The medical journal Fertility and Sterility recently published a laptop radiation report on Argentinian scientists studying the relationship between laptop radiation, WiFi and human male sperm.
In their study, semen samples from 29 healthy men were placed under a laptop connected to an active internet session via WiFi.
Testing was conducted over a four hour period and produced the following results:
25% of the semen was no longer active compared to 14% from semen samples stored at the same temperature over the same time period and away from the computer.
9% of the sperm showed DNA damage, 3x the damage experienced by the comparison samples.
Based on the testing, these scientists concluded that WiFi or Radio Frequency (RF) radiation can be unhealthy to the human body.
Laptop Computers and WiFi Fertility Study Results
Conrado Avendano of Nascentis Medicina Reproductiva in Cordoba and his colleagues say “Our data suggest that the use of a laptop computer wirelessly connected to the internet and positioned near the male reproductive organs may decrease human sperm quality.” They go on further to say, “At present we do not know whether this effect is induced by all laptop computers connected by Wi-Fi to the internet or what use conditions heighten this effect.”
The Laptop Radiation WiFi Sperm Controversy
In previous studies, there was confirming evidence found. In a Reuters Health report November 5, 2010, a study revealed that radiation from cell phones creates feeble sperm in the lab. A urologist noted that a laptop balanced on his knees could crank up scrotum temperatures to unsafe levels. These were reports on higher frequency, Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR), Radio Frequency (RF) radiation similar to those by Conrado Avendano.
On the other hand, Dr. Robert Oates, president of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology doesn’t believe laptops are a significant threat to male reproductive health. Referring to the Argentinian study he says, “This is not real-life biology, this is a completely artificial setting,” He goes on further to say, “It is scientifically interesting, but to me it doesn’t have any human biological relevance.” In fact, he says he has not seen any study to connect laptop radiation as influential on fertility or pregnancy outcomes.
There is still controversy on our understanding of Radio Frequency (RF) radiation being so close to our bodies. However, recent evidence continues to point to the danger of laptop use directly in our laps. Extremely powerful technologies such as those found in laptops, iPads and other electronic devices are now being used very close to our bodies. With time, RF radiating devices devices will be better understood. In the meantime, take precautions to protect yourself from the health dangers of laptop radiation.
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