Emergency! Wi-Fi Affect Male Fertility - In the digital era like today, he got a vital part of the invisible threat. All of this is related to the latest science on sperm, laptops and wireless connections.
In a recent report in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility, Argentine scientists describe how they got sperm samples from 29 healthy men who dripped under the laptop connected via Wi-Fi Internet and then download.
For four hours later, a quarter of sperm that there was no longer able to swim, compared to 14% of semen samples stored at the same temperature but placed away from the computer.
Not only that, 9% of sperm showing DNA damage in which the figure is three times larger than the comparison sample. What sources? According to Conrado Avendano of Nascentis Medicina Reproductiva in Cordoba with his, the cause is electromagnetic radiation generated during wireless communication.
"Our data shows, the use of laptop computers that wirelessly connects to the Internet and positioned close to the male reproductive organs can degrade the quality of human sperm," the scientists wrote in their report.
At present, it is still not known what the effect is due to all laptop computers that are connected Wi-Fi and the Internet or use what is improving the condition of this effect, he added.
A separate test with the laptop is on but not connected to the internet wirelessly found no EM radiation from the machine itself. This finding raises concerns torn from several other research teams.
Some researchers found that cell phone radiation is able to create a weak sperm in the laboratory. Last year, the urologist described the man sitting with a laptop on his knees can increase his scrotum temperature to the level that is not good for sperm.
So, between heat and radiation from electronic devices at this time, the testes are pressured hard enough. But according to Dr. Robert Oates who had had two children when he was actively using the laptop and the iPad, it is entirely unclear.
President of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology, admits not sure the laptop is a significant threat to male reproductive health. This is not real life biology, this is an artificial arrangement, he said of the new study.
"Scientifically, the results of this study interesting but for me, this man has no biological relevance," he continued. He added that, so far, no study has examined the use of a laptop affect fertility or pregnancy.
"Suddenly all the anxiety this created for real life where actually not be created," said Oates who is also from Boston Medical Center. According to the American Urological Association, nearly one in six couples in the United States (U.S.) had difficulty getting the baby, and half the problem lies in men.
While the impact of modern technology is still murky, it affects lifestyle, the researchers say. Earlier this month, reports Fertility and Sterility showed that men who eat foods rich in fruits and whole grains and low in red meat, alcohol and coffee has a greater chance to have children during fertility.
"You have to keep yourself healthy, including to stay slim, eat healthy foods, exercising, not taking the drug and do not smoke," said Oates. Responding to fears of a laptop, he said, "I do not know how many people use laptops on their laps."