Here’s a news item that ought to be great for the cell phone industry:

Mobile phones cut sperm up to 30pc
By Helen Tobler
June 28, 2004
MEN who regularly carry a mobile phone could have their sperm count reduced by as much as 30 per cent.
Those who place their phone near their groin, on a belt or in a pocket, are at greatest risk, new research has revealed.
The findings, to be presented at an international conference this week, are the first to suggest male fertility could be affected by the radiation emitted by mobile phones, also long suspected of causing cancer.
The study by Hungarian researchers found the sperm that did survive exposure to mobile phone radiation showed abnormal movements, further reducing fertility.
But Australian experts advised men not to panic yet.

No need for all men to panic, but those wanting to have children who are having trouble might think twice about where they put their phones. I’m a licensed ham, and one of the things they drill into you when you study for the exams is the dangerous nature of radio emissions. (A cell phone, of course, is both a transmitter and a receiver.) Depending on the wavelength, exposure time, and proximity to the transmitter, radio emissions can cause cataracts and sterility.
Just one of the risks of life, however minute it might be. I don’t know why anyone would be surprised.
It goes without saying, of course, that cell phones transmit from wherever they are located.