A South Korean study recently published in the Environmental Research journal found that radiofrequency electromagnetic waves commonly found in cell phones could hurt the health of male sperm.
StudyFinds reported that research from Pusan National University found that the low-level radiofrequency electromagnetic waves could damage sperm concentration, viability, and motility. The report pointed out previous research that tied the same waves to potentially damaging the brain, heart, and endocrine system.
“Male cell phone users should strive to reduce mobile phone use to protect their sperm quality,” Yun Hak Kim, the lead researcher, said.
The researchers released a press release that read, “Knowing that the number of cell phone users is most likely going to increase in the future, it’s high time we start considering exposure to RF-EMW as one of the underlying factors causing a reduction in sperm quality among the male population.”
TRENDPOST: (See past TRENDS JOURNAL reports: “SPERM DOWN FOR THE COUNT, PENISES FALLING SHORT,” “THE FUTURE OF HUMAN REPRODUCTION: THE GRIM REAPER,” “WHO’S IN CHARGE? PENISES SHRINKING, SPERM COUNTS DOWN.”)
Since there have been studies tying cell phone use to sperm quality since 2012, the researchers conducted what is called a meta-analysis of the data. Out of the 435 published studies looked at during the time period, researchers found 18 studies with 4280 samples that were suitable for statistical analyses.
The study did not find a link between the time spent on the cell phone and sperm quality, only that exposure to the cell phone itself was associated with reduced numbers, the press release said.
TREND FORECAST: The Trends Journal reported in its 15 August 2018 issue, in an article titled “DEATH BY CELL PHONE”, that despite their universal use, relatively little is known about their impact on the human body.
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.
And even with the fact that 6 million people worldwide die annually from smoking—and for every death, 30 others deal with the horrific effects of tobacco-related cancers and disease—like the cell phone addicted, cigarette smokers can’t, or won’t, kick the deadly habit.
A study in 2017 by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), an initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that a significant percentage of rats exposed to doses of typical cell phone radio-frequency radiation either developed a form of brain cancer or susceptibility to related diseases.
A major study released in Italy was conducted in 2018 that replicated the results of the NTP research.
These join more than two dozen other studies over the past two decades indicating clear links between cellphone use and cancers, as well as other ills ranging from weakened memory to birth defects.
TREND FORECAST: Therefore, as evidence grows and public awareness regarding health risks of chronic cell phone use increases, particularly among children, the same market segment that pays for clean food will swiftly gravitate to “clean phones.” Thus, safer cell phone devices that are effective and marketed with a “clean phone” theme and brand will corner a market with rich and growing OnTrendpreneur® potential.