You are likely one of the 3 billion people in the world who owns and uses a cell phone. Never before in history have people used this technology so frequently, and on an ongoing basis, nor have they been exposed to the Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) that is emitted from all types of wireless technologies like we are, on a daily basis.

Ever growing scientific research corroborates the suspicion that radiation transmitted by cell phones and other wireless devices can:

• Cause brain tumors • Harm blood cells and cause cellular changes • Damage your DNA
• Cause nerve-cell damage • Accelerate and contribute to onset of autism and trigger Alzheimer's disease
• Damage your eyes • Cause sleep disruptions

Did you know that brain cancer has now surpassed leukemia as the number one cancer killer in children? Australia has seen an increase in pediatric brain cancers of 21 percent in just one decade. This is consistent with studies showing a 40 percent brain tumor increase across the board in Europe and the U.K. over the last 20 years. Last year the head of the prominent University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, issued an unprecedented warning to his faculty and staff: Limit cell phone use because of the possible risk of cancer. Further, Herberman and Dr. David Carpenter, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University of Albany, told the U.S. House Subcommittee on Domestic Policy that use of cell phones may raise the risk of brain cancer.

The two scientists cited a major study presented by Dr. Lennart Hardell of Örebro University in Sweden, which stated that people using cell phones doubled their risk of developing brain cancer and acoustic neuromas, a tumor that damages the hearing nerve. The study also showed that people who started using cell phones before the age of 20 years old were more than five times as likely to develop brain cancer. Dr. David Carpenter, a physician who has researched and published more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals on the environmental causes of human disease, also testified about the scientific foundation for cautionary measures before the U.S. House Subcommittee.

The BioInitiative Report, to which Dr. Carpenter was co-editor, documents serious scientific concerns about the current limits regulating how much radiation is allowable from power lines, cell phones, and many other sources of exposure to radio frequencies and electromagnetic fields in daily life.

It concludes that the existing standards for public safety are completely inadequate to protect your health. The report also includes studies showing evidence for:

• Effects on gene and protein expression (Transcriptomic and Proteomic Research)
• Genotoxic effects &endash; RFR and ELF DNA damage • Stress response (stress proteins)
• Effects on immune function • Effects on neurology and behavior
• Brain tumors and acoustic neuromas • Childhood cancers (leukemia)
• Magnetic field exposure: Melatonin production, Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer
• Breast cancer promotion (melatonin links in laboratory and cell studies) • Disruption by the modulating signal

Keep in mind that you are not only exposed to these dangers from cell phone use but also from other technologies including wireless Internet and cordless phones.

Children and baies are most at risk, according to Dr. Joseph Mercola ( Your Cell Phone and Brain Tumors 8/09. The density of children's skulls is far less than adults', and their brains are more susceptible to damage from cell phone and wireless radiation. And a child in utero may be near defenseless against this damage. Studies have already linked mothers' cell phone use to their childrens' behavioral problems. So it's very important that you keep cell phones away from infants, babies, children and pregnant women now, as the damage may not start showing up for 10 years or more, and by then it will be too late. Dr. mercola believes that the increase in cell phone usage may be one of the primary causes of the autism epidemic.

Dr. Mercola offers some crucial tips to protect your brain and your health from cell phones:

• Children Should Never Use Cell Phones: Barring a life-threatening emergency, children should not use a cell phone, or a wireless device of any type. Children are far more vulnerable to cell phone radiation than adults, because of their thinner skull bones.

• Reduce Your Cell Phone Use: Turn your cell phone off more often. Reserve it for emergencies or important matters.

• Use A Land Line At Home And At Work: Although more and more people are switching to using cell phones as their exclusive phone contact, it is a dangerous trend and you can choose to opt out of the madness.

• Reduce or Eliminate Your Use of Other Wireless Devices: You would be wise to cut down your use of these devices. Just as with cell phones, it is important to ask yourself whether or not you really need to use them every single time. If you must use a portable home phone, use the older kind that operates at 900 MHz. They are no safer during calls, but at least they do not broadcast constantly even when no call is being made.

• Use Your Cell Phone Only Where Reception Is Good: The weaker the reception, the more power your phone must use to transmit, and the more power it uses, the more radiation it emits, and the deeper the dangerous radio waves penetrate into your body. Ideally, you should only use your phone with full bars and good reception.

• Turn Your Cell Phone Off When Not In Use: As long as your cell phone is on, it emits radiation intermittently, even when you are not actually making a call.

• Keep Your Cell Phone Away From Your Body When It Is On: The most dangerous place to be, in terms of radiation exposure, is within about six inches of the emitting antenna. You do not want any part of your body within that area.

• Use Safer Headset Technology: Wired headsets will certainly allow you to keep the cell phone farther away from your body. However, if a wired headset is not well-shielded, and most of them are not, the wire itself acts as an antenna attracting ambient radiation and transmitting radiation directly to your brain. Make sure the wire used to transmit the signal to your ear
is shielded.

Cell Phones: Your Child's Health At Stake

As reported by ScienceDaily Cellphones Exceed U.S. FCC Exposure Limits by as Much as Double for Children, Study Finds(10/11)- A scholarly article on cell phone safety to be published this month online in the journal Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine reports the finding that cell phones used in the shirt or pants pocket exceed the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) exposure guidelines and that children absorb twice as much microwave radiation from phones as do adults.

The paper notes that the industry-designed process for evaluating microwave radiation from phones results in children absorbing twice the cellphone radiation to their heads, up to triple in their brain's hippocampus and hypothalamus, greater absorption in their eyes, and as much as 10 times more in their bone marrow when compared to adults. The paper's authors include three team members at Environmental Health Trust: Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, Founder and President; L. Lloyd Morgan, Senior Science Fellow; and Ronald B. Herberman, MD, Chairman of the Board.

The existing process is based on a large man whose 40 brain tissues are assumed to be exactly the same. A far better system relies on anatomically based models of people of various ages, including pregnant women, that can determine the absorbed radiation in all tissue types, and can account for the increased absorption in children. It allows for cell phones to be certified with the most vulnerable users in mind -- children -- consistent with the "As Low As Reasonably Achievable" (ALARA) approach taken in setting standards for using radiological devices.

In the United States, the FCC determines maximum allowed exposures. Many countries, especially European Union members, use the "guidelines" of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), a non-governmental agency.

Three additional authors contributed to the paper: Om P. Gandhi, ScD, of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Utah; Alvaro Augusto de Salles, PhD, of the Electrical Engineering Department at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil; and Yueh-Ying Han, PhD, of the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health at New York Medical College. Drs. Gandhi and De Salles serve on EHT's Scientific Advisory Group.

From Daily Dose with William Campbell Douglass II, M.D. Cellphone Study Has Some Hang-Ups (8/11):
That noise you're hearing isn't another bad signal from your cellphone -- it's the industry trying to drown out the research linking its devices to cancer. The latest effort: A nonsensical new study that claims no link between kids who use cellphones and the risk of brain tumors.

Researchers surveyed 352 kids and teens from Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland who were diagnosed with brain cancer and compared them to 646 kids of similar age who didn't have tumors. They say 55 percent of the cancer kids were regular cellphone users, versus 51 percent of the kids who didn't have cancer -- or not enough of a difference for a link, according to the study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

So let's give every kid a cellphone -- heck, let's glue one to every child's ear, right? No so fast... because this study is absolutely meaningless. First, it was funded by the cellphone industry -- and it just so happened to find that the phones are safe. What are the odds? Second, the kids in this study were as young as 7 -- not nearly old enough to have been using phones for the years, or even decades, it takes for a brain tumor to form. Follow these cellphone-swinging kids for another decade or so and get back to me -- on a landline, please. Third, we've got plenty of other studies that say otherwise. One found cellphones will double your tumor risk if you use them for more than a decade, while another found a shocking 500 percent increase in risk in people who start using them before the age of 20. Other studies have linked cellphones to tumors in the salivary glands, DNA damage, dementia, infertility, and even bone damage for people who keep one attached to the body all day. If you know all that and want to risk it anyway, be my guest. But for God's sake, keep these death machines away from kids.

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