We spend a lot of time on our laptops and iPads. But can too much time on these gadgets cause fertility problems in men?
A recent study reveals the potential harmful effects of wireless Wi-Fi on laptops.
All that time connected to wireless Wi-Fi may be damaging men's sperm.
The study found electromagnetic radiation from the wireless internet can weaken and kill sperm.
But Dr. Karen Boyle, who specializes in male infertility at GBMC says the results are inconclusive.
“There's not enough data currently to support a concern for all of this passive radiation men may be getting from all of these devices that are sitting in proximity to their scrotum. The only thing we do know for sure is the possible heat related injuries."
That means men shouldn't work with their laptops on their laps for too long because the heat can damage sperm.
Dr. Boyle says, “Anything that can raise the inside temperature of the testicle is potentially bad for sperm. So things like hot tubs for instance, not good."
One way men can avoid harmful affects from their laptop is to use a cushion to keep the heat away.
"They should probably put a pillow or a lap pad on top of their lap not because of the wireless internet connection, more because of the potential of heat related injuries to their testicles."
Or you can just keep the laptop on a desk.
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