Nowadays, we cannot imagine our lives without cell phones. But, unfortunately, these devices can harm our overall health. In this article, we will show you how these devices can harm your health and how you can protect yourself.
Dr. Devra Davis, the author of “Disconnect – The Truth About Cellphone Radiation”, claims that there are serious radiation hazards which emanate from cell phones.
First, she was skeptic about the danger cell phones cause, until she did a deep research. Today, she works to provide toxicological and epidemiological evidence to prove her claims that radiation from cell phones is highly dangerous, and it can be even fatal.
Dr. Devra points out that cell phones affect your health with the inconstant nature of their signal. It disrupts resonance and obstructs the DNA repair.
Can Cell Phone Radiation Lead to Cancer?
Believed or not, there is a woman whose life story proves that mobile phones can cause cancer. This woman didn’t have any predisposing risk for cancer but she ended up with a multi-focal breast cancer.
This case was published in the newsletter by the Environmental Health Trust. This woman actually kept her mobile phone into her bra.
Two cancer specialist, Robert Nagourney and John West, explained that there was one possibility that may have contributed to the onset of her cancer.
Besides the fact that it can’t be proved that it was her cell phone that caused her cancer, it is an important warning for all ladies who keep their phones in their bras or in their pockets.
If you keep your mobile phone close to your body, it can cause serious harm to your overall health. So, change your habit. You shouldn’t have your phone at least 6 inches away from your body.
Why Is Dangerous to Have Your Cell Phone Close to Your Body?
Some parts of the body are more vulnerable that other parts.
A study from 2009 discovered that if you attach your phone on your hip, it can lead to weakened pelvis.
The results from the research shown that there was a lower mineral density on the side of the pelvis where the phones were attached. This means that the bone density is affected by the electromagnetic radiation emitted by modern phones.
Cell phones emit radiation even when you do not make a call. So, if you wear your phone in a certain place for more than 15 hours, that particular place is exposed to continuous radiation.
Cell phones can also affect the health and fertility of males.
When men attach their cell phones to the belts, the radiation affects their reproductive organs and other sensitive organs such as colon, bladder, liver and kidneys.
Current Studies Link Cell Phone With Cancer
A recent research by an Israeli research group found out that the rate of the parotid gland tumors significantly increased in the last 30 years.
The parotid gland is an important salivary gland. It is located close to the cheek.
Another research conducted by Dr. SiegalSadetzki showed that cell phones significantly contribute to salivary gland tumors.
The above-mentioned research pointed out that there is an increased risk of a parotid tumor for:
- 34 percent higher risk of people who have used a cell phone for five years.
- 58 percent of those people who had at least 5,500 calls.
- 49 percent of those people who had more than 266.3 hours spoken on their cell phones.
WHO Claims: Cell Phone Radiation is a Class B Carcinogen
There are nearly 6 billion cell phone users in the world or 87% of the world’s population. But, the cell phone use keeps on increasing.
On May 31, 2011, The International Agency for Research on Cancer as part of the World Health Organization, reported that cell phones may cause cancer and its radiation is a potential carcinogen for people. Wireless telephones could also increase the risk of brain cancer.
Children Are Exposed to Greatest Risk Even In Utero
Unfortunately, children are exposed to the highest risk because their thin skull bones allow the radiation to penetrate deep in the head to the midbrain. Moreover, children’s cells tend to reproduce more quickly, and as a result, they are more vulnerable to aggressive cell growth.
Pregnant women shouldn’t use cell phones at any cost. In 2008, specialists analyzed 13,000 children. They found out that cell phones have caused behavioral difficulties to children while in the womb or during childhood.
This study also found that children whose mothers regularly used cell phones have 54 percent increased risk of behavioral problems. When kids started using their cell phones, they have:
- 80 percent higher risk of behavioral difficulties
- 25 percent greater risk of emotional problems
- 34 percent greater risk of difficulties relating to their peers
- 35 percent greater risk of hyperactivity
- 49 percent greater risk of problems with conduct
Scientists Claim: The Harmful Effects Can Now Be Proven
According to the experts, cell phones and other gadgets can lead to heart irregularities, impaired fertility, depression, and diabetes.
DNA contains 2 structural properties of the fractal antennas: self-symmetry and electronic conduction. They both promote reactivity of DNA to the electromagnetic radiation.
In 2010, The Non-Thermal Effects of Mechanisms of Interaction Between Electromagnetic Fields and Living Matter has published an analysis of the popular mechanisms of action, such as DNA effects.
The mobile industry has conducted a 13-country Interphone study which showed that there is a 40 percent increased risk of brain cancer for more than 1,640 hours of cell phone use.
A Swedish research from 2007 discovered that there is a 540 percent higher risk of brain cancer for more than 2,000 hours of cell phone use.
The telecommunication industry is bigger than the medical industry and has a more influence than the drug companies.
There is a strong scientific proof which shows that cell phones significantly affect people’s health, especially the health of pregnant women and children. In order to protect yourself from this radiation, you should minimize your exposure and use of these wireless devices.
These Tips Will Help You:
- Children shouldn’t use any wireless device at any cost.
- Turn off your mobile phone more often and use it only for emergencies.
- If you are pregnant reduce your cell phone use.
- Reduce your use of other devices when you do not need them. You shouldn’t have any wireless or electronic device in your bedroom because it can reduce the quality of your sleep.
- The base station emits signal 24/7.
- Place the base station away from the room where you spend most of your time. Turn off the portable phone and use it only when you need. Always turn off your base station before you go to bed.
- Use the Mobile Phone Only Where the Reception is Good.
- Do not Carry Your Phone Close to Your Body.
- No Mobile Phone Is Safe.
- Avoid Keeping Your Cell Phone Close to Your Body When it is On.
- Take Care of the More Sensitive Ones.
- Avoid using cell phones near children.
- Use Safe Headsets.
- Here is a video from the Environmental Health Trust: