“Man wears Belly Armor’s new radiation-shielding underwear.”
Photo credit: Belly Armor
As the decreases in male fertility coupled with conception difficulties keep rising, these stories shed light on what is now evident as a worldwide issue. This dovetails locally with the knowledge that the Bald Hill Free group opposing a Yelm-area cell tower is bringing to our community:
“Boxer Rebellion: A Pocketed Cellphone May Be Behind Your Infertility”
“But within that discarded handbook lurks some important information. For instance, in the iPhone 5 manual it reads, carry iPhone at least 10mm (about 0.39 inches) away from your body to ensure exposure levels [to radio frequency] remain at or below the as-tested levels.
Yes, you read that right. The object that billions of people around the world hold to their face to make calls or place in their pocket when not in use emits radio frequency energy, which is considered a potential health hazard. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) labeled radio frequency electromagnetic fields a ‘possible carcinogen’ in 2011 after studies showed a correlation between exposure and long-term health effects, particularly a type of brain cancer. The science behind causation, however, is still considered inconclusive.
‘With fertility, the verdict isnt out anymore,’ contended Michael Lam in an interview with Newsweek. Lam is the co-founder of Belly Armor, a company that got its start in 2009 making maternity, prenatal and nursing products out of a silver conductive textile. In September, the company expanded their products into the world of male fertility by launching a radiation-shielding boxer brief for men.”
“Lams conclusions are based on numerous studies conducted in the last decade that suggest radio frequency exposure from wireless devices may be associated with reduced sperm count, reduced sperm motility, damaged sperm DNA, altered sperm cell structure and increased erectile dysfunction,” quoting Lauren Walker, Newsweek.
– “Cell phones negatively affect male fertility, new study suggests”
“Men who keep a cell phone in their pant pocket could be inadvertently damaging their chances of becoming a father, according to a new study. Previous research has suggested that radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) emitted by the devices can have a detrimental effect on male fertility. Most of the global adult population own mobile phones, and around 14% of couples in high and middle income countries have difficulty conceiving,” quoting this University of Exeter report dated June 9, 2014.
This is a “no-brainer” as the the iPhone 5 manual tells you to keep their product away from human tissue.
The radiation issue was first brought to the public’s consciousness long before the cell phone era took hold, as told in this 1992 AP story:
“Police Officers Tell Congress of Radar Gun Cancer Fears”
And in this 2007 paper published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine:
“Cluster of testicular cancer in police officers exposed to hand-held radar”
By Dr. Robert L. Davis MD1, and F. Kash Mostofi MD2
Article first published online: 19 JAN 2007