A Cell Phone in Your Pants May Harm Something Far More Important than Your Phone!

Cell Phone Radiation Damages Sperm, Studies Show

Phones Carried on Belt or in Pants Pocket May Harm Reproductive Health of Both Men and Women.

Commentary by Dr. David DukeNot only do I share with you strategies that can make you more healthy, I also will from time to time warn you about things that can harm you as well. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has publicized a host of new studies shows damage to sperm when they are exposed to cell phone radiation. The evidence powerfully indicates that the use of cell phones, especially when carried in the pants’ pockets, lowers fertility for males. Since the Testes are also the source of male testosterone, I would suspect that the radiation could lesson this vital male hormone as well. I would imagine teenage pubescent boys who are habitual cell phone/smartphone users also could be at a special risk of harm to proper sexual development.

I would also be suspicious of the effect of cell phone radiation on eggs in q female as a woman carries her reproductive eggs for a lifetime and it would seem the effects of radiation could have a far more damaging cumulative effect than even on the short life of sperm. Better safe than sorry, so I would suggest that if you are man or a woman, that you don’t carry cell phones in your pant’s pocket for long periods, certainly not all day at work or school. Suggestion, put them in your backpack or brief case, or simply when you are at a location  simply put them about a meter away from you except when in use. And if you are a long talker, make sure you use a bluetooth headset and keep the cell phone a bit of distance from your brain and from that other very vital part of your anatomy! Another option is to simply turn the machine off when carrying it in a pocket for any extended period.

Quote from EWG -Although most scientific and public attention on the issue of the safety of cell phone radiation has focused on evidence suggesting an increased risk of brain tumors (Baan 2011), a little-noticed but growing body of research points to a new concern – sperm damage (La Vignera 2012).

In a comprehensive review of the published scientific literature, the Environmental Working Group found 10 human studies that 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. These findings accord with similar results in laboratory animals.