has an octopus-like grip over modern-day society and our lives, sitting
at the heart of this beast are cell phones. From being briefcase-sized,
ultra-expensive devices, they’ve innovated to become both portable and
affordable to everyone.
surprisingly the number of cell phone users has exploded over the last
20 years. In the United States in 1985, the number of cell phone users
were recorded at 340,213. By 1995 it had reached 33,758,661 and in 2010,
we were looking at 300,520,098 users! On a worldwide scale, the World
Health Organization (WHO) reported 6.9 billion mobile subscriptions as
of 2014. Amazing, isn’t it. But what about the dangers?
Phone Radiation Exposures Linked To Cancer
phones have now evolved into all singing and dancing smart phones. These
additional functions, or apps, make it a lot harder for us to put our
phone down. There’s always something to do, whether it’s a game to play
or Facebook that needs some checking, monitoring the stock market or
referring to our planner. This means we’re more in contact with our cell
phones than we’ve ever been and also more exposed to their dangers.
few people realize is that cell phones emit a form of man-made
electromagnetic field (EMF) called radio-frequency radiation (RF
radiation), also known as microwaves. Yes, microwaves just like your
microwave oven except these microwaves are used to network
telecommunications. Nevertheless when we use our smart phone our bodies
are bombarded with these man-made frequencies. These man-made
frequencies penetrate our bodies and studies link these exposures to a
long list of serious diseases, including cancer.
Increase In Brain Tumors With Just 30 Minutes A Day On Your Cell Phone
2011, WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
officially classified cell phone radiation as possibly carcinogenic to
humans. Already the IARC has reported a 40% increased chance of gliomas
– specific types of brain tumors – in users who spend an average of 30
minutes per day on phone calls in the course of 10 years.
users have also been found to be particularly susceptible to various
other types of cancers such as testicular cancer, salivary gland tumors,
cancer related to the nervous system and also leukemia as stated in this
Term Effects Of Cell Phone Radiation Not Known
more, an Austrian study conducted by the Medical University of Vienna
determined the potential genotoxicity of being exposed to RF-EMFs. The
study stated that, “Cells are unusually sensitive to electromagnetic
fields.” The study also observed genotoxic effects -single and
double-strand breaks in DNA which suggests potential changes in our
genes. The side-effects of RF-EMF cell phone radiation type exposures
include a change in function the of neurotransmitters, metabolic changes
in the body, reduced memory and attention span, changes in sleeping
patterns and also headaches.
phones have been in use for a relatively short period of time. The fear
is that because of the ‘latency period’ between these radiation
exposures and observable effects on our health, as the Nuclear incidents
of the last century showed us, that the long-term effects of cell phone
usage are even worse than what is currently thought to be the case.
Quick and Easy Steps For Cell Phone Protection
logical way to deal with a problem is not to mull over it but implement
solutions! While completely abandoning cell phones is quite hard (if not
impossible) for many to do, you can apply these protective methods:
talking on the phone whenever possible and if you have to, keep the
call short. The best options are to use a landline or send an SMS.
store your phone in direct contact with your body. Instead of putting
it in your pocket, keep your cell phone in a backpack, handbag or
speaking on the phone, use a headset or if you’re in the right
environment, just go on loudspeaker! Avoid using Bluetooth headsets as
they also work wirelessly and increase your exposure to RF-EMF.
more apps you have on your cell phone, the more radiation it produces
as they run in the background. Remove what you don’t need and when
you’re not using the Internet, turn off your data network or your
talk on the phone in areas with poor coverage because this forces your
phone to use more power so it can receive and transmit.
you’re home, don’t use the Internet on your smart phone. Instead, use
your laptop/desktop with a hardwired Ethernet connection to avoid
off your cell phone at night or put it on flight mode. Resist the
temptation to sleep with your phone in your bedroom. Way safer is to
use a little battery alarm clock!
using your cell phone when it is charging. This is when the battery is
refueling and power is surging through your phone. Being in direct
contact means more exposure to magnetic fields.
use your cell phones when you’re in a car or using public
transportation. The vehicle can act as a “faraday cage” causing the
radiation to bounce around and be absorbed by your body at a higher
level than would otherwise be the case.
how most of us spend more time with our cell phone than we do with the
love of our lives, it’s important to be aware of the dangers! As for
now, take these personal measures to protect yourself, your loved ones
and your future generation.