The Good Ole Days When Men Were not Sitting at Starbucks zapping their Sperm
Research Study from the BioInitiative 2012 Report Summarizes a Sperm Study
The news from the research front is that sperm are fondly remembering the “good ole days” when young men did NOT sit in Starbucks answering emails on their WiFi-enabled laptops or talking on phones that they pull out of their pockets!
Research is not the sexiest topic in the world, but some studies are so important we have to pass them onto you. In a study* that was published in 2012, the authors wanted to find out what effect WiFi-connected laptops could have on healthy sperm? Let’s face it, when you walk into a Starbucks, there are a lot of guys in their 20’s and 30’s in there, drinking lattes, cappuccinos, and espressos, some for hours at a time.
The 29 Guy Study
Twenty-nine healthy guys gave samples which were obtained under 2 different conditions. The first group was exposed to a Wi-Fi-connected laptop for 4 hours. The second group was not exposed to the laptop or Wi-Fi.
They studied 3 parameters.
The first factor, viability, was the same for both groups. This could be considered the good news. The bad news is really pretty bad. Sperm do not fare well when EMF radiation is messing around with them.
The second factor was sperm motility: the ability for the sperm to move properly towards an egg This was impaired by the Wi-Fi and this means the sperm just don’t make it all the way upstream to fertilize the egg. No fertilization = no baby! If you are attempting to start a family, this is a serious issue.
The 3rd factor they measured is called DNA fragmentation. From our blog on 2-20-2013, we learned that EMF can penetrate through tissues and directly damage DNA. DNA fragmentation is DNA that HAS been damaged. It can make egg fertilization less likely as well as cause genetic abnormalities or miscarriages.** It’s exciting to have a family, but if your child suffers from genetic abnormalities, or your partner has a miscarriage because of DNA damage that might have been avoided, this is something incredibly important to know!
The Results – Bottom Line for Guys and Sperm Viability
The Bottom Line: Guys – if you are in the “make a family” mode, go take a vacation, away from wireless, and then start your family. If you can’t do that, at least stay away from your wireless applications for a day or two (a nice weekend) before you offer her your sperm. You will never know what issues were avoided because you provided healthy sperm, and that’s one of those things that it is fine not to know!
Healthy sperm – healthy babies – we’re for it!! Research Studies used for this blog
* Avendaño C, Mata A, Sanchez Sarmiento CA, Doncel GF. The use of laptop computers connected to the internet through Wi-Fi decreases human sperm motility and increases sperm DNA fragmentation. FertilSteril 97:39-45, 2012. (GT, RP)
**(Zini, A., R. Bielecki, et al. (2001). Fertil Steril 75(4): 674-677.)
Read more about the BioInitiative Report The BioInitiative Report Major Report on the Effects of EMF Radiation Rinds a link Between EMF Radiation, Cancer and other Health Problems
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