Mobile phones could hurt sperm count

Jun 28 2004 - 11:31 AM ET | In The News
Hungarian scientists are saying that mobile phones may damage men's sperm. Fertility experts don't buy into the research which says that carrying a mobile in hip pockets or a holster on the waist could cut sperm count by nearly 30 percent. bq. Fejes and his team analyzed sperm from 221 men and questioned them about their use of mobile phones. They found correlations between the use of the phones, even in a standby setting, and reduced sperm concentration and quality. Critics say that the study didn't take into account other variables which play a role: stress, smoking or type of job. More research is needed.