Emerging evidence and studies are raising substantial and significant questions about the health risks cell phones and wireless radiation pose.
According to doctor and author of “The Secret History of the War on Cancer” and “Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation,”cell phones do emit cancerous microwaves.
She also shares that Apple products have a warning in their general setting about the microwaves phone give off.
IPads and other laptops are tested 20 cm away from an adult male body, which means that neither products are intended or made for small children to hold for an extended period of time.
She recommends keeping cell phones on airplane mode when putting the cell phone in your pocket. Airplane mode means messages cannot be sent or received.
Another way to lower microwaves is to use a headset or headphones and using a hands-free device as often as possible.
Environmentalhealthtrust.org also carried out a study that showed that men who carry their phones in their front pockets may have a lower sperm count.
One patient was diagnosed, at the age of 21, with a rare form of breast cancer right under the surface of her skin. Her doctors believe that there is a correlation between her diagnosis and the fact that she carried her phone around in her bra for years. The breast cancer seems to be located right under the antennas of her phone.
Precautions should be taken. Children first and foremost should be distanced from cell phones in the home and in schools.
Compared with adults, research shows that, microwave radiation is absorbed twice as much into children’s brains. The radiation can be absorbed up to three times as much into the hippocampus and hypothalamus and up to 10 times as much into the bone marrow of the skull.
Researchers recommend that elementary school children should not be allowed access to cell phones or laptops exceeding three times a week.
More research on the harmful effects of cell phones is necessary, but given the size of the potential impact, not nearly enough research, education or awareness is being done.