A blog on bioethics by the director of Yale's bioethics center.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Laptop Connected to Internet Can Damage Sperm
Bad news for road warriors who are also aspiring dads: a recent article in Fertility and Sterility indicates that sperm is severely damaged by exposure to electromagnetic forces associated with wireless communication. Four hours of exposure to laptop WiFi left 25 percent of sperm dead, as opposed to only 14 percent kept at the same temperature away from WiFi; and 9 per cent of sperm showed DNA damage--more than three times as much damage as comparison samples.