Will Wi-Fi Harm Sperm?

By Beth Levine

Sperm are fragile little cells that are easily susceptible to damage. Wearing tight underwear, smoking cigarettes, heavy drinking, hot tubs, long bike rides, and marijuana are just some of the many factors that can impact the quality of a man’s sperm. Now, the latest thing to add to this list: using wi-fi on your laptop.

A recent study has found, at least in a laboratory, a link between the wireless internet connection on your computer and reduced sperm quality when the computer is operated close to the male genitals — such as on the lap. Scientists at the Nascentis Center for Reproductive Medicine in Cordoba, Argentina, and at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk teamed up to perform tests on sperm to determine whether wi-fi could impact their motility levels and DNA structure. >

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