Existing evidence is raising significant questions about health risks from mobile phone and wireless radiation. Given the size of the potential impact, there is inadequate awareness, research, and regulation and people should take precautions to reduce exposure now!
Compared with adults, research on children shows that microwave radiation is absorbed twice as much into their brain, up to triple in their brain’s hippocampus and hypothalamus and end up to ten times as much into the bone marrow of the skull.
Mobile Phones and Breast Cancer: Is there a link between mobile phone placement and breast cancer? What you need to know:
- Mobile phones are two-way microwave radios that should not be kept directly on the body.
- The soft fatty tissue of the breast readily absorbs this radiation.
- Case Reportsare accumulating of young women with no family history getting a diagnosis of breast cancer. The tumours were unusually located directly underneath the skin where they placed their cell phones in their bra.
- Doctors voice this precautionary advice: Women should not store their cell phones in their bra.
Wireless & Men’s Reproductive Health
Men’s Reproductive Health: Mobile Phones, Sperm and Fertility
Consistent evidence from experimental research, epidemiological studies and in vitro (cells) laboratory, and in vivo (animal) studies shows that the radio frequency radiation exposure from wireless devices is associated with men’s reproductive health issues including:
- Reduced sperm count
- Reduced sperm motility and concentration
- Damaged sperm DNA
- Altered sperm cell structure
- Increased erectile dysfunction
Wireless and Erectile Dysfunction
Mobile phones have also been linked to erectile dysfunction (ED). In a 2013 study published in the Central European Journal of Urology, men with ED carried switched-on mobile phones for longer periods of time (average of 4.4 hours daily) than men without ED (average 1.8 hours daily).
“The epidemiological studies of men assessed for infertility were consistent in demonstrating decreased sperm motility associated with increased use of mobile phones” and “biological effects on sperm motility related to RF exposure”.
-The BC Centre of Diseases Control 2013 Report, A Radio frequency Toolkit for Environmental Health Practitioners.
Download What Men can do about it
Exposure to wireless radiation has a cumulative effect. Each time we can make the choice to reduce radiation it makes sense. Sometimes we have a choice and sometimes we don’t. If you make these simple changes you can reduce your exposure significantly. Please share this information with your friends and family.
Screens and Sleep
Research shows that light from screens and radiation from wireless can impact our sleep. The quality of our sleep profoundly impacts learning and memory and is essential for retaining new information. A sleep-deprived child cannot focus their attention as well as a child who had a good night’s sleep. Early research showed that teenagers who use their phones more had more trouble falling asleep and staying asleep and were more tired and stressed than those who sparingly used their phones. New research confirms these associations and strongly suggests that simple basic changes to our tech use and night time routines can result in a better night’s sleep.
Furthermore, research shows that sleep is a time when the brain cleans out toxins accumulated during the daytime. Ensuring a healthy sleep is one of the most powerful steps we can take to prevent illness and protect our family’s health and wellbeing
Wireless radiation impacts sleep in several ways
Research has shown that exposure to wireless radiation results in delayed entrance into deep non-REM sleep and decreases time spent in certain sleep stages
- The blue light from screens has been shown to disrupt sleep cycles. The American Medical Association issued a policy to develop and implement healthier technologies recognizing “that exposure to excessive light at night, including extended use of various electronic media, can disrupt sleep or exacerbate sleep disorders, especially in children and adolescents.”
- Research on wireless radiation has shown that it inhibits the production of a hormone called melatonin (see the scientific references at ehtrust.org). Melatonin is secreted in the pineal gland in the brain. One of its primary functions is to regulate our sleep cycle. When inadequate amounts of melatonin are produced, our sleep cycle is compromised.
Wi-Fi in Schools
A 21st century classroom must bridge the digital divide so that all students are engaged with technology. Best practices for schools allows for full technological access in the classroom while minimising health risk so that schools and safe technology can work together.
Millions of children and adults in schools around the world spend significant amounts of time around wireless devices and Wi-Fi. Many schools are introducing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies and installing industrial wireless routers for tablets. However, wireless devices expose students and staff to microwave radiation that can impede learning and overall health. Studies have shown that microwave radiation can damage reproductive systems, impact the immune system, alter brain functioning, and may increase cancer risk. Tablets have up to 5 antennae that are constantly emitting short intense bursts of radiation even when not connected to the Internet. Wireless devices in classrooms thus result in multiple sources of wireless radiation exposure.
Schools are becoming increasingly aware that healthy and environmentally friendly facilities foster academic achievement and staff well-being. Low-EMF Best Practices allow for schools and safe technology to work together, using safe wired internet connections, thus reducing the overall impact on students and staff. Schools can incorporate Safe Tech Curriculum into health classes so that they can use their devices more safely at home, as well at school.
Fine Print Warnings
LEARN MORE ON HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK
Read ‘Top Ten Steps to Safer Technology ’
Read ‘Ten Tips to Reduce Mobile Phone Radiation’
Download ‘Tips for Safer Tech and Best Technology Practice in Schools’
Download ‘Resources you can share with friends so that they can educate themselves about this’
Resources to share with your paediatrician
Read ‘Ten Facts About Mobile Phones and Wi-Fi’
Read 2009 EHT Washington Research Agenda. This research agenda was developed after the Washington DC Expert conference on Mobile Phones and Health, and is a wealth of information on what they knew in 2009.
Read Case reports about breast cancer links
Download presentation by Dr. Devra Davies on a Review of the Evidence on Mobile Phones and Breast cancer.
Read blog Cyprus Issues Decree Banning
Watch the videos below regarding mobile phones and wireless radiation
Cell Phone Radiation And Your Brain
Suppressing the Science on Cellphones
Jimmy Gonzalez “Cell Phones Cause Cancer”
Experts on Cell Phone Risks – A Preview
For more scientific evidence on the negative health impact of wireless radiation, and read about what experts are recommending to schools about wireless radiation
please visit www.ehtrust.org