How many hours do you spend on your mobile phone? If the craze of making status updates, or tweeting has reached a point where you see yourself skipping meals, or sleep just to be online then you are putting yourself at a risk of impotency. A research has proved that using mobile devices for more than 4 hours can turn a person impotent.

Twin studies done in Austria and Egypt have proved beyond doubt that there is a clear-cut connection between mobile phone usage and erectile dysfunction.

Researchers have deduced that electromagnetic radiation emitted by these devices or the heat they trigger cause the damage.

In the study two groups were formed – the first group comprised of 20 men who were having erectile dysfunction, while the other group was made up of 10 men who had no such disorder.

Researchers probed the 20 men from the first group about their cell phone cravings, and the amount of time they spent on net surfing plus other related questions. The results were then reviewed vis-a-vis the inputs taken from the 10 unaffected men. It was discovered that men troubled with impotence spent long hours on their mobile devices, compared to others who did not suffer from this disorder.

Men of both groups had the same age, weight, and height. They all smoked and there was no variation in their total testosterone or exposure to other known sources of radiation.

Scientists discovered that men affected by erectile dysfunction always had their mobile phones switched-on – and on an average they carried these devices for 4.4 hours in a day. Opposed to that the men who did not suffer from ED disorder were reported as having an average of 1.8 hours per day.

”Men addicted to mobile phones are themselves increasing their risk of infertility,” stated the researchers whose report was recently posted in a newsletter of Environmental Health Trust (EHT).

EHT is a non-profit organization that’s involved in spreading awareness about the disastrous effects of unsafe cell phone use and has been conducting innovative research on cell phone radiation.

Interestingly, in the twin study no affect on the sperm count was discovered.

Considering that the pilot study was small-scale, researchers sensed that the results signaled a strong need of a large-scale study.