As more and more couples struggle to have children, one has to consider if the increasing amount of EMF radiation is affecting male fertility? Others will try to persuade you that it’s not the case… Stating that, “There’s nothing to worry about… It’s such low levels that it can’t hurt you… Government wouldn’t allow big business to do things that are bad for us…” Don’t be fooled! Sure, in the short term things may seem fine, but no one really knows what long term effects lay in store. Especially as 5G rolls out, let’s all take steps to protect ourselves. If you’re struggling to conceive, please seriously consider what you are about to learn and guard your reproductive organs. Your posterity will thank you!
Smoking then… EMF today?
Take a look at this ad from 1954. From a day when advertisements touted that “smoking was good for your health and your baby” millions of people were fooled, then suffered later in life.
In today’s world that advertisement might look more like this:
In my opinion it’s only a matter of time before a similar story emerges with EMF and all the associated gadgets bombarding us with electromagnetic radiation, so be sure to guard yourself now.
Don’t worry, you won’t need to do anything drastic, like trashing your phone or wrapping yourself in foil. All you need to do is make some simple, mindful adjustments to lower your exposure and improve your overall fertility and health.
A quick rundown on EMF radiation
If you’re not sure what EMF radiation is, here is a quick rundown to get you up to speed: EMF is a type of radiation (invisible electromagnetic rays) that is emitted by all digital devices that transmit a wireless signal.
There are two kinds:
- Ionizing, such as X-rays.
- Non-ionizing, what your phone or fitness tracker uses.
Federal guidelines point out that low levels of exposure to non-ionizing radiation are not known to cause cancer or serious health risks… But stop and think about it for a minute! That’s for one device in a situation where only that one device is emitting radiation. We live around hundreds (if not thousands) of devices emitting low levels of radiation all-day, every day. All those low levels combine to becomes a much higher level of EMF radiation in today’s world, which is a serious health risk for many. Male fertility being one of those areas where EMF radiation is known to impact.
Effects of EMF radiation on male fertility
Research indicates that there are three main areas where EMF is causing men to be less fruitful:
- Reduced sperm count – Lower potency
- Significantly less swimmers – Sperm motility
- Increased instances of abnormal DNA within sperm – DNA fragmentation
While it’s not impossible for a couple to conceive facing these struggles, it’s much more difficult and can lead to increased occurrences of IVF failure and miscarriage.
Tips for avoiding EMF radiation-related fertility problems
Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to reduce EMF and improve your fertility. Keep in mind that there are other health risks associated with EMF radiation, and though these tips are specifically tailored to protect male fertility, they will help in all aspects.
Go wired and create distance/barrier
Overall if you remember to go with wired (rather than wireless), and create distance (or a barrier) whenever possible you’ll see a major reduction in your EMF exposure. Here are some specific examples:
Be mindful of placement
EMF radiation reduces drastically the farther away you are, so where you put your phone makes a huge difference. If you’re always putting your phone in your front pocket or holding your phone on or near your lap when you text or game, you’re putting your reproductive organs in the danger zone.
Cell phone tips
- Purchase an inexpensive EMF radiation shielded cell phone case or sleeve.
- Carry your phone in your backpack or man purse/handbag.
- Put your phone in airplane mode (with WiFi and Bluetooth off) when your phone is not in use.
Even though it’s called a laptop, don’t ever set it directly on your lap. Here’s what you can do:
- Purchase a radiation protection pad for your laptop.
- Set it on the table.
- Turn WiFi and Bluetooth off when not in use.
Remember that distance is your friend. Find ways to create space between you and your computer.
Whenever possible, use a wired Internet connection. Stay away from WiFi and Bluetooth wherever you can (some are switching completely to wired). Wired internet is not only faster, but it emits much less EMF radiation than WiFi. At first it is going to feel inconvenient, so to make the change you’ll have to remember why you’re doing this. This is improving your fertility and long term health! With time you won’t even miss your wireless days, and chances are you’ll notice some added benefits by not having your cell phone with you all the time.
Before you go
Remember that your male reproductive organs are more exposed and susceptible to the effects of EMF radiation than other parts of your body, so reducing your overall exposure to EMF radiation is an important part of protecting yourself against EMF related fertility issues. If you’re man having trouble in the baby-making arena and unsure of the cause, consider the possibility that EMF is affecting your fertility. Reducing your exposure isn’t always easy, but it’s definitely worth it.
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