Cell Phones: The Latest Cause Of Infertility?

There are so many reasons as to why a woman has not become pregnant and the latest reason is that many people are carrying their cell phone in their pocket. Yes, you read it right. Carrying a cell phone in your pocket might make you infertile and this applies to both a man and a woman but the warning is more geared to a man.

When this news broke, people immediately thought that they might get a brain tumor behind the ear that they held their phone to but they did not know it could affect their fertility. Please note that that there are no studies that are linking cell phone usage to testicular cancer but infertility is another matter.
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A study done in 2007 on rats found that there was a significantly higher rate of sperm cell death and a study done in 2009 also showed that the radiation that is emitted from a cell phone has a negative effect on semen quality. These tests were of course done on laboratory animals and men are made of stronger stuff, right?

Unfortunately this is not always the truth and in recent studies done, the researchers studied the records of two thousand one hundred ten men at a fertility clinic for the years between the years of 1993 to 2007. Comparing users to non-users, sixty eight percent of the sperm had aberrant tails or heads in cell phone users where as fifty eight percent in non users.

So men, and women, watch where you carry your cell phone.

WHO’s mild warning on cellphones and cancer has me weirdly worried
Globe and Mail, on Thu, 02 Jun 2011 12:50:43 -0700

And if they are self-employed or working on contract, as so many are, they are on their phones all day and night. For twentysomethings, a cellphone is not a habit, it’s a way of life. So if anyone is going to end up with tumours and fertility problems 

 

If Cell Phones Cause Cancer, What About Laptops?
Technologizer, on Thu, 02 Jun 2011 11:41:13 -0700

In short, laptops and mobile phones are different beasts entirely as far as radiation goes. That said, the science does suggest that the heat generated by laptops can cause serious problems, from singed skin to male fertility problems. 

Warning on cell phones an important first step
WCTI12.com, on Thu, 02 Jun 2011 08:58:49 -0700

The new study is hardly the only worrisome research done on cell phone dangers. Other research, for example, indicates that cell phone radiation may damage DNA and change the shape and mobility of sperm, possibly affecting male fertility

 

European Leaders Call for Ban of Cell Phones and WiFi in Schools
Food Consumer, on Thu, 02 Jun 2011 05:19:16 -0700

Placing a cell phone in a shirt pocket over the heart is asking for trouble, as is placing it in a man’s pocket if he seeks to preserve his fertility. (See ElectromagneticHealth.org’s Letter to Parents on Fertility and Other Risks to Children from