Using Wi-Fi-connected laptops decreases sperm motility and increase sperm DNA fragmentation


A study carried out on samples of semen from 29 healthy donors subjected a group of sperm to four hours of internet-connected laptop by Wi-Fi, and one group remained unexposed.

The sperm was measured for motility, viability and DNA fragmentation. The sperm that were exposed to Wi-Fi showed a significant decrease in motility and an increase in DAN fragmentation.

The scientists, from the Nascentis Medicina Reproductiva, Montevideo 359, Córdorba, Argentina, suggest that keeping a laptop connected wirelessly on the lap near the testes may result in decrease male fertility – further studies are needed, as this is speculated to be the first such study.

Source: Fertility and Sterility 

First Published January 2011

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