Cell phones have been proven to affect the human body in a hurtful manner, and this was finally confirmed on May 31, 2011.
The World Health Organization (WHO)/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published a report which stated that cell phones can induce cancer, due to their radioactive activity and electromagnetic fields.
The classification (Class 2B)vi also stated that wireless phones increase the odds for suffering brain cancer.
As the statement explains:
“Dr. Jonathan Samet (University of Southern California, USA), overall Chairman of the Working Group, indicated that “the evidence, while still accumulating, is strong enough to support a conclusion and the 2B classification. The conclusion means that there could be some risk, and therefore we need to keep a close watch for a link between cell phones and cancer risk.”
“Given the potential consequences for public health of this classification and findings,” said IARC Director Christopher Wild, “it is important that additional research be conducted into the long‐term, heavy use of mobile phones. Pending the availability of such information, it is important to take pragmatic measures to reduce exposure such as hands‐free devices or texting.”
Children are mostly exposed- even before birth
Unfortunately the groups that are mostly affected by the negative impact of cellphones are children and teenagers. Usually they showed signs of brain tumors, since the thinner skull consistency is more subjected to receiving cell phones radiation.
What is worse, this radiation penetrates to the midbrain, which is almost always lethal. In children this happens more often because they somehow encourage aggressive cell growth.
Professor Lennart Hardell of Sweden explains that children who are exposed to cell phones from an early age (4-5 years old) suffer greatest risk for developing brain tumors in their teenage years.
Aside from children, pregnant women are also advised to steer clear of cell phones exposure. One research from 2008 investigated around 13,000 children and revealed that certain behavioral problems arrive as a result of infant or embryo exposure to cell phone radiation.
The risk is even bigger if pregnant women are exposed to using handsets two or three times a day. This ultimately leads to hyperactivity and difficulties with conduct, emotions, and relationships in babies and preschool children. By the age of seven, the direct exposure to this radiation is even bigger.
Expectant mothers who spend their time on their mobile phones suffer 54% bigger chance of giving birth to children with behavioral issues.
When those children continued using cell phones, the following was proven:
- 80 percent more likely to suffer from behavioral difficulties
- 25 percent more at risk from emotional problems
- 34 percent more likely to suffer from difficulties relating to their peers
- 35 percent more likely to be hyperactive
- 49 percent more prone to problems with conduct
Experts Finally Prove The Damaging Effects
The biological effects of electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) and wireless technologies experts were the ones to prove that cell phones are harmful to our health.
Not just cancer-wise but also with triggering depression, diabetes to heart irregularities and impaired problems. Ultimately it was proven that this type of radiation can damage and impair the human DNA.
Dr. Martin Blank, PhD, is one of the most qualified researchers of cellular and molecular effects of electromagnetic fields in the U.S. The doctor held a speech on November 18, 2010 at the Commonwealth Club of California program “The Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields,” co-sponsored by ElectromagneticHealth.org.
Then, he explained why the DNA is so prone to being harmed by negative cell phone radiation and electromagnetic fields.
The International Journal of Radiation Biology, April 2011ix shows that our DNA has the two main and structural characteristics of fractal antennas: electronic conduction and self-symmetry.
The two make our DNA more subjected to electromagnetic fields, unlike in any other organ.
Dr. Blank is persistent in his claim that proof exists and the side effects are huge. This evidence was thoroughly analyzed, published and announced by “scientists capable of judging it.”
An analysis of the range of known mechanisms of action, including DNA effects, was published in November 2010 in “Non-Thermal Effects and Mechanisms of Interaction Between Electromagnetic Fields and Living Matterx.”
Furthermore, the mobile industry’s own research in the 13-country Interphone study showed a 40 percent increased risk of brain cancer from 1,640 or more hours of cell phone use, and independent Swedish research published in 2007 showed a 540 percent increased risk of brain cancer from greater than 2,000 hours of cell phone use.
Tips For Cell Phone Safety
Because the phone industry is much bigger than the medical, there are many tactics they use to sell any kinds of cell phones without addressing the side effects.
Other than Dr. Davis, Dr. Lai also published a review in 2008, there are two times larger odds that independent studies find more side effects unlike prepaid, official studies, sponsored by phone companies.
Here is what you can do to protect yourself and especially your children from unwanted cell phone electromagnetism and radiation:
-- Unless it is urgent, children should never use cell phones or other wireless device
-- Limit your cell phone use and turn it off more often. This is especially important if you are pregnant.
-- Use a Land Line at Home and at Work: Skype allows you to use portable numbers via your computer, so make sure to be keener on these kinds of communication methods.
-- Lower or cease use of other wireless devices: other than cell phones, many devices which are wireless can also send radioactive waves. The best option for a phone is the one that uses 900 MHz to work. Avoid placing such devices in the bedroom. Most of the portable phones are 5.8 Gigahertz, so try and look for RF meters that go up to 8 Gigahertz, which is recommended for consumers.
-- Beware of placement- devices such as these release radiation even when you are not using them. Make sure to place them at least three rooms away from your location, and under no circumstances place them in the bedroom. You can also always turn the portable phone off and use it only when you need it.
-- If your portable phone is DECT, or digitally enhanced cordless technology, it will spread radiation and negative waves for sure.
-- Use cell phone only where reception is good- if the reception is poor your phone will use more power to operate which means it will expose you to even more radiation.
-- Do not carry phone on you- this increases the exposure, so be careful and place phone in a bag or a purse. Never take your phone in your pockets- this especially influences the fertility.
-- All cell phones are dangerous- there is no one better than the other. Although there are measurements that provide you with such information, they are just a scam to force you to buy the phone.
-- If your phone is turned on, keep it away from your body- six inches of the emitting antenna is the worst place you can be. Keep phone at a safe distance while it is working.
-- Have in mind the people who do not want to be exposed to this kind of electromagnetism. Some individuals are more sensitive than others, even if a device is not used. Second hand exposure to radiation is very possible, and children are mostly affected by it.
-- Always go for Safer Headset Technology: It is best to use wired headphones to avoid close contact with your phone. Even though they are completely protected too, try to find a headset that is shielded.
The ideal headphones are both wired and air-tube headset. The reason for this is because they transmit the sound just as a wave instead of radiating.