rests against the breast tissues.
EMFs are believed to be the reason behind hormonal changes that can lead to infertility in women. Follicle growth also slows with EMF exposure, reducing the follicles' capacity to release healthy eggs for fertilization. Once a child has been conceived, EMF has been linked to spontaneous abortions, fetal deformities, and slowed development.
Four hundred thousand eggs with you from birth are not fully developed but still there. They are 10x more prone to radiation than all of the DNA in the body. Child in the womb can have damaged genetics as the 400,000 eggs in ovaries still developing have no protection from the radiation, so they are at maximum risk for radiation.
Main danger area: You give birth to a daughter, but her ovaries are now contaminated. Her ovaries are at most risk. One of these eggs will be fertilized and come out. The real damage is the grandchildren.