The claims that cells phones are dangerous to our health were confirmed in 2011 by the World Health Organization/ International Agency for Research on Cancer. They published a report stating that cells phone have radioactive activity and electromagnetic field which can cause cancer. Also, they increase the risk of brain cancer development.
The report states:
“The chairman of the Working group at the University of Southern California, Dr. Jonathan Samet, indicates that the evidence is still being accumulated, but they can strongly support this conclusion and the 2B classification. The conclusion is that there is a risk, so we need to watch closely the connection between cell phones and the risk of cancer.”
As the IARC Director, Christopher Wild, says: “There are potential consequences for public health of this classification, so we urgently need additional research into the long-term and heavy use of cell phones. The availability of this information is still pending, so we need to take pragmatic steps to reduce the exposure to these devices.”
Children are exposed to these effects even before they are born
Children and teenagers are the most exposed to the negative effects of cell phones. They show signs of brain cancer because their skull is more subjected to radiation from the phone. The radiation penetrates the midbrain, causing lethal consequences in almost every case.
As the Swedish professor Lennart Hardell explains, children who are exposed to cell phones from around the age of 4-5 have higher risk of brain tumors in their teenage period.
Pregnant women should also avoid using cell phones, as much as possible. A research from 2008, conducted on 13,000 children, has discovered that some behavioral issues are a result of exposure to cell phone radiation in the embryo period or as an infant.
Using handsets 2-3 times a day can increase the risk for pregnant women even more, which can lead to hyperactivities and difficulties with emotions, in babies and preschool kids. Pregnant women using cell phone regularly have 54% more chances to give birth to a child with behavioral issues. When this child continues using a cell phone, it results in:
- 80% greater chances of suffering from behavioral problems
- 49% greater chances to be more prone to problems with conduct
- 35% greater chances to be hyperactive
- 34% greater chances to suffer from difficulties relating with its peers
- 25% greater chances of emotional problems
Scientific proof of harmful effects
The electromagnetic frequencies not only increase the risk of cancer, they can also trigger depression, diabetes or heart problems, but it can also damage DNA.
Dr. Martin Blank, who is the most qualified researcher in the field of cellular and molecular effects of electromagnetic fields in the USA explains why the DNA is prone to negative effects from cell phone radiation and electromagnetic fields: our DNA has the 2 min structural characteristics of fractal antennas- self-symmetry and electronic conduct, which make our DNA more subjected to these fields.
Dr. Blank claims that he has a proof of this, which was analyzed in details, published and announced by renowned scientists.
The mobile industry has conducted their own research in 23 countries, which a 40% increased risk of brain cancer from 1,640 hours of cell phone use. According to an independent Swedish research, there is a 540% increased risk of brain cancer from more than 2,000 hours of cell phone use.
How to be safe?
The phone industry is selling their cell phones without any warning of the possible side effects.
Dr. Lai is another expert who stated that there are 2 times bigger chances that the independent studies will find more side effects, unlike the official studies sponsored by the phone companies.
How to protect yourself and your children from unwanted cell phone radiation and electromagnetic fields:
- Children should not use cell phones, unless urgent
- At home or at work use a land line, or some communication applications like Skype.
- Limit the use of cell phone and turn it off as much as possible.
- Don`t keep the phone close to your body when it`s working.
- There is no cell phone less dangerous that the rest, they are all the same.
- Put the cell phone in your bag, not in your pocket, it can cause infertility.
- Digitally enhanced cordless technology (DECT) spreads radiation for sure.
- Poor phone reception will make the phone use more power, which means more radiation.
- Second hand exposure to electromagnetic waves is very possible, and children are the most affected.
- Go for safer headset technology, like wired headphones to avoid contact with the phone. Wired and air-tune headsets are the best headphones, because they transmit the sound like a wave, not like a radiation.
- Devices like portable phones can cause radiation even when not in use. Place them at least 3 rooms away from where you are, definitely not in the bedroom.
- Decrease the use of wireless devices, because they can also send radioactive waves. The best phone it’s the one using 900 MHz to function, but don`t place it in the bedroom. Most portable phones are 5.8 GHz, so look for a RF meters which go up to 8 GHz, recommended as safe.