A newly released study found that young men who use their cell phones more than 20 times a day had a 21 percent higher chance of having a lower sperm count than those who used their mobile devices less frequently.

The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Geneva and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and involved 2,886 men from 18 to 22. These men filled out questionnaires about their overall lifestyle choices and cell phone use. They were also asked where they store their phones when not in use, according to StudyFinds. The study spanned from 2005 to 2018.

The research found that men who use phones more than 20 times a day had an average sperm concentration of 44.5 million per milliliter. The study found that men who used their phones less than once a week had a concentration of 56.5 million per milliliter. 

The World Health Organization said a male with a sperm concentration below 15 million per milliliter will likely be unable to impregnate his partner for more than a year. The authors could not find a correlation between poor sperm motility and morphology by using a cell phone.

The study found that advances in cell phone technology could have a more neutral impact on sperm health.

Allan Pacey, deputy vice president and deputy dean of the faculty of biology, medicine and health at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, said he is “intrigued by the observation that the biggest effect was apparently seen with older 2G and 3G phones compared to modern 4G and 5G versions. This is not something I am able to explain.”

About 85.7 percent of the men in the study who stored their mobile phones in their pant pockets were not found to be affected by the position when not in use.

TRENDPOST: CNN reported that male sperm count has fallen by more than 50 percent globally in the past 50 years and researchers are trying to determine why. Theories range from pollution to the prevalence of forever chemicals. See:

We have long identified the risks that declining sperm counts bring to the continuation of the human species. (See “SPERM COUNT FALLS IN MEN ACROSS GLOBE: THE END IS NEAR” 22 Nov 2023, “LONGER ON CELL PHONE, LOWER SPERM COUNT” 1 Feb 2022, “SPERM DOWN FOR THE COUNT, PENISES FALLING SHORT” 30 Mar 2021 and “THE FUTURE OF HUMAN REPRODUCTION: THE GRIM REAPER” 19 Oct 2021.)

Gerald Celente, who has a flip phone that he only carries when traveling, has warned for decades that despite scientific evidence showing cell phones to be a serious health hazard, even cancer-causing, the industry profiteers would deny it. In fact “Clean Phones” was one of our Top Trends for 2016.

He noted that just as tobacco industry leaders only admitted cigarettes caused cancer in the late 1990s despite the overwhelming proof, so too will profiteers deny the physical and mental risks of cell phones.

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