If anyone would be receptive to the idea that cell phone radiation might play a role in cancer, it would be Dr. Devra Davis. The epidemiologist and toxicologist is an expert in environmental health, and she’s made a career out of the idea that cancer often has more to do with what’s happening to us than what’s going on inside our genes. Her 2007 book The Secret History of the War on Cancer showed that some of the best medical minds in the U.S. played down the environmental factors behind cancer—from cigarette smoke to chemical exposure—far too long, in part because of deception and delay from industry.
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More local leaders are pushing for increased awareness of the risks of cell phones.
A handful of U.S. cities may follow San Francisco’s example in trying to make information on mobile- phone radiation levels readily available to consumers, setting the stage for a broader showdown with the wireless industry.
San Francisco appears poised to become the first city in the U.S. to require a cell phone makers to publicly display how much radiation their products emit.
While plenty of products that claim to protect people from cellphone and Wi-Fi radiation are bogus, some companies are trying to bring some science to this murky area.
With 270 million Americans and 4 billion people around the world using cell phones – and more signing up every day – a strong link between mobile phones and cancer could have major public-health implications.
State legislators in Maine are preparing to enact a law which would require all mobile phones in the state to carry a potential health risk warning.
Debate is growing over whether cell phones should come with warning labels saying they may cause brain cancer.
Studies that looked at people who had used cell phones 10 years or longer tended to find the strongest risk of tumors. Researchers found that cell phone users had a 10 percent to 30 percent higher risk than people who barely, if ever, used this technology.
A million, decade-long investigation overseen by the World Health Organization will soon publish evidence that heavy users of mobile phone face a higher risk of developing brain tumours later in life.
Researchers sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the University of Pittsburgh indicated that the current safety standards used in the U.S. for cell phones are not enough to protect the public. The same conclusion was reached through testimony at a Senate hearing chaired by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). Read more to see how you can reduce exposure to cell phone radiation.
Cell phones are to be banned from French primary schools. Under government measures, operators must offer handsets that allow only text messages and companies are required to supply phones that work only with headsets to limit the danger from electromagnetic radiation to the brain, especially children’s.
Scientific evidence and health concerns about harmful effects from cell phones and wireless devices were published in the journal Pathophysiology. International researchers urged for quick precautionary action to address a possible epidemic of brain tumors and many other health risks posed by electromagnetic field.
Living in proximity to major power lines may increase risk of dying from Alzheimer’s disease or senile dementia, a research from Switzerland shows. The risk also steadily increased with the amount of time the person had been living near such power lines. Power lines emit extremely low frequency magnetic fields similar to those by electrical appliances and wiring.
Although there are many studies showing no connection between cell phones and cancer, there are also many that do. While the jury is still out, do you really want to game with your head? Here are top 5 simple steps you can take to lower your exposure to radiation.
The director of University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute sent a memo to thousands of staff warning of health risks from cell phone use. He urged users not to wait for final conclusions on the risks and to take precautionary action now.
A report urged for more research into potential risks from long-term cell phone use, rather than the more commonly studied short-term risks. The author placed children, pregnant women and fetuses as well as workers subject to high occupational exposure among the most vulnerable population.
Anxiety about wireless health risks is mounting. Government officials in some countries are issuing warnings and seeking reviews of the long-term health impact of exposure to wireless networks and cell phones. School officials demanded further analysis before schools introduce wireless computer networks.
Association for Children with Leukaemia in UK urged government to prevent power lines from being built in close proximity to houses and schools. A previous study had found that children who lived within 200 metres of high voltage lines had a 70% higher risk of developing leukaemia than those who lived more than 600 metres away.
With thinner skulls, less fully developed nervous systems and a lifetime of exposure to cell phone technology, children have been the main cause for concern about the effect of electromagnetic radiation. Chairman of the British Health Protection Agency (HPA) acknowledged that radiation below guideline levels, while thought to be safe, may have effects on the body. Thus, a precautionary approach was recommended.