Phones (hand-held mobile phones) Emit Microwave Radiation
Cell (mobile) phones & wireless networks emit radiation
in the microwave frequency range. Just as microwave radiation cooks
food at high levels, it causes damage to human tissue and DNA at
radiofrequency (30 kHz-300MHz) nor microwave fields (300-3000 MHz)
exist as significant components of the natural terrestrial electromagnetic
environment. In consequence, our human generation is the first to
voluntarily expose itself to artificial RF/microwave fields that
cover a wide spectrum of frequencies and intensities. Typical mobile
phones radiate an average power of 0.2-0.6 W. When hand-held and
operated close to the head, background levels are sharply distorted,
with 40 percent of radiated phone energy absorbed in the hand and
the head ([Kuster et al., 1997]). In this mode of operation, a mobile
phone may be regarded as a quite powerful radio transmitter. Its
emission at the head surface is typically 10,000 times stronger
than fields reaching the head of a user standing within 30m of the
base of a typical mobile phone relay transponder mounted on a tower
30m above ground." W. Ross Adey, International Encyclopedia
Microwave Radiation is Hazardous
Thousands of independent scientific studies have clearly shown that exposure to microwave radiation can cause severe and long-lasting
damage, however, it might take years for the damage to produce noticable
symptoms in some people.
A 10 year industry
sponsored study determined that cell phones are not safe, according
to the program's director, George Carlo, who was fired after presenting
his findings and threatened to not reveal his discoveries.
an environmental scientist in the US Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA), has studied the effects of radio frequency/microwave radiation
for 33 years says some of the research findings are "worrisome."
Even the notoriously
corrupt U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports, "the
available scientific evidence does not allow us to conclude that
mobile phones are absolutely safe."
The $100 Billion/year
cell phone industry has enough power to ensure that the truth about
its products are not known. Mass media makes so much money from
cell phone advertising that few of them are willing to publish articles
illuminating the hazards of cell phones.
The cell phone industry is following some of the same tactics used by the tobacco industry and has paid for hundreds of studies designed specifically to show that microwave radiation is not harmful and avoid showing the real effects.
Industry studies were used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop its policy that cell phones are safe. The man who created the pro-industry policy at the WHO was employed by the industry before, during and after he created the policy.
are the effects of the radiation?
industry sponsored studies have failed to show a clear
link between microwave radiation and brain tumors (there
are other effects which have been ignored by industry studies),
independent scientific studies show that microwave radiation
does indeed cause brain tumors and numerous other serious health problems.
travel through human tissue, glass, metal and plastic. Human tissue
also absorbs microwave radiation. The effect of even minute levels
of microwave radiation has been shown to:
the blood-brain barrier
head & brain tissue
gas pockets in eyes
cell membrane polarity
damage skin cells
effects of the radiation can produce a wide range of physical symptoms.
Some symptoms may take years to show up. Some of the effects can
be short-term while other effects are long-term or permanent. Opening
the blood-brain barrier allows toxins into the brain that cause
a wide range of ailments - many of which are currently unknown or
symptoms of cell phone usage:
swings (rage, depression)
& tingling in hands or arms
The safety of microwave radiation is no longer in question. The laws of physics dictate that the radiation is harmful. Hundreds of independent scientific
studies have clearly shown that if you use a cell phone or are continually exposed
to microwave radiation from a wireless network, microwave tower or other microwave emitting device
you are at risk for delibitating and life threatening illness.
just a few of the studies that show the risks associated with exposure
to microwave radiation.
Microwave Radiation Damages Blood - A study at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Tehran showed that microwave radiation alters the structure of blood hemoglobin (HbA) and reduces its ability to carry oxygen.
Cell Phones Cause Hearing Loss - A study conducted by hearing expert Dr. Naresh Pand shows that the microwave radiation from mobile phones causes hearing loss. Dr. Panda compared the hearing of 100 mobile phone users between the ages of 18 and 25 with that of 50 others who did not use mobile phones.
Radiation Causes Eye Damage - A study published in the
showed that the microwave radiation from cell phones can cause cataracts
and other eye damage by creating tiny air pockets in the lense of
Radiation Damages DNA - A four year study conducted by
the European Union (EU) by 12 research groups in 7 European countries
found that radiation from cell phones harm body cells and damages
DNA. The damaged DNA was passed on to subsequent generations of
cells, a condition for the formation of cancer.
"We know today that even one single exposition to a low dose of radiation from a mobile phone will bring about DNA damage in brain cells." Robert C Kane, former researcher at Motorola
Phone Usage Causes Tumors - A team of researchers at Institute
of Environmental Medicine at the Karolinska
Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, found almost a fourfold
increase of the tumors, known as acoustic neuromas, on the side
of the head where the phone was most often held. A recent study
sanctioned by the World Health Organization found an increased risk
of brain tumors in people who have used the phones for 10 years
Phone Usage Disrupts Children's Brains - A study conducted
by Dr. Michael Klieeisen at the Spanish Neuro Diagnostic Research Institute in Marbella found
that two minutes of cell phone usage disrupted brain function in
children for up to an hour after the exposure ended. The abnormal
brain function could result in psychiatric and behavioural problems
and impair learning ability.
Phone Usage Cuts Male Fertility - Research results show
that mobile phone usage reduces sperm count and damages surviving
sperm. Dr. Imre Fejes of the obstetrics and gynaecology department
at the University of Szeged in Hungary conducted the study and concludes:
“The prolonged use of cell phones may have a negative effect
on spermatogenesis (sperm production) and male fertility, that deteriorates
both concentration and motility.” Dr. Fejes paper was released
at the 20th
Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and
Embryology held in Berlin from 27 to 30 June 2004.
Tower Radiation Shown to Cause Headaches and Nausea - Three
Dutch ministries conducted a study that found that the radiation
from the next generation cell phone towers can cause headaches and
nausea. The study is the first of its kind and compared the impact
of radiation from base stations used for the current mobile telephone
network with that of cell towers for new third generation (3G) networks.
The study used lower a dose of radiation than cell phones. Hand
held phones emit stronger radiation when they are used, while cell
towers transmit more constant levels of radio signals, continuously
exposing everyone within range.
test group was exposed to third generation base station signals
there was a significant impact... They felt tingling sensations,
got headaches and felt nauseous," a spokeswoman for the Dutch
Economics Ministry said.
Radiation Causes Brain Damage - A study headed by Leif
Salford, Department of Neurosurgery at Lund
University in Sweden and published in Environmental
Health Perspectives shows that cell phone use damages neurons
in the brain. This study found that exposure to electromagnetic
fields emitted by certain phones was associated with the leakage
of labumin through the blood-brain barrier and neuronal damage that
increased in response to the amount of exposure. The radiation typically
experienced by a user of a cell phone actually burned holes in the
brains of rats.
Head Absorbs Radiation - Headaches, nausea, dizziness,
short-term memory problems, fatigue, and other complaints resulting
from cellular phone use are not due to low-level heating of the
brain; instead, they're apparently caused by the head serving as
an "antenna" and brain tissue as a radio receiver, according
to two Jerusalem researchers. Zvi Weinberger, a physicist who heads
the applied physics department at the Jerusalem College of Technology,
and Dr. Elihu Richter, head of the occupational medicine unit at
the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health, suggested
this in the latest issue of the journal Medical
Hypotheses. Mobile phones, they explained, "broadcast specifically
at frequencies at which the head serves as an antenna and brain
tissue serves as a demodulating radio receiver." Thus, precaution
must be taken in the use of cellphones, they wrote. Jeruselem
Phone Signals Affect Brain Activity - A study reported
in the Journal of Sleep Research (Blackwell
Publishing) found that 30 minutes exposure to electromagnetic
fields, as from GSM mobile phones, caused changes to brain activity
which lasted long afterwards. Dr Peter Achermann and colleagues
from the University of Zurich, and ITIS, in Zurich, found that blood
flow increased in areas of the brain on the side nearest the phone,
and that this effect lasted for over half an hour afterwards. They
also discovered that the brain’s electrical activity (‘brain
waves’) was not only affected immediately after the exposure,
but that this lasted through much of the subsequent night’s
From Cell Phones Can Make Cancer Grow Faster - "Italian
scientists have raised new health concerns about the safety of using
mobile phones, with research showing radio waves from the handsets
makes cancerous cells grow more aggressively.."
Phone Radiation Can Cause Brain Tumors - An epidemiology
study conducted by Dr. Lennart Hardell found a higher incidence
of brain tumors on the sides of heads used by mobile-phone subscribers
to make and receive calls. The study was published in the August,
2002 issue of the European Journal of Cancer Prevention.
Phones Incease Blood Pressure
- The June 1998 The
Lancet reported that radiation from mobiles caused an increase
of blood pressure. Dr Braune and colleagues in Freiburg, Germany,
attached mobiles to the right side of the heads of ten volunteers.
The phones were switched on and off by remote control without the
volunteers knowing - so that any radiation effect could be separated
from the psychological effect of holding a mobile phone. Their blood
pressure rose each time by between 5-10mm Hg which is enough to
cause a stroke in those at risk for one.
The body of
evidence showing the hazards of cell phones is more than sufficient
to cause alarm, yet, public health organizations continue to stall
while the cell phone industry builds more towers and makes billions
selling more phones. Just as the tobacco industry was able to hold
back the truth regarding the health effects of smoking, the cell
phone industry has suppresed the truth about cell phone hazards.
If you care about your health and the health of your family, please take
the time to educate yourself and have the courage to act on what
Wide area wireless Internet networks (Wi-Fi) are spreading rapidly and are now in many homes, cities, hotels, airports, schools, restaurants and other public places. Industry claims that the radiation from wireless networks is a fraction of that from cell phones, yet a 2007 BBC documentary showed that the radiation level in schools was up to three times higher than that from the main beam of a cell phone tower.
One of the biggest problems with wireless networks is the continual exposure. With a cell phone the exposure is limited to the time that the phone is switched on and transmitting. With wireless networks the exposure is 24/7.
Some schools in Europe are now removing wireless networks and replacing them with conventional wired networks due to the fact that teachers and students were experiencing neurological problems linked to microwave radiation.
What to Do About it
It is not easy for many of us to simply stop using a cell phone. There may be a significant financial cost related to not being able to communicate via a cell phone. For those who travel it is getting increasingly difficult to find a pay-phone anywhere. However, the risks are very real and very serious and one's health is certainly worth protecting. The cost of using a cell phone is likely much higher in the long-term than the cost of not using one.
Humans have lived and done business for thousands of years without mobile phones. 20 years ago few people had cell phones and 10 years ago there were almost no wireless networks. We all did just fine without them then and can do fine without them now.
Reduce your risk:
use a cell phone, wireless network or live near a cell phone tower.
Don't stand close to someone who is using a cell phone.
If you must
use a cell phone use it only in places with a strong signal. This
allows the phone to transmit at low power (up to 100 times lower
than its maximum value), reducing exposure accordingly.
the length of calls.
If you know
where the nearest cell phone tower is don't put yourself between
it and your phone, otherwise the signal travels straight through
antenna and hold the phone away from the head when possible.
car use a hands-free kit with an external antenna and keep the
phone away from your body. The external antenna should be as far
away from you as possible.
Do not use
an earphone if it is made of conductive wire. Studies have shown
that a metal earphone wire can act as an antenna and direct radiation
into the head from the ear canal. Some earphones now use fiber
optic cable or a hollow tube to convey sound.
Don't stay in hotels with wireless networks or patronize other businesses with wireless networks.
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