The hazards of microwave radiation from cell phones are becoming more widely known as more studies confirm the results of former studies, yet cell phone usage only increases exponentially. Billions of people are now blasting their brains with harmful radiation that studies show will cause brain tumors, memory loss, headaches, rage and nausea and a host of other symptoms. In a few years it is likely that death by cell phone will exceed the deaths from smoking.
Until recently being exposed to microwave radiation was largely a choice and those who didn’t want to fry their brain could simply choose to not use a mobile phone. Now that wireless Internet networks are being built in many urban areas and are even being put inside of trains and planes, it is becoming harder to avoid being exposed. People as well as plants and animals will be exposed to microwave radiation continuously instead of the time using a cell phone. The inevitable results will be a gradual decline in health and an epidemic of new and undiagnosed or misdiagnosed illnesses.
Most people have little or no idea that microwave radiation is harmful. News coverage of most of the studies regarding cell phone safety has been almost nonexistent. Mobile phone companies spend hundreds of millions each year on advertising and private media is not willing to risk losing ad revenue by exposing the hazards of it’s advertiser’s products.
Government health agencies that should be warning people of the hazards were long ago corrupted by the companies they were supposed to be regulating and are no longer relevant when it comes to public health and safety.
The US FDA and United Kingdom’s Health Ministries claim “there is no hard evidence at present that the health of the public, in general, is being affected adversely by the use of mobile phone.” The statement is simply a big fat lie and completely ignores the numerous studies over the last ten years that show that people are being adversely affected.
Microwave Radiation Damages DNA – A recent study commissioned by the EU called Reflex found that the radiation from cell (mobile) phones does indeed cause damage to cells and DNA. The study was conducted by the German research group Verum and found that the affected cells were unable to repair the damage and the modified DNA was passed on to the next generation of cells. The damage caused mutated cells that are the precursor for cancer.
Cell Phone Usage Causes Tumors – A team of researchers at Institute of Environmental Medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, found almost a fourfold increase of the tumors, known as acoustic neuromas, on the side of the head where the phone was most often held.
Cell Phone Usage Cuts Male Fertility – New research results show that mobile phone usage reduces sperm count and damages surviving sperm. Dr. Imre Fejes of the obstetrics and gynaecology department at the University of Szeged in Hungary conducted the study and concludes: “The prolonged use of cell phones may have a negative effect on spermatogenesis (sperm production) and male fertility, that deteriorates both concentration and motility.” Dr. Fejes paper was released at the 20th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology held in Berlin from 27 to 30 June 2004.
Cell Tower Radiation Shown to Cause Headaches and Nausea – Three Dutch ministries recently conducted a study that found that the radiation from the next generation cell phone towers can cause headaches and nausea. The study is the first of its kind and compared the impact of radiation from base stations used for the current mobile telephone network with that of cell towers for new third generation (3G) networks. The study used lower a dose of radiation than cell phones. Hand held phones emit stronger radiation when they are used, while cell towers transmit more constant levels of radio signals, exposing everyone within range.
“If the test group was exposed to third generation base station signals there was a significant impact… They felt tingling sensations, got headaches and felt nauseous,” a spokeswoman for the Dutch Economics Ministry said.
Cell Phone Radiation Opens the Blood-Brain Barrier – A study headed by Leif Salford, Department of Neurosurgery at Lund University in Sweden and published in Environmental Health Perspectives suggests cell phone use can damage neurons in the brain. This study found that exposure to electromagnetic fields emitted by certain phones was associated with the leakage of labumin through the blood-brain barrier and neuronal damage that increased in response to the amount of exposure. While the study sample was small, researchers said the combined results are “highly significant and exhibit a clear dose-response relation.”
The Head Absorbs Radiation – Headaches, nausea, dizziness, short-term memory problems, fatigue, and other complaints resulting from cellular phone use are not due to low-level heating of the brain; instead, they’re apparently caused by the head serving as an “antenna” and brain tissue as a radio receiver, according to two Jerusalem researchers. Zvi Weinberger, a physicist who heads the applied physics department at the Jerusalem College of Technology, and Dr. Elihu Richter, head of the occupational medicine unit at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health, suggested this in the latest issue of the journal Medical Hypotheses. Mobile phones, they explained, “broadcast specifically at frequencies at which the head serves as an antenna and brain tissue serves as a demodulating radio receiver.” Thus, precaution must be taken in the use of cellphones, they wrote. Jeruselem Post 12/02/02
Mobile Phone Signals Affect Brain Activity – A study reported in the Journal of Sleep Research (Blackwell Publishing) found that 30 minutes exposure to electromagnetic fields, as from GSM mobile phones, caused changes to brain activity which lasted long afterwards. Dr Peter Achermann and colleagues from the University of Zurich, and ITIS, in Zurich, found that blood flow increased in areas of the brain on the side nearest the phone, and that this effect lasted for over half an hour afterwards. They also discovered that the brain’s electrical activity (‘brain waves’) was not only affected immediately after the exposure, but that this lasted through much of the subsequent night’s sleep. Another study in Spain found that children’s brain were adversely affected after only a couple of minutes of exposure and that the effects lasted for hours.
Radiation From Cell Phones Can Make Cancer Grow Faster – “Italian scientists have raised new health concerns about the safety of using mobile phones, with research showing radio waves from the handsets makes cancerous cells grow more aggressively..” Reuters, 10/23/02
Cell Phone Radiation Can Cause Brain Tumors – An epidemiology study conducted by Dr. Lennart Hardell found a higher incidence of brain tumors on the sides of heads used by mobile-phone subscribers to make and receive calls. The study was published in the August, 2002 issue of the European Journal of Cancer Prevention.
Cell Phones Increase Blood Pressure – The June 1998 The Lancet reported that radiation from mobile phones caused an increase in blood pressure. Dr Braune and colleagues in Freiburg, Germany, attached mobile phones to the right side of the heads of ten volunteers. The phones were switched on and off by remote control without the volunteers knowing – so that any radiation effect could be separated from the psychological effect of holding a mobile phone. Their blood pressure rose each time by between 5-10mm Hg which is enough to cause a stroke in those at risk for one.
It used to be that one could simply choose to not fry their brain with a cell phone. With the rapid increase in the number of wireless Internet networks (Wi-Fi), which operate in the microwave frequency 2.4 Ghz or 5 Ghz, it is no longer possible to avoid microwave radiation unless you live underground or in very remote locations. Wireless networks are now in airports, trains, restaurants and in most urban areas.
The inevitable effect of this electronic poison will be a gradual decrease in the general health of the human species and the animals that live within urban areas. Given that the microwave radiation causes long-term damage to DNA, genetic disease and birth defects will increase. New and hard to diagnose illnesses will emerge and productivity will decline. The economic boost caused by better communications will eventually be offset by a rapid decline in productivity from a population suffering brain damage. A dumbed down enraged population will be more likely to wage war against itself.
Combine all this with the fact that we have cut down over 50% of the Earth’s forests, have polluted every corner of the globe and caused the most rapid extinction in our planet’s history, death by cell phone may be a good thing. The sooner the human species can be curtailed, the greater the chance that other species may survive and the Earth be left with the ability to sustain life.
Don’t worry, the god of mass media and your elected officials think that everyone should have the benefit of microwaves. You should feel confident in your choice to hasten the demise of the disease infecting your planet. Bill Phillips