Over the past two decades, hundreds of scientific studies have examined the effects of EMF radiation on living organisms in three major areas:

  • Fertility
  • Testosterone production
  • Cellular health
A detailed insight into the current research situation is provided by the EMF portal co-founded by the University Hospital RWTH Aachen at https://emf-portal.org.

Selected results for each area are presented below.

1. Fertility
EMF radiation can have a negative effect on sperm quality. The strength of the effect depends on the daily radiation exposure:

No radiation exposure Low radiation exposure (1 hour/day) Intense radiation exposure (4 hours/day)
Number of sperm (*106/ml) 85,89 -20% -41%

Motility (%)

67,80 -5% -34%

Viability (%)

71,77 -5% -34%

Morphology    (in % normal)

40,32 -23%


Source: Argawal et al. (2008)

2. Testosterone production

In men, more than 95% of testosterone is produced in the testes. It has been shown that even a daily 60-minute exposure to cell phones can reduce testosterone levels by more than 50%.

Source: Meo et al. (2010)

A decrease in testosterone levels negatively affects the following parameters:

  • Libido
  • Muscle mass and strength
  • Fat distribution
  • Bone mass
  • Sperm production
  • Red blood cell production

Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) - U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

3. Cellular Health
"The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified EMF radiation as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B) based on the study evidence.

This classification is current and applies to all radio frequencies, including those designated for 5G up to 300 GHz (note: 5G is within this described range: 0.7-0.8 GHz, 3.4-3.8 GHz, and in the future 26 GHz and higher). Subsequent investigations have substantiated this assessment."

Source: Statement of the Austrian Medical Association Vienna on 5G, 14.02.2020