Thursday, February 07, 2008

New dangers of cell phone use.

Scary article from Rueters Health yesterday (read on yahoo today, fyi):

Heavy cell phone use tied to poorer sperm quality

By Amy Norton

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Spending hours on a cell phone each day may affect the quality of a man's sperm, preliminary research suggests.

I dont have a cell phone so in that regards, my sperm is health and vibrant. It does cause concern about possible side affects of second hand cell phone.

On average, the more hours the men spent on their cell phones each day, the lower their sperm count and the greater their percentage of abnormal sperm.

That coincides with what I heard in group a couple weeks ago. The more hours I spend on the internet, the lower my sperm count will be. Not sure I completely buy into t hat notion but the findings above give me some concerns.

"Our results show a strong association of cell phone use with decreased semen quality. However, they do not prove a cause-and- effect relationship," lead researcher Dr. Ashok Agarwal told Reuters Health.

FYI I still havent got a definitive answer from Luke Cramer about if his product really works as advertised. Mostly the jist of it was it would make mangoo taste better (and more).

Agarwal said he and his colleagues have two studies underway aiming to shed light on the issue. In one, they are exposing semen samples to electromagnetic radiation from cell phones to see what, if any, effects occur.

They should check and see if setting the cell phone to vibrate does any harm just based on the principal that if you wear boxers then your bits and peaces are exposed to more damage during the day. Like, they get cold, cats swat at them as you walk by, etc.


Steve said...

oh, if only your dad were a huge cell phone user in his younger days.

Dean04Prez (back again) said...

No, they didnt have cellphones back then.

Closets thing was those phones with cords that they had to put in there cars

Steve said...

what a shame. Ceriously, based on how miserbale they are, and trust me, I know, they wood have been mutch beter off if they had decided two go threwh with the abortion.

Oh well, yer just luky, I gues.

Dean04Prez (back again) said...

yes, I agree most veterans are war criminals.

Steve said...

Simply being a veteran automatically makes one a war criminal, stoopid!

Geez, did you lose your MoveOn talking points again?

dood, you are not gonna do well in that child development class if you keep this up.

Dean04Prez (back again) said...

Whats wrong, steve?

Two days ago you wanted my cack.

Anon. said...

I have a hunch it's the other way around. People with low sperm-counts feel drawn to using their mobile phones a lot. One of those strange things. Of course once science discovers the mechanism behind it it won't seem strange at all.
Just remember you heard it here first (my instincts are usually spot-on).


Anonymous said...

Leaving the phone on vibrate seems to be good for my sperm count.