Do Cell Phones Affect Sperm Quality?
I cannot tell you how many times people have asked my thoughts about cell phones. The number one question I have gotten about this topic is, “Do Cell Phones Affect Sperm Quality?” I always hypothesized that they did, but hadn’t looked deeply into the research. My friend Lloyd Burrell sent me this great narrative on a recent study discussing this topic.
A new study carried out in Haifa, Israel has found that regularly talking on a cell phone for more than an hour a day doubles the likelihood of a decrease in sperm concentration. The study carried out by Dr. Yulia Sheinfeld and Martha Dirnfeld also showed that talking on your cell phone while it is connected to a charging point also doubles the chances of a decrease in sperm concentration from 33.3% to 66.7% (1).
Carrying Your Cell Phone Near Your Groin
The study of Haifa’s Carmel Medical Centre’s Fertility and In-Vitro Fertilization Unit was carried out on 106 men. A highly specific questionnaire was distributed to further understand their cell phone usage while highlighting factors like time spent on their cell phone every day, where do they carry their phone, usage of phone while it is charging and usage of phone in areas of poor reception.
The study found that radio frequency electromagnetic waves from cell phones affect the infertility rate of men. It was also found that 47% of the men who carried their cell phones 20 inches away from their groin displayed an abnormal sperm concentration.
Is Wireless Technology Safe?
The cells in our bodies resonate at a certain frequency, and in this frequency they are able to communicate with each other for full functionality. Our body also resonates to its external surrounding frequency which currently is a cocktail of EMFs, radio frequency, low frequency and high frequency.
Wireless devices such as routers, cell phones, tablets and cordless phones are all utilizing radio frequencies as they carry communication from one point to another. Studies show the more we are exposed to these EMFs, the greater the risk of adverse biological effects and disease (2. 3).
Infertility Only the Tip Of the Iceberg
As our cells are changed by this new environment, we become increasingly susceptible to a host of ailments.
Cancer is one of the biggest outcomes but other bodily and mental problems we could experience are depression, diabetes, insomnia, memory problems, hormonal imbalance, high blood pressure, dementia, heart complications, brain disorders and gene mutation.
Protect Yourself From Cell Phone Radiation
While the most effective method of prevention is complete avoidance of cell phones especially smart phones, you can also try practicing these precautionary steps in your daily routine:
Take Action Today
The introduction of cell phones to our society is still very new but as of 2013, a whopping 91% of Americans own a cell phone (4). While we don’t know much about its long-term effects, we are already seeing its short-term outcomes. Take action today. Protect yourself and your loved ones from this invisible menace.
Lloyd Burrell is the founder of ElectricSense.com. His website offers solutions to the growing number of people whose health is being compromised by exposure to wireless and similar technologies. Download his free EMF Health Report today!
Sources For This Article Include:
- Ariel Zilberlichtcorrespondenceemail, Zofnat Wiener-Megnazi, Yulia Sheinfeld, Bronislava Grach, Shirly Lahav-Baratz, Martha Dirnfeld. Division of Fertility-In Vitro Fertilization, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carmel Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel. Science Direct. Link Here
- Hardell L, Sage C. Biological effects from electromagnetic field exposure and public exposure standards. Biomed Pharmacother. 2008 Feb;62(2):104-9. PMID: 18242044
- Gupta N, Goyal D, Sharma R, Arora KS. Effect of Prolonged Use of Mobile Phone on Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research : JCDR. 2015;9(5):CC07-CC09.
- Depp CA, Harmell AL, Vahia IV, Mausbach BT. Neurocognitive and Functional Correlates of Mobile Phone Use in Middle-Aged and Older Patients with Schizophrenia. Aging & mental health. 2016;20(1):29-35.