Health Warning: Can a Cell Phone Carried Regularly in Your Pocket Damage Your _____?

A correlation between cell phone use and testicular cancer, reduced Testosterone levels, lowered seminal volume and sperm count? Read on to see...

You've probably started hearing in the media about emerging studies showing possible correlations between heavy cell phone use and brain tumors. But what not many people are talking about is the risk of carrying cell phones in our pockets for hours each day. This is where it gets even more interesting and a little scary too!

First of all, to both guys and gals... read this article carefully, as it contains some potentially scary health issues related to cell phone use. And although the examples are geare d towards men's issues, I wouldn't trust that it's only men that can experience health issues from heavy cell phone use. You're also going to want to pass this page on to your friends and family to help them protect their health, and the health of their "c rotch"... sounds funny, I know...but this is serious business. To start, I realize that some people simply don't believe that something as small as a cell phone can give off any radiation levels that could harm your health over time. But we're not talking about immediate harm... we're talking about long term harm from chronic use, which most of us in this day and age use cell phones or have them in our pockets daily. According to a recent article published on Yahoo Health , and a large health study conducted, the 2010 Interphone study ... "People who chatted via cell for just 30 minutes a day for 10 years saw their risk of glioma (the type of brain tumor that killed Ted Kennedy) rise 40 percent". I feel like we are all currently in an inadvertent giant human guinea pig study right now with cell phone use . Not purposely, but simply because cell phones (and another dangerous new phenomenon, our constant exposure to radiation from "wifi" and other wireless technologies) moved onto the scene so fast and infiltr ated the entire population over the last 10 years. Think about it... most of the population has only been using cell phones and wifi heavily for less than 10 years now... that's not a long enough time to know long term consequences (such as 15-30 year cancer risks) and most studies that supposedly "prove" the safety of cell phones have been funded by the telecom industry and have ridiculously low usage levels that they study.

"Lo and behold. but this time switched gears from just cell phone effects on lowering testosterone levels. "Most of the studies performed in the US that conclude no negative effect are funded either directly or indirectly (as with many IEEE studies) by cell phone manufacturers and carriers. for 4 weeks) to 900 megahertz radio frequency electro magnetic fields (EMF).. It turns out that Tim first started researching the correlation between low sperm count and cell phone use because he went and got a sperm count test.... and we get to a level of chronic cell phone use where people have been carrying these things in their pockets for 10 or 15 years or more.. Think about this.. The conclusion was that mobile phones negatively affect semen quality and may impair male fertility. But cancer risks are long t erm. jumping from article to article on Medline... which is what most GSM cell phones produce.. I honestly feel that as the years go on.. we're going to see testicular cancer rates skyrocket. how many of us out there carry a cell phone in our pocket for like 8 -10 hours every day!!!! Doesn't look good for our "boys". As Tim Ferriss points out in his fascinating new book. borderline problematic. The 4-Hour Body . more than 70% concluded the same thing: cell phone radiation impairs sperm function. "the lab results. does it? Now it gets even more interesting . I couldn't believe . According to Tim Ferriss in his book. but it should raise a red flag. and we may not have enough data from studies yet to prove definitive cancer risks such as testicular cancer." One of the things that scares me about the possible harmful long term effects of carrying a cell phone in my pockets is potential testicular cancer.. the end result of the study was that the mobile phone exposure to the rats significantly reduced the % of motile sperm. and showed negative effects on sperm count and function." In The 4-Hour Body.. most done in Europe. and he began researching cell phone ef fects on sperm count and function . 5 days a week. there wer e more than a handful of studies that showed significant decreases in serum testosterone in rats following even moderate exposure (30 minutes per day. Tim continues." Beyond lowering testosterone. "Of the dozens of studies that I found. which were available the afternoon after my session. Does this prove malfeasance? No.. put my sperm count on the low range of normal. The 4-Hour Body . can cell phones hurt your "swimmers"? Tim did some more digging. Tim also presents the results of a study he read about male Wistar rats that were exposed to a mobile phone for 1 hour continuously per day for 28 days.. and found out that his numbers wer e surprisingly low.... In Tim's words. So let's look at more current measurements that can prove health problems associated with cell phone use.We're definitely finding that the average person has a cell phone either strapped to their ear or carried in a pocket for more hours per day than any studies have any definitive long term safety data on. they were only exposed to the mobile phone radiation for 1 hour per day for 28 days.

. Assuming it was a lab mistake.. y y y Ejaculate volume: 44% increase Motile sperm per milliliter: 100% increase Motile sperm per ejaculate: 185% increase Now Tim admits that his stud y wasn't perfect.. as there may have been other influences that weren't accounted for. he realized that for years. or using laptops on the lap)." After Tim started researching the effects of cell phone use on sperm count. He actually performed this test for 11 weeks for a specific reason.. most days of the week . M. etc. so he wanted to wait that long.. such as his diet not being exactly the same during each time period. or in a backpack pocket. after all. the lower the results. don't start carrying aro und 2 cell phones in each pocket as a form of birth control! All jokes aside.. on the recent Yahoo Health article. instead he kept the phone on the other side of the room if working at home. he'd been carrying a cell ph one in his pocket for about 12 hours per day..so beware ladies! In fact. "For women..it... If he had to carry it in his pocket.. but I think we can say that anything that might cause cancer almost always causes . The results of the 11 week "no -cell-phone-in-the-pocket" test: The numbers are shocking.. However.D... the studies aren't quite there yet. he feels confident enough that these results speak for themselves. director of the Institute for Health and Environment at the University at Albany (regarding carrying cell phones near the pelvis. the result s are pretty significant! Personally. cell phone health issues is also a topic I've been reading a good deal about in the last couple of years... Tim decided that he would no longer carry his cell phone in his pocket. or if he had to go somewhere. Whether there's any conclusive evidence of cancer risk from cell phones. I wouldn't trust that health issues are only happening to men. he kept his phone either strapped to his arm with an ipod armband. and only turned it back on occasionally to check messages. Instead... perhaps that's still to be determined. according to David Carpenter. but I think we have significant evidence that cell phone use (and particularly carrying it in the pocket) can reduce both Testosterone levels (not good!) and also reduce sperm count and function (also scary!). possible increased cancer risk.... So he decided to do a test. And please guys. we're talking lower testosterone levels. For 11 weeks. What about women? Please ladies. plus an extra 2 weeks for buffer. I repeated the drill 3 weeks later and came back with an even lower count. I'm sure there are complications that can happen to women too.. he turned it off. or as he puts it " my phone was no longer allowed to cuddle with my te sticles". The more tests I did over the next 12 months. remember that there are possible bigger implications to this than just reduced sperm count. sperm production takes an estimated 64 days in humans...

it al so occurs with Wifi.the cell phone has become an important part of our lives. If I absolutely must carry my cell phone on me.birth defects. in that case. biking. I think a LOT of us need to learn how to not be a slave to our cell phones . I keep my cell phone on the other side of my home office. etc. If I get a call. When I'm at home..don't be a slave to your phone! 4. and other wireless devices. I try to use a wired i nternet connection (ethernet) instead of Wifi or mobile broadband.. In my car. With all of this said. such as if I'm meeting friends out and need to be able to contact them. 5. go hi king.. I leave that sucker in the car! I don't want it on my body any longer than it has to be. or I just turn it off if I no longer need to get in touch with friends. I simply get up and answer it. or in another room.. I keep my phone off of my body and put it in the front console or the passenger seat if I don't have a passenger. So I also try to never use my laptop on my lap. so the laptop isn't actually sitting on my "junk".. I put the phone on the edge of the table instead of in my pocket.. After all.. and most of us aren't willing to give it up. I hope you take this issue as seriously as it should be taken. Also. will I ever give up my cell phone? Well. However. In my house.. When I go to the gym. I usually try to find a table to sit at.." What I've done to help protect myself from these risks is this: 1. so pregnant women ²or those wanting to become pregnant soon ²should take extra precautions.. well. I try not to keep it anywhere near me most of the day. I simply try to keep the phone out of my pocket as much as possible. if we're at a restaurant. It's time most of us wake up and realize that we are all inadvertently involving ourselves in a giant human guinea pig study on the risks of chronic cell phone and wifi use . let's be re alistic.. the better. If I'm at an airport. the same way that we used to have to walk across the room to answer a phone before the days of mobile phones! 2. I've also switched to a wired internet connection and gotten rid of the wireless router altogether. I plan to take the 5 steps that I listed above to minimize my risk... Remember that EMF dangers aren't only with cell phones. if possible. The farther away from your body. 3. The texts and voicemails will be waiting when you're done your hike or your gym workout..

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