BALTIMORE, MD -- Doctors and scientists from around the country are warning that there is now a clear link between cell phone radiation to cancer and a slew of other health problems.
Young children are at the most risk, even when they are still in the womb. Thus, expecting Mother's should use caution when using a cell phone.
"The weight of the evidence is clear: cell phones do cause brain cancer...Keep the phone away from the abdomen — especially toward the end of pregnancy," said Dr. Devra Davis, president of the Environmental Health Trust.
Other experts addressed this issue at a pediatric conference at the Baltimore Convention Center:
“There’s a correlation between cell phone use in pregnancy and behavioral problems in their children,” said Dr. Hugh Taylor, Yale School of Medicine, based on his findings.
“These devices are really stressing and straining our family relationships because the average mom or dad will check their phones 60 to 110 times a day,” said Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, clinical psychologist.
Natural News provides an overview of the current state of evidence that suggests a link between cell phone radiation and various health concerns:
"Cell phones emit a type of radiation known as radiofrequency radiation (RFR), which is also used to transmit wireless internet signals. This is different from ionizing radiation (such as from X-rays), which is known to cause DNA damage and cancer. Until recently, many health experts insisted that RFR was simply too low energy to cause the kind of cell damage that causes cancer – even as the studies linking RFR exposure and cancer continued to pile up.
In 2010, the landmark international Interphone study found that ten years or more of cell phone use was associated with a 40 percent higher risk of brain tumors, a 300 percent higher risk of acoustic nerve tumors, and also an increased risk of parotid gland tumors. The risk of brain tumors was 400 percent higher among those who began using phones before age 20. Strikingly, the methodology of this industry-funded study was widely criticized for data analysis techniques designed to show lower risk – suggesting that the true risk is much higher.
In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified RFR as a possible carcinogen.
Then, in 2015, a study in Electromagnetic Biology & Medicine provided part of the answer as to how RFR might lead to cancer. A review of prior research into the biological effects of RFR exposure showed that the levels of radiation absorbed through normal cell phone or wireless internet use produce oxidative stress, a condition in which the body's antioxidant capability is overwhelmed, and free radicals start to build up in the body.
Free radicals cause oxidative damage to cells and DNA, and have been strongly linked to cancer, heart disease, dementia and other health conditions."
The ultimate goal of activists like Dr. Devra Davis and many other Doctors and Scientists like those who spoke at the pediatric conference is to create widespread awareness of the risks of our cell phone usage, and to have our government revisit the acceptable radiation limits of our devices. We at SafeSleeve have the same vision in mind, but we also realize that such changes could take many years.
That is why we have made it our mission to not only educate the public of this growing problem, but to make the most effective and practical solution available to all cell phone (and laptop) users.