Exeter study finds phone electromagnetic radiation emissions affect fertility

A team led by Dr Fiona Mathews, of Biosciences at the University of Exeter, has been studying the potential effect of mobile phone radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) emissions on male fertility. They have conducted a review of the findings from ten previous studies.

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Previous research, says the university, has suggested that RF-EMR emitted by the devices can have a detrimental effect on male fertility.

“Given the enormous scale of mobile phone use around the world, the potential role of this environmental exposure needs to be clarified,” says Dr Mathews.

“This study strongly suggests that being exposed to radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation from carrying mobiles in trouser pockets negatively affects sperm quality. This could be particularly important for men already on the borderline of infertility, and further research is required to determine the full clinical implications for the general population.”

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