Weak study suggests cell phones may damage sperm


Staff member
Jun 3, 2003
Weak study suggests cell phones may damage sperm
Wire Services |
"Mobile phones may damage men's sperm, Hungarian scientists say, in a study that fertility experts dismissed Monday as inconclusive. Carrying a mobile in hip pockets or a holster on the waist could cut sperm count by nearly 30 percent, according to the research... [Dr. Imre Fejes] and his team analyzed sperm from 221 men and questioned them about their use of mobile phones. They found correlations between the use of the phones, even in a standby setting, and reduced sperm concentration and quality... Professor Hans Evers, a past president of the society, said the results are interesting but far from conclusive... the study did not seem to analyze stress levels, the type of jobs the men have and whether they smoked, which could all influence sperm count."