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Opinion, Letter of the Day, 24 heures,
7 May 2013
Re. Article by François Meylan, Secretary-General of the of the Christian Democratic People's Party, "Sterility, A Major Health Issue" (24 heures, 15 April 2013)
"It is time to sound the alarm on the issue of sterility", writes Mr. Meylan. We incriminate endocrine disruptors found in pesticides and plastics. No one dares point the finger at our favorite devices: smartphones, laptops, tablets... Keeping a smartphone switched on in the pocket or on the belt harms the genetic code and mobility of sperm. One is radiating the sensitive parts of the body with electromagnetic waves, classified by WHO as "possibly carcinogenic". Moreover, a laptop, tablet or iPad on one's lap, connected to Wi-Fi, which emits the same type of waves, can damage fertility. The exposure to radiation of these devices can also have a negative impact on female fertility and increase the risk of miscarriage during pregnancy.