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Cell phones may affect fertility

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Guy, next time you pick up your cell phone, think about where you carry it.
Men who carry a cell phone in their pants pocket.. may harm their sperm and reduce their chances of having children.
Researchers analyzed findings of ten studies that examined how cell phone exposure may affect male fertility.
Among men with no exposure to cell phones... Fifty to eighty-five percent of their sperm had normal ability to move towards an egg.
That number fell by an average of eight percent among men exposed to cell phones.
Study authors say given the enormous scale of mobile phone use around the world..
Men may want to consider where they place their phone if they are trying to have children. .
The authors note while they found an association between cell phone exposure and male infertility...
 It did not prove cell phone exposure causes male infertility.
Findings appear in the journal "environmental international."

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