But as cell phone use continues to grow unabated, a growing body of researchers is speaking out against the technology, warning that it may have serious biological side effects that must be acknowledged and remedied.
Fortunately, their warnings are slowly but surely beginning to be heard.
Using an X-ray technique used in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with osteoporosis, researchers measured pelvic bone density in 150 men who regularly carried their cell phones attached to their belts.The men carried their phones for an average of 15 hours each day, and had used cell phones for an average of six years.In addition, you have a number of other sensitive organs in that general area, including liver, kidneys, colon and bladder—all of which are susceptible to radiation. The report states that your risk of getting a parotid tumor on the same side of your head that you use for listening to the mobile phone increases by: —that's 87 percent of the world population!I think it's safe to say, we've already passed the point of no return when it comes to this technology.Overall, the study revealed that mothers who used mobile phones were 54 percent more likely to have children with behavioral problems.
Later on, when the children began using cell phones themselves, they were: that cell phones and related gadgets are capable of causing not only cancer but contributing to a wide variety of other conditions, from depression and diabetes to heart irregularities and impaired fertility.On May 31, 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO)/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a report admitting cell phones might indeed cause cancer, classifying radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" (Class 2B)"Dr Jonathan Samet (University of Southern California, USA), overall Chairman of the Working Group, indicated that "the evidence, while still accumulating, is strong enough to support a conclusion and the 2B classification.The conclusion means that there could be some risk, and therefore we need to keep a close watch for a link between cell phones and cancer risk." Sadly, children and teens are at greatest risk—both for parotid gland tumors and brain tumors—as their thinner skull bones allow for greater penetration of cell phone radiation.These properties contribute to greater reactivity of DNA to electromagnetic fields than other tissues, making the long-term consequences of repeated microwave exposures to our genetic material of great concern. Blank is adamant when he says that there IS evidence of harm, and that the harm can be significant.He also points out that the science showing harmful effects has been peer-reviewed, published, and that the results have been replicated, evaluated and "judged by scientists capable of judging it." I wrote an in-depth article about these findings back in January of last year. An analysis of the range of known mechanisms of action, including DNA effects, was published in November 2010 in " showed a 40 percent increased risk of brain cancer from 1,640 or more hours of cell phone use, and independent Swedish research published in 2007 showed a 540 percent increased risk of brain cancer from greater than 2,000 hours of cell phone use It's worth remembering that the telecommunication industry is much larger than the medical industrial complex, and they have far more influence than the drug companies.Keep in mind that the most dangerous place to be, in terms of radiation exposure, is within about six inches of the emitting antenna.