After years of denials, the World Health Organization (WHO) is now admitting that mobile phones do cause cancer after all. It’s now official: Holding an active cell phone next to your head can give you brain tumors.
All of us who have been warning about this for years were, of course, blasted as “conspiracy theorists.” Yet again, it turns out we were absolutely right. Just as we’re right about the toxicity of fluoride in the water, aspartame in the diet soda and the dangerous side effects of GMOs in the food supply. The WHO remains at least ten years behind what holistic health advocates already know on a variety of subjects. For more info on this finding read the article below.
Breaking news from The World Health Organization this week has the public in a frenzy because an expert panel from the organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified cell phone radiation as “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer.
These new findings put phones in the same category as the pesticide DDT and car exhaust. Though Carl Johnson of Forbes.com puts things in context by pointing out that “cell phone risk was placed in category 2B. That category includes 266 other carcinogenic agents including coffee and pickled vegetables.”
Reassured? Read on…
This news comes on the heels of the newest independent studies revealed last week by Dr. Devra Davis (founder of The Environmental Health Trust, author, Healthy Child scientific advisory board member, and member of a Nobel Peace Prize team) that offer stunning proof confirming findings from the Council of Europe that pulsed digital signals from cell phones disrupt DNA, impair brain function and lower sperm count.
What should you do?
Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale’s Prevention Research Center, interviewed Dr. Joel Moskowitz who directs the Center for Family and Community Health in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley on The Huffington Post regarding the issue and here are here are the takeaways:
- Keep your cell phone away from your body whenever it is on. Use a corded headset, speakerphone or text.
- Minimize cell phone use among children, teens, and pregnant women.
- Demand that the federal government revise regulations, fund research, and issue precautionary health recommendations.
In addition to these tips, check out Time.com’s article about the 10 highest and 10 lowest emitters of radiation in the smart phone category and CNN’s posted a similar list regarding cell phones in general.
Indeed, electric and magnetic field (EMF) radiation is all around us because our modern lives include electricity. Computers, appliances, alarm clocks and cordless phones (and other wireless technologies) all emit EMF radiation.
The issue of biological effects from this pervasive radiation is very controversial. Possible health hazards (including carcinogenic, reproductive, neurological, cardiovascular, hormonal and immune system impacts) are identified by results of some scientific studies, but the evidence they provide is still incomplete and inconclusive and even, in some cases, contradictory.
Until we have more information, some communities and individuals are adopting the “no and low cost” avoidance strategy. According to the California Department of Health Services and the Public Health Institute, “t’s easy to move an electric clock a few feet away from a bedside table, and it’s simple to sit further away from the computer monitor. EMF decreases quickly as you move away from a source. It almost disappears at distances of 3 to 5 feet. You can also take measurements in your home to identify sources of EMF, including faulty electrical wiring that can produce elevated magnetic fields and electrical shock.”
- US Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- The Collaborative on Health and the Environment
- The Environmental Health Trust