Radiation from Mobile Phone Causes for Infertility
Although most scientific attention on the issue of the safety of cell phone radiation has come focusing on evidence recommending an increased risk of infertility – sperm damage. In a comprehensive evaluation of the published scientific literature, studies from the Environmental Working Group have identified a startling variety of changes in sperm exposed to cell phone radiation. In the most striking findings, men who carried their phones in a pocket or on the belt were more likely to have lower sperm counts and/or more inactive or less mobile sperm.
Cooperatively, the research indicates that revelation to cell phone radiation may direct to the decreases in sperm count, sperm motility and vitality, as well as boosts in indicators of sperm damage such as an elevated levels of reactive oxygen species, oxidative stress, DNA damage and changes in sperm morphology.
Many men who talk on a cell phone using a Bluetooth device or other headset keep the phone in a pants pocket. Clearly, this exposes their reproductive organs to cell phone radiation, and several studies have found lower sperm count and/or poorer sperm quality in men who make use of their phones this way than in those who do not.
Also, scientists have yet to recognize a mechanism by which cell phone use might reason such effects. On the other hand, the research appears to exclude the possibility that the changes are caused by trouble-free heating that is considered to be a possible source of some radiofrequency radiation-related health problems.
The findings are mostly considerable in light of the fact that infertility affects around 15 percent of couples of reproductive age, and nearly half of these cases are linked to male fertility. The number and constancy of the findings lift up the possibility that cell phone radiation could be adding to this significant public health problem and insist for further investigation.
Studies linking cell phone exposure to destructive effects on sperm have been executed in the United States, Australia, and South Africa, employing varied methodologies. In some, scientists evaluated sperm counts and sperm health in men who wore cell phones on the hip with those who carried them elsewhere on the body or did not utilize cell phones at all. In still others, scientists observed whether there was a correlation between sperm health and the intensity of cell phone use among men undergoing evaluation for infertility.
Among the findings:
- Men who carried a phone in a hip pocket or on the belt had 11 percent fewer mobile sperm than men who kept a phone somewhere else on the body.
- Men who carried a cell phone on the belt and used it intensively during a five-day test period had a 19 percent drop in highly motile sperm from their previous levels.
- Men who talked on the phone for more than an hour a day had 17 percent fewer highly motile sperm than men who talked less than 15 minutes a day.
All these studies found statistically major correlations between cell phone radiation and sperm health, and many found that the adverse changes increased with the amount of radiation exposure. A number of research papers take in explicit statements on the potential of cell phone radiation to have an effect on men’s reproductive health:
- Keeping the cell phone in a trouser pocket in talk mode could negatively have an effect on spermatozoa and impair male fertility.
- Use of cell phones means to decreases the semen quality in men by decreasing the sperm count, motility, viability and normal morphology. The decrease in sperm parameters was reliant on the duration of daily exposure to cell phones and independent of the initial semen quality.
- These findings have the clear implications for the safety of extensive mobile phone use by males of reproductive age, potentially affecting both their fertility and the health and wellbeing of their offspring.
- In general, these findings lift up a number of related health policy and patient management issues that become worthy of our immediate attention. Specially, we recommend that men of reproductive age who take part in high levels of mobile phone use do not keep their phones in obtaining mode below waist level.
- Our results showed that cell phone use negatively affects sperm quality in men. Men with poor sperm quality intending for pregnancy should be given advice not to use cell phones extensively.
- The results show that human spermatozoa exposed to RF-EMR have reduced motility, morphometric abnormalities and increased oxidative stress, whereas men using mobile phones have decreased sperm concentration, motility, normal morphology and viability.
Mentioned the backdrop of enhancing infertility rates, the research findings should be a wake-up call to male cell phone users who are attempting to have children or may want them in the future. Even as scientists keep on to collect new data on health risks from cell phone radiation, the findings underscore that consumers should perform simple, precautionary safe-cell-phone-use habits, such as keeping the phone away from the body, in order to protect their health and fertility. Men, especially, should keep away from carrying a cell phone on the belt or in a pants pocket when in use.