Cell Phone radiation danger???

Again, my newspaper has provoked me to action. The headline “FCC quietly revises guidelines for cell phone radiation safety.” In an article taken from the Washington Post, my local rag tells me that the long standing recommendations that concerned consumers purchase phones with lower level of radiation emissions’ had been dropped. Further, “it is a secretive change like the one that was just made raises questions of collusion with industry and does not help make the change credible,” per Michael Marcus in a blog on Public Knowledge, a public interest site.
Contrast that with the works of Devra Davis, Nobel Prize winner. She found evidence of studies, some decades old, showing that the radio-frequency radiation used by cell phones could indeed have biological effects — enough to damage DNA and potentially contribute to brain tumors. She found that other countries — like France and Israel — had already acted, discouraging the use of cell phones by children and even putting warning signs on handsets. She found evidence of dramatic increases in certain kinds of brain tumors among unusually young patients who were heavy users of cell phones. And, just as she saw with tobacco and lung cancer, Davis discovered that the wireless industry — often with the help of governments — had discouraged independent scientists who studied cell phones, and helped produced questionable science that effectively clouded the issue. “This is about the most important and unrecognized public health issues of our time,” says Davis. “We could avert a global catastrophe.”
Ultimately, she makes a strong case that we’ve underplayed the possible threat from cell phones. We’re disconnected — even as worrying studies have begun to pile up, however quietly, the message has been slow to reach public health experts and even slower to reach the government. “The fact that we don’t know everything about the subject doesn’t mean that everything is fine,” she says. “I can’t tell you that cell phones are dangerous, but I can tell you that I’m not sure they’re safe.”
So what do you do? Well, I can tell you what I do. As much as possible, I leave my cell off my body. That means that I carry it in my purse. When I need to use it, I try to use the speaker option, and put the phone on my desk. While I know this is not always possible, try to use these suggestions as often as possible.
Until next time,

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2010/09/27/book-review-a-scientist-takes-a-hard-look-at-cell-phones-and-cancer-risk/#ixzz11hpq1aDz

  1. This a truly great post and may be one that can be followed up to see what goes on

    A chum mailed this link the other day and I’m eagerly anticipating your next blog post. Keep on on the very good work.

  2. I don’t usually reply to posts but I will in this case.
    my God, i thought you were going to chip in with some decisive insght at the end there, not leave it
    with ‘we leave it to you to decide’.

    • I am not in the habit of telling others what to do. I told you what I do. I very rarely wear my cell phone, and whenever possible I use it with the speaker option… what you do is for you to decide. I hope that you decide well 🙂

  3. The World Health Organization has declared that cell phone radiation may be linked to brain cancer. Ten studies connect cell phone radiation to diminished sperm count and sperm damage. Others raise health concerns such as altered brain metabolism, sleep disturbance and behavioral changes in children. Then I researched ways to avoid the danger from cell phone radiation . I found cases from Pong Research, I read that this technology reduces exposure to radiation while optimizing the mobile reception. I was skeptical about it, anyway, I decided to try it, because Pong is the only technology proven in FCC-certified laboratories to reduce the exposure to mobile device radiation by up to 95% below the FCC limit without compromising the device’s ability to communicate.

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