What can happen if you are on your cell phone for about 17 minutes a day over a ten year period?
According to researchers at UC Berkeley - there was an increased risk of tumors by 60 percent. After a comprehensive look at statistical findings from 46 different studies around the globe - the findings continue to raise the question, “How dangerous is Cell Phone Radiation?”
Joel M. Moskowitz - Cell Phone Radiation Advocate
If you have been following the conversation around the adverse health effects of cell phone and wireless radiation - chances are you have probably heard Dr. Joel Moskowitz’s name a couple of times.
Dr. Moskowitz is the Director of the Center for Family and Community Health and School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. He has been researching and writing about the dangers of radiation from cell phones and cell towers for more than a decade and continues to be an advocate for this topic. Since 2009, he has disseminated research related to wireless technology, public health and policy.
He continues to emphasize studies that have been controversial among the Public and mentions that these studies are “a highly sensitive political topic with significant economic ramifications for a powerful industry.” Furthermore, many of these studies are funded or partially funded by the cellular phone industry, which critics argue can skew research results.
As Moskowitz enters his 12th year of research on the health effects of wireless radiation - he plans to publish a paper on electromagnetic hypersensitivity soon. In order to complete the research, he collaborated with 30 scientists and physicians from 11 countries. The latest study can be found here.
Protecting The Public
Moskowitz has been researching the dangers of radiation from cell phones and cell towers over the years. Once the publication of his studies went public in the media - he has been contacted by survivors of cell phone radiation asking him to stay on the topic.
In 2017, UC Berkeley researchers said that California regulators made the public aware of potential health risks related to cell phone use, however, they felt that the warning did not go far enough.
The alert from the California Department of Public Health said, “Although the science is still evolving, some laboratory experiments and human health studies have suggested the possibility that long-term, high use of cell phones may be linked to certain types of cancer and other health effects."
According to Moskowitz, there is a lack of funding for research on wireless radiation effects in the United States. He believes that it is essential that the government and private sector protect the public and the environment by promoting wired technology.
He intends to continue his 12th year of research on the health effects of wireless radiation, collaborating with scientists to push for biologically-based radio frequency exposure limits to protect all species of life.
Dr. Moskowitz Recommendations
Mobile phones have been widely accessible to the public since the 1980’s. Fast forward to now - we are still dependent on this electronic device that does almost everything for us.
With screen time increasing while on our phones daily- one thing to remember is distance is key. “Keeping your cellphone 10 inches away from your body, as compared to one-tenth of an inch, results in a 10,000-fold reduction in exposure. So, keep your phone away from your head and body," according to Dr. Moskowitz.
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