It’s no secret that sperm quality has been plummeting in recent times; over 50% the last 50 years! Heat, unhealthy lifestyle habits, and environmental toxins contribute to this worsening crisis.
However, something else may be flying under the radar. And possibly because it’s something that we can’t see.
What are we missing?
Male fertility is intersecting with a two-headed monster:
- the rise and increasing use of consumer electronics, and
- development of wireless technologies like WiFi routers, cell phone towers, and soon space satellites which would enable connection virtually anywhere on Earth.
Electronic devices use energy waves, or electromagnetic radiation (“EMR”), to send and receive data wirelessly to/from other devices and to/from the cloud. Device antennas encode these bits of information (data) onto light waves at the microwave level identical to the microwaves used to rapidly cook food (just at a much lower power).
Dr. Ashok Agarwal, Director of Research at the American Center for Reproductive Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, has conducted extensive research on this issue over the last 10 years and his studies show that EMR is strongly associated with decreases in sperm count, motility, viability and normal morphology.
Nearly 100 other published studies dating back to 1971, including by the Naval Medical Research Institute, also show EMR’s negative effects on fertility including damage to testicular structures, DNA breakages on the sperm, and even sperm cell death.
How is men’s fertility affected?
EMR absorbed by the scrotum disrupts testicular cell function, causing abnormal calcium activity within cells and oxidative stress.
Over time, the tissues become damaged resulting in reduced reproductive function and impaired sperm – increasing the risk of birth defects like cancer and even autism of conceived babies.
It’s not just cell phones cooking your balls!
Remember it’s not just when phones are carried in pockets that we expose our balls to harmful levels of radiation; it’s also from:
- tablet, laptop, and PC use,
- phone use while texting or using apps,
- connected wearables like watches and rings,
- radiation from car dashboards, and
- video game remote controllers.
While studies show EMR emitted by devices using 4G and prior generation wireless technologies harming fertility, very little research has been done on the impact of next generation wireless technology networks.
To keep up with consumer demand for more information at faster download speeds, telecommunications companies have started to roll out new fifth generation (5G) wireless technologies – potentially increasing our exposures to EMR many times the current levels.
So what can we do about it?
The best offense is a good defense. One simple and effective solution for men is to wear the new Faraday’s EMF-shielding boxer briefs, which can be purchased at wholesale prices in a subscription. These boxer briefs will protect you from practically all harmful EMR so that you can reverse previous damage caused, boost health, and use electronics with peace of mind.
References and Resources
Bibliography of Reported Biological Phenomena (‘Effects’) and Clinical Manifestations Attributed to Microwave and Radiofrequency Radiation (1971), Naval Medical Research Institute
Effect of cell phone usage on semen analysis in men attending infertility clinic: an observational study (2008), Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Mobile phone radiation induces reactive oxygen species production and DNA damage in human spermatozoa in vitro (2009), ARC Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology and Development