Cell phones and sperm counts
Who would have linked the quality of the sperm and the number of sperm with cell phones?
Recent preliminary research shows that spending large amount of time on the cell phone daily could affect the quality of sperm produced. Cleveland Clinic researchers found an association between 361 men, their usage of cell phone and the quality of their sperm, i.e, the length of time spent on their cell phones correlated with lower sperm count and a higher abnormality ratio.
The research published in the Fertility and Sterility journal posed questions about the health effects of cell phones and other wireless devices. Some studies though also showed that long term usage of cell phones increase the risk of brain tumors.
The concern is that the electromagnetic energy emitted by the cell phones could theoretically harm body tissues including damage to the DNA.
New findings do not actually prove that damage to the sperm is solely caused by cell phones but there is an eminent risk.
Muriella’s Corner has been following the health effects of cell phones. Read more here