Why silver? Why not lead?
The makers of Wireless Armour claim they protect the wearer from electromagnetic radiation by meshing pure silver into the pouch area (and, indeed, all around).
Joseph Perkins says in a YouTube video that he “came across this problem” while teaching physics in Switzerland.
There is, Perkins says, enormous evidence that radiation is a contributor. This led him to take the next step a true physicist would: create radiation-blocking men’s knickers.
Wireless Armour’s scientific basis is simple: It seeks to create a Faraday cage around your most important beastly areas.
These underpants have silver woven into them, which means you can allegedly enjoy life with less a chastity belt and more a cage of pure potential.
Perkins says he has given up his underwear for independent testing and the results were that 99.9 percent of radiation was repelled.
We should be highly skeptical of this. For one, it is debated whether electromagnetic radiation causes lower sperm count and infertility in men. So it might be that this could end up being a piece of expensive cloth with no real function other than just covering your private parts and making you feel like you are doing something important. I’m not getting the use of silver to redirect EM waves. Is that real or just sciencey language?
There is some evidence that RF radiation can cause temporary lower motility in sperm but there are no studies so far that seem to indicate any long term effect.
There has also been theories that heat from laptops causes infertility but nothing substantive showed that was the case, though this makes more sense and may be a source of confusion for people.
If you wonder what a Faraday cage is and what it does, you can read about it here.
But while the Wold Health Organization (WHO) has listed electromagnetic radiation as possibly carcinogenic, they also state that is should not be misinterpreted that any significant risk has been observed but rather “that the possibility could not be conclusively ruled out using the available data.”
Sounds like this is marketed to highly paranoid guys.
Tip: Joel Peterson