Laptop Radiation from WiFi Harmful to Sperm and Fertility

Laptop radiation can be harmful to fertility

Laptop radiation can be harmful to male fertility.

The medical journal Fertility and Sterility recently published a laptop radiation study in which Argentinian scientists researched the effect laptop Radio Frequency (RF) radiation and WiFi on human male sperm.

In their study, sperm samples from healthy men were placed under a laptop connected to the internet via WiFi.

Testing was conducted over a four hour period and produced the following results:

  • 25% of the sperm was no longer active compared to 14% from sperm samples stored at the same temperature over the same time period and away from the computer.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, thee scientists concluded that WiFi and/or Radio Frequency (RF) laptop radiation can reduce sperm activity.

Laptops and WiFi Fertility Study Results

Dr. Conrado Avendano of Nascentis Medicina Reproductiva in Cordoba and his colleagues claim “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 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.

Conclusion

There is still some 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 radiation directly in our laps. Extremely powerful technologies such as those found in laptops, tablets such as iPads and other electronic devices are now being used very close to our bodies. With time, RF radiating devices will be better understood. In the meantime, take precautions to protect yourself from the health dangers of laptop radiation.

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