How does electromagnetic radiation impact Men's Health?
The impact of EMFs on men's health has been reported as far back as 1972 by the US Naval Medical Research Institute, with over 100 peer reviewed studies and journal articles documenting negative health effects.
Most of the public is aware of what a 2017 analysis of over 40,000 men in 50 countries found - a 52.4% sperm decline over the last 50 years. Huge factor why 1 in 8 American couples have trouble getting pregnant.
Consistent evidence over this same time period from experimental research, epidemiological studies, in vitro and in vivo studies shows that tech-made radiation exposure can cause:
- Reduced sperm count and concentration (hypospermatogenesis), motility, and viability
- Altered sperm morphology (sperm with defects)
- Damaged DNA on the sperm and sperm membrane damage (decreased sperm GPx and SOD activity)
- Decreased sperm linear velocity, sperm linearity index, and sperm acrosin activity
- Increases in spermatogonial populations with decreased spermatids
- Increased early apoptosis (cell death) rate
- Increased CLU gene expression and CLU protein levels
- Karymegaly and pyknosis of spermatogonial nuclei
"The entire male population is shifting downward." -Dr. Thomas Travison, New England Research Institutes. Studies are showing men's testosterone levels (when compared to the same ages in previous time periods) having declined 1% per year the last 30 years, and doctors don't know why.
Meanwhile, independent, peer-reviewed studies from around the world are reporting that tech-made radiation exposure can cause the following in testicular cells:
- reduced secretion of testosterone and progesterone
- abnormal luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone levels
- damage to tissues and structures (seminiferous tubules, epithelium, tubular lumen, tunica albuginea, interstitium, seminal vesicle, and basal lamina), and reduced weights
- disrupted plasma membranes (altered NADH oxidase, phosphatidylserine, and ornithine decarboxylase)
- abnormal cell lifecycles (immature sloughing and maturation arrest)
- Leydig and Sertoli cell death
- Leydig cell hyperplasia
- increased lipid peroxidation and decreased GSH content
- increased activin B and prolactin levels, and decreased inhibin B
- depolarized mitochondria resulting in destabilized cellular redox homeostasis
- reduced Johnsen testicular biopsy scores
The Leydig cells, responsible for testosterone production, are those most sensitive to radiation. Disruption leads to impaired endocrine homeostasis, and can cause peripheral effects throughout the body.
Male cancer rates have also been increasing about 1% over the last several decades, and predicted to continue rising. While a debate persists between industry and independent scientists if electromagnetic radiation can cause cancer, in 2011 the WHO reclassified cell phone radiation in the same potentially carcinogenic category as chloroform, engine exhaust, and lead.
Here's what can be found in the scientific literature about electromagnetic radiation's effects on men's testicular cells:
- increased cortisol and reactive oxygen species, and decreased ROS-TAC
- increased oxidative stress (serum thiobarbituric acid reactive substances, advanced oxidation protein products, and protein carbonyl)
- reduced antioxidant capacity and increased free radicals (decreased glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase, carbonyl proteins, histone kinase, enzyme activity of xanthine oxidase, enzyme activity of lactate dehydrogenase, and increased catalase, malondialdehyde)
- reduced P450scc mRNA levels
- increased 8-OH-dG, indicating oxidative DNA damage