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Will Cell Phone Usage Affect Male Fertility? Part 2

Dec 11th 2009
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In a study conducted by Professor Ashok Agarwal, director of the Reproductive Research Centre at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio in 2008, it was revealed that:

  • There were 85 percent more free radicals generated by the exposed sperm samples in both healthy and infertile specimens versus the control group, and
  • A 6 percent decrease in antioxidants in the exposed samples, the chemicals that fight free-radical damage.

(Free radicals are those rogue molecules that have been implicated in heart disease, cancer and numerous others human diseases—and to a reduction in sperm motility and viability.  Antioxidants, on the other hand, combat these free radicals.)

Although the study is convincing, more well-designed studies need to be conducted before these researchers can recommend altering your mobile phone habits.

For instance, men should bear in mind that anything that will increase the temperature in their testicles should be avoided or at least its exposure lessened. This includes laptops placed on laps, tub bath, toxins, and fumes.

It is also worth studying if there is significant changes with EMW’s emitted from cell phones at different distances; or whether there is dangerous emission when the phone is in silent or standby mode; or what the effects are when you are simply sending text messages.

Until such time, I know you guys have figured out what precaution to take.

Oh, an added tip though: The study suggests that anti-oxidants, such as Vitamin C and E, are beneficial. Anti-oxidants help reverse the oxidative process brought about by free radicals.

It won’t hurt to try though. You will get better and younger looking skin process.

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