All Mobile Phones And Wireless Devices Emit Radiation
Every wireless device is actually a two-way microwave radio that sends and receives a type of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation called radio frequency radiation RF – EMF. This machine-made radiation is millions of times higher than the natural electromagnetic fields (EMFs) our grandparents were exposed to.
Our Brains And Bodies Are Penetrated By This Radiation
When we hold a mobile phone against our head to talk, the radiation from the phone moves into our brain. Likewise, when we use a wireless laptop, the radiation penetrates into our abdominal region, chest area and brain.
Mobile Phones And Wireless Devices Emit Radiation Constantly, Even When You Are Not Talking Or Using The Phone.
A powered on mobile phone is always “checking in” and maintaining a connection to the nearest cell tower by sending intense bursts of radiation several times per second. Likewise, a wireless-enabled laptop, tablet or other device is always “checking in” with the nearby router or a network base. These “check ins” are radiation emissions-happening several times per second, whether or not a connection is successfully established
Every Wireless Device Has Fine Print Instructions Buried In Its User Manual That Specify A Distance Between The Device And User That Should Not Be Surpassed
For example, most mobile phone manuals state the phone should be held at a specified distance (often around 5/8th of an inch) from the body. If you look in the user manual for your DECT cordless home phone, wireless laptop or printer, it will state that the device should be at least 20 cm (approximately 8 inches) away from the body to prevent “exceeding FCC radiation exposure limits”. These instructions are in the user manuals because mobile phones and wireless devices are tested for user radiation exposures at those specific distances.
In other words, if you are using a laptop on your lap, you are exposing yourself to untested radiation emissions that could exceed the radiation levels our government regulations presently allow. When you use a device closer than the manufacturer’s distance instructions, you risk exposing yourself to radiation levels that our federal government understands can cause sterility, brain damage and tissue damage. Learn more about the fine print warnings on showthefineprint.org
These Fine Print Instructions DO NOT Protect You From All Health Effects.
The instructions buried in your user manual are not safe enough. Even if you follow these instructions, you risk your health. Note: radiation exposure at the specified distances is much higher than zero. Accumulating research now shows a myriad of health effects occur at levels far far below (literally tens of thousands times lower than) government regulation limits. Wireless devices were not adequately tested before they came on the market.
Research Shows Low Levels Of This Radiation Impact On The Brain And Reproductive System.
Wireless radiation has been shown to change brain function even at levels hundreds of thousands of times below federal guidelines. In 2011, Dr. Volkow’s NIH research showed that the brain increased glucose metabolism when exposed to cell phone radiation. Dr. Suleyman Kaplan has published multiple research studies showing damaged brain development in the offspring of prenatally exposed test subjects. Significant research shows that wireless exposures decrease and damage sperm and that prenatal exposure from a large body of accumulated science which shows effects from mobile phone and wireless radiation.
Radiation Emitted By Cell Phones And Wireless Is Officially Linked To Cancer
In 2011, the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer first classified mobile phone and wireless radiation as a “class 2 B Possible Human Carcinogen” based on these research studies that showed long-term users of mobile phones had higher rates of brain cancer on the side of the head where they held the phone.
The Evidence Linking Wireless Radiation To Cancer Has Significantly Increased Since 2011
In 2016, a major US government study found mobile phone radiation caused increased cancers (brain and heart nerve) in rats exposed at low levels for two years. The results were stunning because the cancers the rats developed are the same type humans are developing after long term mobile phone use.
Furthermore, since 2011, new research studies have been published linking wireless radiation to cancer. CERENAT (a case control national study in France) again showed a statistically significant association between glioma (brain cancer) and long-term cell phone use. Another study (which replicated previous study results) showed that RF acted as a tumour promoter. The study details in its conclusion how, “Numbers of tumours of the lungs and livers in exposed animals were significantly higher than in sham-exposed controls. In addition, lymphomas were also found to be significantly elevated by exposure.”
In light of this published science, several World Health Organisation experts are stating that the evidence has now substantially increased. Dr. Anthony B. Miller has testified as to the increased evidence, and he and colleagues have written several published papers detailing their opinion. Dr. Hardell states that wireless “should be regarded as human carcinogen requiring urgent revision of current exposure guidelines”.
Solutions Exist: Hundreds Of Scientists Worldwide Recommend Taking Precautions To Reduce Exposures To Wireless Devices Because Of The Serious Risk These Devices Pose To Public Health
In 2015, over 200 scientists and medical doctors signed onto a formed Appeal to the United Nations and the World Health Organisation, calling on them to take immediate action on this issue.
In 2014, a group of U.S. physicians, including the Chief of Obstetrics at Yale Medicine, helped launch The BabySafe Project, issuing specific recommendations to pregnant women on how to decrease wireless exposures in order to decrease risks to babies’ brain development. We do not have to give up our technology but we can make smarter choices about the way we use it. Every person can easily decrease exposure to this radiation by making simple changes every day.
Government Regulations Are Outdated And Antiquated.
In the United States, the last review for radio frequency limits was in 1996, and the reality is that these are limits are based on research from the 1980s. Many countries are using guidelines developed by the IEEE or ICNIRP-guidelines that have remained unchanged for decades. Those guidelines do not consider the more current science showing harm.
Regulations are antiquated because they have not kept pace with the manner in which consumers use devices-usage has changed considerably since 1996. For example, the regulations only consider one radiating device at a time and do not account for a resistance, classroom, or workplace, healthcare, retail, recreational and other venues filled with multiple devices. The regulations do not consider that people carry their mobile phones tightly in a front pocket of jeans or in a bra. They do not consider that laptops would be placed on laps by school children in the classroom. Regulations did not consider research that looked at long-term exposures to children or medically compromised individuals. Guidelines were set by only considering the impact to a full-grown man.
Final Bonus Fact: No Safe Level Of This Radiation Has Been Identified.
Scientific studies have not been done to develop a “safe level” of exposure. The latest science clearly shows that biological effects could occur at non-thermal (non-heating) levels. Science also shows that children and the developing pregnancy are far more vulnerable to these damaging effects. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not do research necessary to define a safe level that the public can be exposed to without harmful effects.
In a 2015 study (replicating prior scientific findings linking RF to cancer promotion), the researchers state, “Since many of the tumour-promoting effects in our study were seen at low to moderate exposure levels (0.04 and 0.4 W/Kg SAR), thus well below exposure limits for the users of mobile phones, further studies are warranted to investigate the underlying mechanisms.” and “We hypothesize that these tumor-promoting effects may be caused by metabolic changes due to exposure. Our findings may help to understand the repeatedly reported increased incidences of brain tumours in heavy users of mobile phones.”
No medical organisation has determined a “safe level” of this radiation for long-term exposure to children.