[ RadSafe ] Men hooked on mobile phones may suffer a 40 percentdrop in fertility
radproject at sbcglobal.net
Fri Oct 27 12:21:32 CDT 2006
Wasn't there a post a while back to radsafe about a "study" which showed
that laptop computer use [on actual laps of male users in many cases] led
to increased testicular temperatures [due to computer warming of vital
components, both inanimate and animate --potentially :-) ] and lower sperm
count. It would seem that someone using cell phones more is also likely to
use a laptop computer more.
There are so many uncontrolled risk factors and secondary interactions in
the current cited study that it would seem the "findings" are highly
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----- Original Message -----
From: "howard long" <hflong at pacbell.net>
To: "Muckerheide, Jim (CDA)" <Jim.Muckerheide at state.ma.us>; "John Jacobus"
<crispy_bird at yahoo.com>; "Dawson, Fred Mr" <Fred.Dawson199 at mod.uk>;
<radsafe at radlab.nl>; <srp-uk at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 12:27 PM
Subject: RE: [ RadSafe ] Men hooked on mobile phones may suffer a 40
percentdrop in fertility
> So infertile men who use phones more have lower sperm counts than others?
> Not well controlled. Those also are more likely Type A, likely to
> exercise less (while busy, busy) and otherwise different in ways likely to
> reduce sperm count.
> Men who phone a lot are different in other ways (likely to give low sperm
> Forget this "study".
> Howard Long MD MPH
> "Muckerheide, Jim (CDA)" <Jim.Muckerheide at state.ma.us> wrote:
> Maybe we shouldn't interfere with Darwinian evolutionary determinism!
> Regards, Jim
>> -----Original Message-----
>> [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf Of John Jacobus
>> Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:14 AM
>> To: Dawson, Fred Mr; radsafe at radlab.nl; srp-uk at yahoogroups.com
>> Maybe they should get off the phone and start talking
>> with their wives and significant others.
>> --- "Dawson, Fred Mr" wrote:
>> > Times reports - Men hooked on mobile phones may
>> > suffer a 40 per cent drop in fertility
>> > Radiation is the likely cause, reports our
>> > correspondent from the
>> > American Society for Reproductive Medicine
>> > MEN who are heavy users of mobile phones have
>> > significantly lower sperm
>> > counts than those who are not, according to research
>> > that suggests
>> > radiation from handsets could be damaging male
>> > fertility.
>> > Both the quantity and quality of a man's sperm
>> > decline as his daily
>> > mobile phone use increases, a study of 361
>> > infertility patients in the
>> > United States indicates.
>> > The greatest effects were seen among very heavy
>> > users who talked on a
>> > mobile phone for more than four hours a day. . . .
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