People are so dependent on their mobile phones today that we are constantly attached to them. From the time we wake up in the morning to the time we go back to bed, it is rare for our mobile phones to be more than a few centimetres away from our bodies. And let's face it, how many people sleep with their mobile phone either under the pillow or on the bed side table?
Few people stop to consider the extent to which it is safe to be carrying a radiation emitting electronic device next to the body over such long periods. But in fact, that is exactly what we are doing. And the science is pretty clear that it is not good for us.
It's not just a matter of our physical health, although the evidence there is pretty alarming too. But our reproductive health is certainly suffering. There is a worldwide trend of plummeting male fertility, and this is at least in part down to the effects of mobile phone radiation on Sperm Viability.
Sperm are very sensitive entities, and they don't respond to radiation well. Not only does keeping your mobile phone near your body depress the number of sperm you produce, it also depresses their quality.
Poor quality sperm move badly, lack vitality, and have a much higher chance of dying. If your sperm viability falls below 60%, and you are planning on becoming a father, you may find you have difficulty.
Do your future generations a favour, and think carefully about how close to your body you place your mobile phone.