Study: talk on your cell four hours a day and your sperm count may suffer

Study: talk on your cell four hours a day and your sperm count may suffer

Summary: Seems as though Ashok Agarwal, director of the andrology lab at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, is working on a study that indicates that prolonged exposure to cellphone radiofrequency electromagnetic waves can lower a man's sperm count.And when that happens, fertility can be adverselely affected.

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Seems as though Ashok Agarwal, director of the andrology lab at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, is working on a study that indicates that prolonged exposure to cellphone radiofrequency electromagnetic waves can lower a man's sperm count.

And when that happens, fertility can be adverselely affected.

Publishing in the journal Fertility and Sterility (gee there are journals about everything, no?) Agarwal and his co-researchers note they examined 361 men under 40.

Agarwal's team studied 361 men under 40 who were being evaluated for infertility; men whose personal or family history might explain a low count or other sperm abnormalities were excluded.

The researchers found a correlation between those who talked longest on their cell per day, and a drop in sperm count and quality.

Seems as though four hours a day is the tipping point. Longer than that, and, well, how should we put this? Those little fellers seem to have trouble swimming. Even an hour a day, and well, you know. Agarwal says a reason for this could be heat generated by the mobiles. Sperm production is sensitive to temperature.

Although Agarwal cautions this research is preliminary, it makes you wonder. If a guy talks to his sweetheart a couple of hours  during the day, and then drops by to see her most evenings, can "issues" arise?

Topic: Mobility

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  • Ridiculous!

    What an idiot! If they are talking on their cell phone, the phone is nowhere near their privates! Even a five year old can figure that out! And this guy is practicing medicine???
    Rick_R
  • RE: Study: talk on your cell four hours a day and your sperm count may suffer

    Maybe it's because the guy is on the phone with all the different women he's "seeing" and a low count is from use....
    happyharry_z
  • RE: Study: talk on your cell four hours a day and your sperm count may suffer

    Why would there be any influence from cellphones that are held close to the ear and sperms below the waist.
    There lmight be a third factor here such as
    inttesee use of cellphones implies high level of stress implies low sperm count.
    alexis.perrier@...