Today’s article is sure to be controversial. So, I want to be clear that I am sharing this with you strictly as an informational piece.
Research is sparse on this subject (and much more is needed). But I found the results in the following research alarming enough that I needed to share them with you.
First, I’d like you take a take a look at the two pictures below
Source: BioInitiative Working Group
The left picture is a thermographic image taken of a man with no exposure to cell phone radiation.
This is the “before” picture (the control) of an experiment conducted by the BioInitiative Working Group.
Now look at the second photo …
The picture on the right is a thermographic image of the same man’s head after a 15-minute phone call.
Red, orange and yellow areas indicate thermal (heating) effects due to radiation given off by the cell phone.
These thermal heating effects have been linked to various negative health effects. These include cancer, brain tumors and other neurodegenerative diseases.
In other words …
The Dangers of Cell Phone Use are Real
The BioInitiative Working Group is made up of 20 scientists, researchers and public health policy professionals.
They reviewed more than 2,000 scientific papers and reviews on electromagnetic waves like those given off by cell phones.
Their report documents scientific evidence that links brain tumors and Alzheimer’s disease with prolonged use of cell and cordless phones.
“This report stands as a wake-up call that long-term exposure to some kinds of EMF may cause serious health effects. There is evidence that EMF is a risk factor for both childhood and adult cancers,” said public health expert and co-editor of the report David Carpenter.
“Good public health planning is needed now to prevent cancers and neurological diseases linked to exposure to power lines and other sources of EMF. We need to educate people and our decision-makers that ‘business as usual’ is unacceptable.”
David Carpenter is the director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany in New York.
He estimates that electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are a contributing factor in 20% to 35% of child cancers.
“In my mind, the evidence is overwhelming,” he said.
These Warnings Aren’t New …
In addition, Devra Davis — whose’ main area of research is the health effects of cell phone use — had this to say:
“Studies clearly indicate that pulse digital signals from cell phone radiation can alter membranes, weaken membranes, increase reactive oxygen species, which produce free radicals (which are very damaging and go around knocking electrons off cells and cause havoc within these cells). Cellphone radiation, it does those things.
“We don’t understand the long-term biological effects, but I’m really concerned that the major damage from cell phone radiation is to our reproductive organs. People keeping phones in their pockets — the fine print warnings say don’t do that.”
Even Apple (AAPL), the maker of the enormously popular iPhone, warns of the potential health effects of cell phones …
Hidden deep within the iPhone user manual, the one I’d bet 99% of people don’t read in its entirety, is the following warning:
In other words, if you keep your cell phone too close to your body you could be exposed to radiation that exceeds the federal safety limit.
After reading this, we all will draw our own conclusions. The one I believe we can all share is that this is an important subject that requires more study.
The mass use of cell phones has only been around for a little over a decade. And the fact is, we really don’t know the effects it has on the body long term.
But now that we’re starting to get an idea of the short-term effects, are you worried about the impact your smartphone may have on your health?
Do you think you will use the “phone” feature less and focus more on texting? Or is it time for all of us to put our phones down and find other “healthy” ways to communicate?
I’d love to hear from you. Please share your thoughts.
Happy and Healthy Investing,
Uncommon Wisdom Daily