Radiation Dangers of Cell Phones
Cell Phone EMF Health Risks
Although most mainstream news articles choose to focus on the apparent safety levels of cell phone radiation, there are countless studies showing that radiation from cell phones does indeed carry serious health risks to the user.
There have been studies linking cell phone radiation to brain tumors, cancer, blindness, birth defects, autism, ADD, sleeping disorders, autoimmune illnesses and miscarriages.
Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer
Research scientist Dr. George Carlo was hired by the Cell Phone Industry in the ’90’s to head a 30 million dollar research program whose purpose was to prove that cell phones were safe. After 6 years of research, Dr. Carlo could find no evidence that cell phones were safe. In fact, his research showed that there was a direct link between cell phone radiation and cancer.
As Dr. Carlo states in his 2002 book entitled “Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age: An Insider’s Alarming Discoveries about Cancer and Genetic Damage”:
“The big picture is disturbingly clear. There is a definite risk that the radiation plume that emanates from a cell phone antenna can cause cancer and other health problems. It is a risk that affects hundreds of millions of people around the world. It is a risk that must be seen and understood by all who use cell phones so they can take all the appropriate and available steps to protect themselves and especially to protect young children whose skulls are still growing and who are the most vulnerable to the risks of radiation .”
Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
Dr. Carlo’s research into cell phone radiation showed that people who use cell phones have three times the risk of developing brain tumors, brain cancer and eye cancer. Dr. Carlo also found that radiation from cell phone use disrupted the blood/brain barrier, damaged DNA and caused micronuclei to enter the blood stream. All of his findings were corroborated by the European Union in 2004.
Another study on the hazards of cell phone radiation was done under the supervision of the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr. Lennart Hardell was head of the study conducted at the Orerbro Medical Center in Sweden. The study showed that people who used cell phones for less than 10 years faced a 20% higher risk of developing brain tumors. For those who used cell phones for over ten years, the risk of developing a brain tumor increased 80%. The study also found that brain tumors were 2.5 times more likely to be on the same side of the head on which the cell phone was held.
In 1993, a lawsuit was filed against the Cell Phone Industry by a man whose wife died of a brain tumor. The tumor was on the same side of her head where she held her cell phone and was shaped like the cell phone’s antenna. The man lost the suit.
In 1999, another lawsuit was brought against the Cell Phone Industry, this time by a neurologist from Maryland who was diagnosed with a brain tumor on the same side of his head where he held his cell phone. The suit was dismissed. Shortly after he died.
Cell Phone Radiation Sickness and the W.H.O. EMF Project
In 2002, Gro Harlem Brundtland, then head of the World Health Organization, told a Norwegian journalist that cell phones were banned from her office in Geneva. She went on to say that if she comes within 4 meters (13 feet) of a cell phone, she begins to feel ill. Besides heading the WHO, Gro Harlem Brundtland is a medical doctor and was the former Prime Minister of Norway.
This news was reported in the March 9, 2002 issue of the Dagblade newspaper. No other media outlet ran this story on Brundtland’s apparent electrosensitivity to cell phone radiation. The following week a public statement was made by Michael Repacholi, head of the WHO’s International EMF Project, ridiculing Ms. Brundtland, his then boss, and her cell phone radiation concerns. Five months late Gro Harlem Brundtland announced she would step down from her leadership post at the WHO.
Cell Phone Safety Standards
Cell phones were approved for consumer use by the FDA without any pre-market testing.
In 2011, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified mobile phone radiation on the IARC scale into Group 2B – possibly carcinogenic. That means that there “could be some risk” of carcinogenicity, so additional research into the long-term, heavy use of mobile phones needs to be conducted. -Wikipedia
Cell Phone Radiation Protection
While using Shielding/Blocking Phone Cases has become a popular choice for those interested in protecting from harsh cell phone radiation, studies show that attempting to block an active signal only results in the signal being strengthened as it continues to strive to make a connection in spite of being blocked.
While attempting to block frequencies might have its place as a means of EMF protection under certain circumstances, attempting to block an active signal is not recommended. The only way to truly protect from active signals is to transform the signal so it is no longer stressful to the body.
How To Protect From Cell Phone Radiation
We recommend placing the Swirl-It on your cell phone.