Laptop Wi-Fi Found to Damage Your Fertility, DNA
Laptops are the technological biproduct of the ever-increasing need for smaller and better electronics. While laptops may be convenient and efficient, a growing amount of research has found that they may also be threatening your fertility and damaging your DNA.
One study, the first of its kind, examined the relationship between human sperm health and internet-connected laptops utilizing Wi-Fi. This form of internet connectivity is wildly popular, of course, with many chain restaurants and coffee shops offering the service for free around the clock. What the researchers found was quite shocking, especially if you are a regular laptop user. After just 4 hours of using a Wi-Fi connected laptop, a siginificant decrease in the quality of sperm was observed. It was previously found that laptops can damage sperm health through excessive heat in as little as 10 minutes, but the relationship between Wi-Fi and infertility was not examined.
Ubiquitous Wi-Fi Fragmenting DNA and Leading to Infertility?
More specifically, there was a significant decrease in sperm motility, which is the ability of sperm to move properly toward an egg. In addition, an increase in sperm DNA fragmentation accompanied the damage.
In the abstract of the study, scientists summarize the findings that could shake the foundation of the laptop industry:
“To our knowledge, this is the first study to evaluate the direct impact of laptop use on human spermatozoa. Ex vivo exposure of human spermatozoa to a wireless internet-connected laptop decreased motility and induced DNA fragmentation by a nonthermal effect. We speculate that keeping a laptop connected wirelessly to the internet on the lap near the testes may result in decreased male fertility. Further in vitro and in vivo studies are needed to prove this contention.”
Wi-Fi radiation may be posing more of a threat to your health than previously thought. In fact given new findings that so-called “low dose” ionizing radiation used in x-ray mammography has been to be 400% more damaging to your cells than “high dose” radiation associated with atomic bomb radiation, low dose radiation Wi-Fi may be a little known threat to your health.
Protecting Yourself From Low Dose Radiation Naturally
It is quite simple to avoid the adverse thermal effects presented by laptops. Avoid placing it on your lap, use a nearby table, or place a firm object between your lap and the laptop itself. But what about protecting yourself from low dose Wi-Fi radiation? After all, you can’t exactly avoid internet connectivity forever. Outside of turning off your Wi-Fi when not in use, I recommend consuming a flavorful yet nutritionally powerful spice known as Turmeric.
Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia, but you can commonly find it in stores around the world. One of the key ingredients in curry and other Indian dishes, it is also an excellent way to protect yourself against radiation. A radioprotective substance, Turmeric has an extensive body of research highlighting its numerous benefits to your health far exceeding Wi-Fi protection. The negative effects of low dose radiation are coming to light as consumers around the world begin to recognize the dangers. It is through activism and consumer awareness that change will occur, just as with many other health issues.
Natural Society staff contribution