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Radiation warning against phones kept in pockets

September 14, 2016

Radiation warning against phones kept in pockets

Stuffing your phone into your pants pocket is a convenient go-to, but for men it could have dire consequences, according to research.

A new study warns that men in particular need to think twice about where they are keeping their mobile device.

A review of 21 research papers on radiation shows mobile phones kept close to a man's genitals for an extended period of time decreases sperm count.

The studies also suggest surviving sperm could be DNA-damaged.

The findings have baffled scientists who have no way to explain how non-ionizing radiation influences the body.

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