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  1. health hazards

Recent studies confirm that cell phone radiation ca n drastically affect male fertility. In 2006, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine reported that use of cell phones by men is associated with decrease in semen quality, sperm co unt, motility, viability and normal morphology and is related to the duration of cell p hone use . Studies have found 30% sperm decrease in intensive mobile phone users, in additi on to damage of sperms. The average sperm count was found to be at 59 million sperm per milli liter of seminal fluid compared to 83 million for men not continually exposed to mobile phone rad iation. Similarly, the study found that motility – the power of the sperm to swim – was aff ected by mobile phone transmissions. Men who made lengthy calls had fewer rapidly motile spe rm, 36.3 per cent compared with 51.3 per cent for men who made no calls. It was found that not only does using a phone affec t a man’s sperm quality, but simply having it switched ON in a pocket was enough to do damage as mobile phones periodically but briefly transmit information to cell towers to establish co ntact. Radiation from cell phone can also produce DNA breaks in sperm cells that can mutate a nd cause cancer. Damage to sperm DNA increases the risk further and can pass on the gene tic changes to subsequent generations. Animal studies indicate that EMR may have a wide ra nge of damaging effects on the testicular function and male germ. It has been reported that m ice on exposure to cell phone signals from an antenna park become less reproductive. After five g enerations of exposure, the mice were not able to produce offspring, showing that the effect of Radio frequency radiation can pass from one generation to another. Due to these reasons it is advisable to never wear or use any wireless device near reproductive organs. Men planning to father children are advised to make sure that they stop using wireless devices well in advance of fertilization to reduce the chance of procreation with damaged sperm.