|New Cell Phone Dangers|
You Don't Deserve Brain Cancer - You Deserve The
By Amy Worthington
Some people appear to have an almost pathological
emotional attachment to their cell phones and there is a fascinating
suggestion that cell radiation pulses might actually be addictive to
the human brain.. We can't save those who would rather die than
switch. But ethics compelled us to ensure that all reasonable people
have access to the basic scientific facts.
Your cell phone is a microwave transmitter and it
should bear a cancer warning! Microwave energy oscillates at
millions to billions of cycles per second. The Journal of Cellular
Biochemistry reports that these frequencies cause cancer and other
diseases by interfering with cellular DNA and its repairmechanisms.
Microwave promotes rapid cell aging. Italian scientists have
recently demonstrated that cell phone radiation makes cancerous
cells grow aggressively. Cordless phones marked 900 megahertz or 2.4
gigahertz emit the same dangerous microwave radiation as cell
The connection between microwave exposure and
cancer has been documented for years. During the Cold War, the
Soviets irradiated the U.S. Embassy in Moscow , Russia , with low
level, twin-beam microwave radiation. Two successive ambassadors
developed leukemia. Other staffers also developed cancer, or their
blood showed DNA damage, which precedes cancer.
Research by University of Washington professor
Dr. Henry Lai shows brain cells are clearly damaged by microwave
levels far below the U.S. government's "safety" guidelines. Dr. Lai
notes that even tiny doses of radio frequency can cumulate over time
and lead to harmful effects. He warns that public exposure to
radiation from wireless transmitters "should be limited to minimal."
Motorola advises consumers to avoid pointing a
cellular antenna toward exposed parts of the body. But independent
tests show that cell phones can also leak huge amounts of radiation
from the keypad and mouthpiece. This radiation deeply penetrates
brain, ear and eye tissues, which are especially susceptible to
microwave damage. Belt clip cases allow cell phones to deliver
radiation to the liver or kidney areas when a wired, hands-free
earpiece is used.
Recent studies confirm that cell and cordless
phone microwave can:
Damage nerves in the scalp
Cause blood cells to leak hemoglobin
Cause memory loss and mental confusion
Cause headaches and induce extreme fatigue
Create joint pain, muscle spasms and tremors
Create burning sensation and rash on the skin
Alter the brain's electrical activity during
Induce ringing ! in the ears, impair sense of
Precipitate cataracts, retina damage and eye
Open the blood-brain barrier to viruses and
Reduce the number and efficiency of white
Stimulate asthma by producing histamine in
Cause digestive problems and raise bad
Stress the endocrine system, especially
pancreas, thyroid, ovaries, testes
In 1993, the telecom industry committed $25
million dollars for a series of research projects designed to prove
that cell phones are safe. The studies proved just the opposite!
They proved that federal microwave exposure standards are
dangerously inadequate. Cell damage and tumors can be easily induced
in the lab at about one third of the FCC's exposure guidelines.
The telecom boys panicked. They and their lackey
politicians and federal regulators decided the only lucrative thing
to do was to LIE and DENY. Despite damning evidence, the FDA still
"There is no reason to conclude that there are
health risks posed by cell phones to consumers."
Meantime, the telecom industry has been pressing
to INCREASE BY MORE THAN 10 TIMES the allowable human exposure to
cell phone radiation!
Luckily, Dr. George Carlo headed up the
industry's study project. He presents the shocking facts in his
book, Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age: An
Insider's Alarming Discoveries About Cancer and Genetic Damage
(Carroll and Graf, 2001). A summary of Dr. Carlo's book is this:
Cell phones are hot, adequate protective regulations are naught, and
Americans are being "fried" so that the deceitful telecom industry
can rake it in! It's dirty business as usual, and the longer the
industry can con the public, the more billions it collects.
On June 16, 2002 , CBS aired a Sixty Minutes
segment which confirmed the telecom industry is about as grungy as
it gets. CBS producers accused major phone service providers of
cheating, scamming, forging signatures, switching phone service
without permission and lying about charges. The attorney general of
Connecticut stated that despite millions of dollars in fines each
year, these companies remain incorrigible. Should we be trusting
this industry with our brain tissues and our very lives?
Microwave to the head is extremely hazardous to
children. Parents in some European nations are now warned to keep
children away from cell phones. A University of Utah researcher
found the younger the child, the more radiation is absorbed by the
brain. Spanish researchers have shown that cell phones can alter
electrical activity of a child's brain for hours, causing drastic
mood changes and possible behavior and learning disabilities.
Scientists fear that cell phone radiation could damage human
embryos. Pregnant women are advised to be wary.
A cell phone must greatly increase its field
strength to maintain communications within the metallic cage of an
auto. Thus, the effect of microwave radiation inside a vehicle is
especially intense. Volkswagen of Europe has warned that cell phone
usage inside a car can be "injurious to health due to the extremely
high electromagnetic fields generated."
Insurance studies in England showed that an
average driver talking on a cell is actually more impaired in
function and reaction time than a drunk. Finland's Radiation and
Nuclear Safety Authority reports that one hour of exposure to mobile
phone radiation can cause human cells to shrink. Researchers believe
this is due to increased protein activity, an indicator of cell
damage. What an unstable world needs now is a global population
afflicted with incredible shrinking brains.
Brain cancer rates in USA have increased by 25%
since 1975. In 2001, 185,000 Americans were diagnosed with some form
of brain cancer. A grade four brain tumor can grow from the size of
a grape to tennis ball size in just 4 months.
Brain tumors are almost always fatal and most
people die within 6-12 months after diagnosis. On April 7, 2002 ,
Sixty Minutes aired a fascinating report on brain cancer, explaining
that scientists are unsure why incidence of the disease is growing
Ironically, the segment was followed by a Sprint
ad, which advised parents that the best way to keep track of
teenagers is to connect them to a cell phone. While researchers say
that radical damage to the brain can occur within the first few
minutes of conversation, telecom ads encourage customers to spend
many hours on the phone each month. Those blazing, full-page cell
phone ads in newspapers and magazines must be the reason cell phone
dangers are almost never discussed in the mainstream media.
An excellent resource tool is Robert Kane's book
Cellular Telephone Russian Roulette (Vantage Press, 2001). As a
telecommunications expert, Kane presents an impressive collection of
studies showing that both government agencies and cell phone
manufacturers KNEW YEARS AGO that cell phone radiation at present
exposure levels is dangerous to human health. He notes that cell!
phones would be rendered useless if their RF emissions were reduced
to safe levels.
Reports of illness from heavy cell phone usage
and from living or working close to powerful RF transmitters are
synchronous with numerous cancer-related lawsuits now being filed
against the cell phone industry. The insurance industry sees big
trouble ahead. Underwriters for Lloyd's of London refuse to insure
phone manufacturers against damage to users' health. Cell phones are
today what tobacco was 40 years ago.
Excellent web sites offering up-to-date
scientific data on microwave and other radiation issues are:
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for free updates
on important radiation issues and studies.
Dr. Lai's e-mail is email@example.com
Powerful microwave energy directed at homes,
offices and schools can flow right through windows and walls.
Comment Jim Mortellaro 2-24-5
And the facts are ...
Most newer cellphones have an attachment for an
external antenna. Use it. This allows ALL the energy radiated by the
phone to be outside the vehicle, reducing to nearly zero the amount
of energy in the vehicle and you. Most people are not even aware
that their phone has such a connection. More's the pity.
Using the cellphone on your person is also a
no-brainer. Merely use a hands free device, allowing you to place
the phone just about anywhere safer than stuck in your ear. Neat.
Petite. Safe. Use it.
We live in an age of communications. There is
nothing one may do to protect one's self from radiated RF energy.
Nothing. Unless you choose to live in a lead lined home or
apartment. As a result, and assuming one is able, choose your home
or apartment carefully. If you can, locate your home in an area
which has less energy surrounding it. Some of us are able to do
this. Many cannot. More's the pity for those who cannot.
One thing is certain. Whatever you do, you will
never isolate yourself from radiated RF energy. To lobby against
communications means the death of our civilization. A strong
statement indeed. But notwithstanding the strength of the statement
Using a hands free device in the car is advised.
My cellphone has voice recognition. It will dial the number you tell
it to dial, in digits. It will dial the number of a person you've
stored in memory as well. It has ports for an external antenna and a
hands free device. Together, the cost of an antenna for the outside
of the vehicle is less than $30 American. The cost of a simple hands
free device is less than $20 American. For a total investment of
about $50, one may remain free of radiation and still enable the use
of the phone.
Rather than state the problems, state some
solutions as well. It is more appropriate and a lot more important
to those reading the piece.