A new study has found that almost half of men who carry their cellular phones in their trouser pockets had a lower sperm count.
“If you wear a suit to work put the phone in your chest pocket instead of next to your testes. It will reduce the risk of your sperm count dropping or dropping so much” said Prof. Gedis Grudzinskas, a Harley Street consultant.
While some men might consider a low sperm count as no bad thing, it is going to be of concern for any couple trying to conceive.
One of the scientists who worked on the study at the Technion University in Haifi – Israel’s top technology academic institute – says they looked at the amount and quality of swimming sperm and found it had been reduced.
“We think this is being caused by a heating of the sperm from the phone and by electromagnetic activity.”
Sperm quality in the Western world continues to fall and there has long thought to be a link between this and the increased use of cellular phones.
This study seems to back up that link although it’s worth pointing out they only used a pool of 100 men so while it’s not conclusive it’s something to consider if you are trying for a baby.
If you are, keep your swimmers safe with these tips:
- Leave your cell downstairs when you go to bed – even having it on the bedside table can cause problems for your guys
- Keep your cell in your top pocket
- Don’t use your cell when its on charge