Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields and their impact on male infertility and the sex ratio of offspring

Due to growing concerns about electromagnetic waves and male fertility, scientists carried out a study on 10,497 military men from the Royal Norwegian Navy. The information they gathered included whether they worked close to equipment that emitted radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (REF), infertility, children, and the sex of their children.

Infertility increased alongside self-reported exposure to REF, as did non-voluntary childlessness. When the father reported a higher degree of REF, a lower ratio of boys to girls at birth was reported.

Source: European Journal of Epidemiology


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First Published March 2008

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