Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cell Phone Radation

Factual or false -better to be safe than sorry .....
The controversy continues. Whilst the article mentions new findings indicating
damage caused by cell phone radiation, it also acknowledges that many feel
that the evidence isn't conclusive. However, it isn't conclusive that the radiation
is safe either. The last para quotes Dr. Blaylock .."It would be ludicrous to say 
that cell phone radiation has no effect. That's nonsense." 

Although my daily usage of the cellphone is quite low I don't think I wan't to find
out the hard way by experimenting on myself. I am switching to a cabled or blutooth
(wire-free) earpiece as much as possible, keeping the phone away from the head.

New Evidence Cellphones Cause Cancer
By Sylvia Booth Hubbard

There's more troubling news linking cellphones with cancer.
Researchers at Tel Aviv University found indicators of a major risk
for cancer in the saliva of people who were heavy users of cellphones.

Since cellphones are placed close to the salivary glands when in use,
the scientists decided to examine the saliva of cellphone users to
look for clues in the relationship between cellphones and cancer. They
examined men who used their cellphones for at least eight hours a
month, although most cellphone users speak for much longer, as much as
30 to 40 hours a month, according to researcher Dr. Yaniv Hamzany of
Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Their saliva was
compared to people who didn't use cellphones at all, or only used them
to send text messages.

The scientists discovered that the saliva of those who were heavy
users showed high amounts of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress
produces free radicals which damage all parts of cells including DNA,
and is an important risk factor for cancer.

"This suggests that there is considerable oxidative stress on the
tissue and glands which are close to the cellphone when in use," Dr.
Hamzany says. "The damage caused by oxidative stress is linked to
cellular and genetic mutations which cause the development of tumors."

Although the study didn't prove that cellphones cause cancer, the
researchers say it adds to an increasing body of evidence that
indicates they may be harmful. Many previous studies have found
disturbing links between cellphones and diseases, especially cancer
and neurological problems.

• A study by the Israeli Weitzmann Institute of Science found
cellphones increased the risk of tumors in the salivary glands by 50
percent. The risk was even higher if the caller always used the same
ear, didn’t use a hands-free gadget, or used the phone while in a
rural area where reception was poor. The researchers found that a call
lasting just 10 minutes can trigger changes in brain cells that are
associated with cancer.

• A Swedish study found that those who used mobile phones for 10 years
quadrupled their risk of ear tumors. One study conducted by twelve 12
European research groups found that radio waves from cellphones harm
cells and damage DNA. Researchers at the University of Washington
discovered that two hours of exposure to the levels of radiation
emitted by cell phones splintered the DNA of brain cells in rats,
making them appear similar to cells found in cancerous tumors.

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• University of Toronto researchers found that an increased risk of
auto accidents persisted up to 15 minutes after a call was completed –
the equivalent, said one investigator, of driving dead drunk.

• A Russian study found that children who used cellphones had poorer
memories than those children who didn’t, and a British study found
that children who used cellphones risked memory loss, sleeping
disorders, and headaches.

In addition, an animal study by researchers at Yale University linked
the radiation from cellphones to changes in brain development that
could cause hyperactivity. "We have shown that behavioral problems in
mice that resemble ADHD are caused by cellphone exposure in the womb,"
said senior researcher Dr. Hugh S. Taylor, a reproductive specialist.
"The rise in behavioral disorders in human children may be in part due
to fetal cellular telephone irradiation exposure."

• Research in seven countries found that young men who are heavy users
of cellphones drastically lower their sperm count. "All the research
shows the same thing," award-winning scientist Devra Davis told the
Daily Mail. "If you take young men who are trying to become fathers,
those who use mobile phones at least four hours a day have about half
the sperm count of others. Sperm exposed to mobile phone radiation in
the lab is sicker, thinner, and less capable of swimming."

The FDA says that while there’s no convincing evidence that cellphones
are dangerous, there’s no proof they’re completely safe, either. A
2006 report from the World Health Organization found no adverse
effects from cellphones, but also noted that other studies indicated
an increase in tumors.

However, after reviewing dozens of cellphone studies, the
International Agency for Research on Cancer issued a statement in 2011
that said cell phones may cause cancer in humans and currently
classify them as carcinogenic category 2B — potentially carcinogenic
to humans. They based their findings on studies that found using a
cellphone for 10 years doubles the risk of developing a glioma, the
same type of cancerous tumor that killed Ted Kennedy.

Neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock, editor of The Blaylock Wellness
Report, doesn't believe that cellphones are harmless. "There is
considerable evidence that cell phones damage the brain as well as
other tissues and organs," he told Newsmax Health. "Many studies have
shown that the microwave radiation from cellphones damages tissues and
especially DNA.

"It would be ludicrous to say that cellphone radiation has no effect,"
Dr. Blaylock said. "That’s nonsense."

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