Will using a mobile phone affect a man's sperm count?

Men using a mobile phone for more than one hour a day double the risk of their sperm count dropping to levels too low for procreation, an Israeli study has found.

Research carried by the Haifa Technion and the Carmel Medical Center, and published in the medical journal Reproductive BioMedicine Online, brings evidence to support a long-feared link between dropping fertility rates in men and the prevalent use of cellular phones.

tephen Harbottle, consultant embryologist at Cambridge IVF, said research conducted in this manner is often "fraught with problems" and the study population is far too low to form a robust conclusion.

"Radio frequency radiation has been linked to other health problems in the past," he said. "It is no great leap to link it to fertility, and other studies have indicated similar outcomes in the past.

You can read the full article here from the Cambridge News website.

Wednesday 17 February 2016.