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New study reveals why men should never put their phones in their pockets

A lot of Kenyan men carry their phones in their trouser pockets oblivious of the health risks they are putting themselves in.

Findings of a new study suggest that men are taking a health risk when they put their cell phones in their pockets. Apparently, radiation emitted by cell phones negatively affects a man’s sperm count.

The study entailed a review of 27 research papers on radiation by a team of researchers from Newcastle University in Australia. Of the 27 studies, 21 showed a link between radiation and damage to sperm.

They found that when a phone is put next to a man’s genitals, his sperm count is steadily lowered. Radiation was found to cause up to 8 percent reduction in sperm motility while it was linked to 9 percent reduction in sperm viability.


Many of the studies also suggested that even the surviving sperm is damaged. The researchers note that these studies are highly surprising given the sensitivity and vulnerability of the sperm cell.

“While this subject remains a topic of active debate, this review has considered the growing body of evidence suggesting a possible role for RF-EMR (radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation) induced damage of the male germ line,” the study authors wrote.

If these findings are anything to go by, that man who still wants to sire children, the cellphone should always be carried as far away from the genital area as possible.