[LINK] "Mobile phones cut sperm count"
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Tue Jun 29 00:05:09 EST 2004
Mobile phones cut sperm count
Helen Tobler JUNE 28, 2004
MEN who regularly carry a mobile phone could have their sperm count reduced
by as much as 30 per cent.
Those who place their phone near their groin, on a belt or in a pocket, are
at greatest risk, new research has revealed.
The findings, to be presented at an international conference this week, are
the first to suggest male fertility could be affected by the radiation
emitted by mobile phones, also long suspected of causing cancer.
But Australian experts advised men not to panic yet .. Monash IVF's medical
director Gab Kovacs said,"I wouldn't throw out my mobile phone at the
Unlike previous studies, the researchers believe mobile phones may cause
damage while in stand-by mode, when mobiles are not in use but still make
regular transmission to maintain contact with radio towers. (Sunday Times)
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