Beware men! Do you have the habit of keeping your mobile phone in the pockets of your trousers while talking on hand-free? Or do clip the mobile to your belt while talking? If so you are doing that at the cost of your fertility, warns a recent study.
In an interview given to Newsweek magazine, Ashok Agarwal of Cleveland Clinic said those men who keep their cell phones in their pockets or clip them to their belts while using an earpiece to chat may be compromising their sperms.
This is the follow up study of the research conducted last year by the clinic on 361 men.
That study, published in the 'Journal of Fertility and Sterility', said men who said they used their phones for more than four hours each day had the lowest average sperm count and the fewest normal, viable sperm.
It was this significant relationship between cell-phone use and sperm quality, which prompted the group to study further, by exposing semen samples to electromagnetic radiation from cell phones to see