• Question: if you sleep with your phone next to your head,will it kill brain cells? if so if you keep your phone in your pocket as a male,can it kill sperm cells?

    Asked by hughgreer007 to clairemarieroberts, Faye, Martin, Mus, Pete, Mark U on 25 Apr 2012. This question was also asked by samuel1299.
    • Photo: Pete Etchells

      Pete Etchells answered on 25 Apr 2012:

      Hi hughgreer007! That’s a bit of a tough one – there’s no hard evidence that using a mobile phone damages your brain. Most scientists currently think that it doesn’t, but there’s still some research going on. If you keep it in your pocket though, there is some evidence that suggests that it might damage your sperm. Again though, it’s not 100% conclusive – but it wouldn’t hurt to turn your phone off when you don’t need it.

    • Photo: Faye Didymus

      Faye Didymus answered on 29 Apr 2012:

      Hi hughgreer007. As Pete says, the science research in this area is inconclusive. Some say it can damage your brain, others say it won’t. There’s no hard and fast rules at the moment but no doubt scientists will do lots more research to find out exactly what we should and shouldn’t be doing with our mobile phones!