Could WiFi EMF protection be an answer to flagging fertility? A recent study from Japan suggests so, noting that EMF-blocking technology can make a significant difference in human sperm health.
In this post, we’ll look at EMF protection as a potential solution to the rising rates of male infertility.
We’ll dive into the research in-depth and explore how EMF protection can help future-proof your fertility.
So, let’s begin.
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Male Infertility: A Growing Problem
According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 15 percent of couples are infertile. And male infertility plays a role in over a third of those cases.
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Abnormal sperm function and low sperm counts are some of the leading causes of male infertility, and both are rising.
Interestingly, it’s not only infertile men who are suffering from decreasing levels of sperm production and sperm motility. Fertile men are experiencing a general decrease in viable sperm as well.
One in-depth meta-analysis from 2017, published in the journal Human Reproduction Update, found that sperm counts dropped a whopping 52.4 percent between 1973 and 2011.
To put it another way: men today are only half as fertile as their grandfathers were.
“Because of the significant public health implications of these results,” conclude the study’s authors, “research on the causes of this continuing decline is urgently needed.”
New Research On WiFi And Sperm
So, what is the underlying cause behind these falling sperm counts? One recent Japanese study sought to determine whether exposure to WiFi electromagnetic waves could be killing off sperm.
This 2018 study involved 51 male participants. The researchers collected and divided their sperm samples into three groups:
- In one group, sperm were exposed to electromagnetic fields (EMF) from a pocket WiFi router.
- In another group, sperm samples were exposed to EMF, but WiFi EMF protection was used as a shield.
- The third group was a control group with no EMF exposure.
The WiFi EMF exposure occurred over periods of 30 minutes, 60 minutes, two hours, and 24 hours.
So, how did the sperm fare?
Testing at 30 and 60 minutes showed little difference between groups. But things changed very quickly from there.
Said Ms. Nakata: “After two hours of activation of EM waves, the motility rate of the control group was 53.3 percent, the shield group was 44.9 percent, and the exposed group was much lower at 26.4 percent.”
“After 24 hours, the dead sperm rate of the control group was 8.4 percent, the shield group was 18.2 percent, and the exposed group was 23.3 percent, the latter being significantly higher.”
“This indicates EM waves from a portable WiFi router decreases the motile rate and increases the death rate of human sperm.”
WiFi Radiation Protection Saves Sperm
One of the significant things about the Japanese study is that it’s believed to be the first to trial a WiFi EMF protection shield on sperm.
As you can see from the results above, the EMF sperm samples shielded by EMF protection fared much better than their unshielded counterparts.
“Our study has shown that over a relatively short time, a WiFi shield can offer some protection from the harmful effects of the EM waves,” said Ms. Nakata.
In practical terms, this means that EMF-blocking technology — like SYB’s range of EMF protection products — can protect not only your sperm from WiFi specifically but from all wireless devices that emit radiofrequency radiation.
So, if you’re the type to keep a cell phone in your pocket, this research is definitely big news.
Protecting Our Future
The World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted that infertility will become the third most serious condition after cancer and cardiovascular diseases in the 21st century.
And, says Ms. Nakata of the Japan study, “there is mounting evidence that the effects of EM waves on sperm may be having a significant effect on human reproduction.”
Where to from here? As plummeting sperm counts show, we’re a long way from solving the problem. But this latest research is an excellent first step to gaining a deeper understanding of how EMF affects human sperm — and what can be done to defend ourselves and future generations from harm.
While more research would certainly be beneficial (for example, to test factors like distance from devices and exposure times), the latest evidence leaves one thing clear: WiFi EMF protection works.
And when it comes to your reproductive health, prevention is most definitely better than cure.
What Types Of WiFi Radiation Protection Can You Use?
EMF radiation protection isn’t just about buying EMF shielding products. Although they help, I like to call these products the second line of defense in your EMF protection quiver.
That’s because the first thing you need to do to be able to live a safer, healthier life alongside technology is to change your lifestyle in a way that supports your efforts. What does this mean?
Simply put, you need to make some changes in the way you use your gadgets. And to make this easier for you, we’ve created a simple rule you can follow: “Minimize Use & Maximize Distance.”
Minimize Use & Maximize Distance
Starting today, you can make these two changes in your life:
- Minimize your use of devices that emit EMF, and
- Maximize your distance from EMF sources.
Here are some examples.
Your WiFi router is a huge EMF source in your home. So, we highly recommend turning it off when not in use or when you are sleeping.
You can do this by unplugging it or putting it on a timer. Some routers even come with a built-in timer for this very purpose.
However, we also realize that you can’t always shut off your home router, especially if you use it for work or school. So, your other option is to maximize your distance from it.
The farther away the router is from your body, the better. As a minimum precaution, 10 feet is decent. However, if you can get the router 20, 30, or 40 feet away (or even further) from your body, that’s even better.
Here are several ways to maximize the distance between you and your home router:
- The best place to have a router is most likely in an office or a place where people don’t hang out for a long time. Never put a router in your bedroom or the place where you sleep.
- If you have an attached garage and can put the router in the garage, this can help limit your exposure.
- Your laundry room may also be a good area to keep your router if you don’t spend a long time there.
- Keep routers out of the kitchen and living areas where you spend a lot of time, especially your family room.
- Never put the router in a baby’s room or child’s room.
You can learn more about the minimize use and maximize distance rule in my post, “What is the Best EMF Protection? Hint: It’s Free. And You Can Start Right Now.”
EMF Shielding Products
In most cases, following the minimize use and maximize distance rule is enough to significantly reduce your EMF exposure. However, we also realize that it’s not always possible to follow these two rules to the T. Sometimes, you have to keep your WiFi router turned on 24/7 or keep your WiFi router close to your living space.
This is where lab-tested EMF shielding products like the ones SYB makes and sells comes in.
Have a look.
The SYB Picture Frame
The SYB Picture Frame is designed to provide a strong layer of protection, even if you must keep your WiFi router close or turned on 24/7.
This is great if you don’t have much space to move your WiFi router or can’t move it for another reason.
Finally, if these scenarios don’t apply to you, just use this to add a new and powerful extra layer to your EMF mitigation efforts.
Made by brilliant designers, the SYB Picture Frame offers WiFi router EMF protection without interfering with your internet.
The SYB Picture Frame is exactly what it sounds like: an attractive, subtle way to add EMF protection to devices like WiFi routers. Just put whatever picture you want in the frame, and then put it in front of your WiFi router. That’s it! And then no one will even know it’s anything other than a great picture.
What’s more: its light, portable, slim, and self-supporting design makes it great for any flat surface.
Oh, and it shields you from EMF radiation at all times. How?
How Can a Picture Frame Block EMF Radiation?
Within each picture frame is a finely-woven mesh of nickel and copper-coated polyester. This forms a barrier that deflects up to 99% of incident radiation.
The best part is that the SYB Picture Frame doesn’t interfere with your WiFi connection – your internet will still work perfectly well.
Our Picture Frame only blocks radiation in one specific direction. This makes the SYB Picture Frame ideal for providing EMF protection anywhere you need it – like protecting you from your cell phone’s radiation emissions on your nightstand.
Check out my page, “How EMF Radiation Protection Works from SYB,” to learn more about how our SYB Picture Frame works.
SYB Laptop Pad
Besides your WiFi router, your laptop is also a huge EMF source. This is why we tell our audience not to use their laptops on their laps. Instead, keep them on the table a bit far away from your body and use a wired keyboard and a mouse.
However, we also know that creating such distance isn’t always possible. Sometimes, you have to use your laptop on your lap. And when you do that, your sensitive reproductive organs get exposed to the laptop’s massive EMF emissions. And in the long run, this can prove to be a huge problem.
To solve this, we designed the stylish, powerful, anti-slip SYB Laptop Pad.
The SYB Laptop Pad is explicitly designed to counter the effect of heat from the bottom of the laptop and deflect EMF and ELF (Extremely Low-Frequency radiation) away from your body.
Its outer layer is made from a special silicon-plastic hybrid which makes it soft enough to be comfortable on your lap and provides plenty of grip to keep your laptop in place.
And since its inner layer is made of ferromagnetic steel and aluminum plating, the SYB Laptop Pad deflects up to 92% of EMF and ELF radiation away from your body.
Besides that, the SYB Laptop Pad also comes in different colors. So, you can choose one that matches your style.
So, to summarize, stylish, compact, and available in multiple colors, our Laptop Pad is uniquely designed to offer comfort, thermal shielding, and EMF protection in one neat, affordable package. Get yours at the SYB Store.
The level of EMF pollution in our environment is ever-growing, and it won’t stop anytime soon. Modern technology is evolving, and EMF is one of the things that makes modern tech work.
But just because EMF is here to stay doesn’t mean you can’t live a safer, healthier life.
You just need to create a healthy balance between you and your tech.
Learn all about it in The Healthier Tech Podcast, where experts from different industries share how to live alongside technology in a safer, healthier way. We’re available on all major platforms, so give it a listen.