Is cell phone radiation exposure making you sick?

On July 21 2008, Dr. Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute issued an unprecedented warning to his faculty and staff:
“Limit cell phone use because of the potential risk of cancer.”
Over 4 billion people use cell phones today.
When credible scientific evidence raises serious red flags, lack of regulatory action becomes irresponsible and immoral.
Personal responsibility for protecting against exposure to harmful radiation has never been more critical

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What will it take to shake the blanket denial of cell phone radiation related illness?

66 sceintific health studies show that electromagnetic radiation increases brain tumors. Two of those studies are for particular brain tumors from cell phones. Because cancer can take decades to develop, it coiuld be another 10 or 20 years before we witness an explosive increase in the number of brain tumors related to cell phone radiation exposure - too late for those affected.

Why does the cell phone industry continue to deny the validity of over 6 studies proving DNA damage from cell phone use?

“Scientific evidence now raises serious red flags about potential dangers (of cell phones) to millions and millions of people.” –Dr. George Carlo (the former head of research representing the cell phone industry)
Scientists estimate that our daily exposure to electromagnetic radiation is 100 million times higher than it was in our grandparents' time.
“It is similar to the problem we had with the Tobacco industry.” – Dr. George Carlo

Harmful effects of EMF radiation - From Cellular Phones to Cellular Damage:

Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia
Reduced Sperm Count in Men
DNA Damage in Human Blood
Breakdown in the Blood-Brain Barrier
Tumors Found in People Who Use Cell Phones
The Big Cancer Picture

Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia…

Reduced Sperm Count in Men:

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Limiting exposure can prevent harmful effects.

All studies mentioned above showed that an increase in cell phone radiation exposure also caused DNA DAMAGE IN HUMAN BLOOD

Cancers, like all tumors are the result of genetic damage.
Most often that damage includes the formation of broken chromosomes that form membranes around themselves and appear under a microscope as additional nuclei in blood cells (which normally have one nucleus). The relationship between micronuclei and cancer is so strong that doctors around the world test for their presence to identify patients who are likely to develop cancer.

The presence of micronuclei indicates that cells can no longer properly repair broken DNA and this deficiency is considered to be an indication of an increased risk for developing cancer.

Researchers from Integrated Laboratory Systems in North Carolina report that blood cells exposed to cell phone radiation suffered genetic damage in the form of micronuclei, as early as 1998.

In December 1998, Drs. Ray Tice and Graham Hook of Integrated Laboratory Systems showed that blood cells exposed to cell phone radiation suffered genetic damage in the form of micronuclei. In their studies, DNA and chromosome damage in human white blood cells occurred when exposed to signals from all types of phones - including analog, digital, and PCS. Damage happened even from signals occurring at levels that were below the government's "safety" guideline.

Motorola funds Scientist that proves wireless phone frequencies cause genetic damage.

In 2000, using different methods, Tice and Hook's finding was confirmed by Dr. Joseph Roti Roti of Washington University in St. Louis. Roti Roti's research showed that human blood cells exposed to radiation at wireless phone frequencies did indeed develop genetic damage, in the form of micronuclei. This finding received a lot of notice because Dr. Roti Roti is a prominent scientist whose work is funded by Motorola Inc.

Serious findings offer conclusive evidence?

Tice and Hook and Roti Roti's findings have very serious implications. If cell phone radiation encourages the formation of micronuclei in blood cells, and micronuclei are said to be "biological markers" for cancer, then based on these studies alone, cell phone use could be said to increase one's risk of developing cancer.

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The blood-brain barrier is a special filter in the blood vessels of the brain that keeps dangerous chemicals from reaching sensitive brain tissue and causing DNA breaks and other damage.

Lund University studies show shrunken, damaged neurons from cell phone radiation.

In 1994 and again in 2002, Dr. Leif Salford from Lund University in Stockholm, Sweden found in his studies that rats exposed to cell phone radiation showed a breakdown in the blood-brain barrier, as well as areas of shrunken, damaged neurons. The micronuclei studies of Tice and Hook and Roti Roti and the blood-brain findings of Salford provide a two-step explanation for how cancer could be caused by cell phone radiation.

Breakdown creates toxic freeway for cancer-causing chemicals.

Step One: A leakage or breakdown in the blood brain barrier provides a pathway for cancer-causing chemicals in the bloodstream (from tobacco, pesticides, air pollution, etc.) to leak into the brain and damage sensitive brain tissue that would otherwise be protected.

Toxic chemicals could break the DNA in the brain or cause other harm to those cells.

Step Two: While a number of studies show that cell phone radiation by itself does not appear to damage DNA, the micronuclei findings suggest:

Cell phone radiation does impair the DNA repair mechanisms normally found in brain cells.

Micronuclei result from a breakdown of the cell's ability to repair itself. If the brain cells are unable to repair themselves, then carcinogenesis-- the creation of tumors-- induced by chemical toxins-- could begin.

DNA carries the genetic material of an organism and its different cells. Any damage that goes unrepaired affects the future generation of cells.

The change is then procreated and this mutation is seen as a possible cause of cancer.

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Independent studies link cellular phone use to brain tumors.

Study of health events performed by different investigators using different methods show some evidence of an increased risk of developing tumors by people who use cellular phones.

Cell phone users have more than twice the risk of dying from brain cancer.

In 1998, Dr. Ken Rothman, did a study that showed that handheld cell phones users have more than twice the risk of dying from brain cancer than do car phone users--whose antennas are mounted on the body of their car and far removed from the users' heads.

American Health Foundation finds tumors close to phone antenna positions.

Also in 1998, Joshua Muscat, a research scientist from the American Health Foundation, did a study that showed a doubling of the risk of developing stem cell tumors on the outside of the brain among cell phone users, particularly on the side of the skull where cell phone antennas are held during calls.

Cell phone users increase their risk of benign tumors and hearing loss by 50 percent, after 6 years of use.

In another study, Muscat also showed in another study that people who have used cell phones for six years or more have a 50 percent increased risk of developing acoustic neuroma, a benign tumor of the nerve that controls hearing and extends from the ear to the brain. Acoustic neuromas can cause hearing loss and can be life-threatening if untreated.
World Health Organization confirms risk increase after 10 years of use.

Muscat's findings were confirmed in a separate study in Stockholm, Sweden by Anders Ahlbom in 2004, whose study was sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO). Anhbom found that that people who have used cell phones, this time for at least 10 years, may have an increased risk of developing acoustic neuroma.

In a study also requested by the World Health Organization, researchers lead by Dr. Lennart Hardell of the Orebro Medical Center in Sweden examined 1,617 patients between 20 to 80 who had been diagnosed with a brain tumor between 1997 and 2000. They were then compared to healthy people. Those who used cell phones for less than 10 years faced a 20% higher risk of developing brain cancer. But for those who used cell phones for more than a decade the risk was 80% higher. The study also found that tumors were 2.5 times more likely to be on the same side of the head as the phone was held. Cancers of the auditory nerve, acoustic neuromas, showed an even greater increased risk-- 3.5 times greater.

Increases the likelihood an adverse effect.  In Repacholi's study of mice, risk of lymphoma (caner of the cells of the immune system) increased significantly the longer the mice were exposed to the radio waves.

In the research work of Tice and Hook, and Roti Roti, the risks of genetic damage as measured by micronuclei formation, increased as the amount of radiation increased.
Risk is greater, where the cell phone is held.

In the three epidemiological studies-- two by Muscat and one by Hardell-- the risk of tumors was greater in the areas of the brain near where the cell phone was held. In Salford's study, the higher the radiation exposure level to the rats, the more damage was apparent in the blood vessels in their brains and the neurons.

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 “Why has the Brain Tumor rate increased by a staggering 21% in just a decade?”

“I think that mobile phones and other electrical appliances may have something to do with the increases we’ve seen (in brain cancer).” Charlie Teo, preeminent neurosurgeon.

The test tube studies by Tice and Hook; the mouse study by Repacholoi and Salford; and the epidemiological studies by Rothman, Muscat, and Hardell all agree in that they suggest an increased risk of cancer among cell phone users. These studies fit together to form the beginnings of a picture that everyone can see.

Red Flags a cause for Public Health concern.

They perhaps don't form the complete picture yet, but there is enough evidence already in place to see that there is cause for genuine public health concern about cell phone usage and safety.

“The big picture is disturbingly clear.” – Dr. George Carlo

He goes on to state; “There is a definite risk that the radiation plume that emanates from a cell phone antenna can cause cancer and other health problems. It is a risk that affects hundreds of millions of people around the world. It is a risk that must be seen and understood by all who use cell phones so they can take all the appropriate and available steps to protect themselves--and especially to protect young children whose skulls are still growing and who are the most vulnerable to the risks of radiation."

The introduction of man-made electromagnetic fields causes stress and disturbs the structural integrity of human cells.

Man-made electromagnetic fields are structurally different from the electromagnetic fields found in nature, including the subtle low electromagnetic fields that our body's cells use to communicate with each other. The natural fields are RANDOM (or "noisy") in their frequency, amplitude and waveform, whereas the artificial electromagnetic fields are REGULAR and constant. For example, emissions from cell phones appear as regular bursts of microwave radiation, emissions from computer monitors are saw-tooth shapes, and emissions from AC-powered devices are smooth and repetative. Our cells respond negatively to such regular fields, become stressed, and try to protect itself.

Tests Find Possible Link: Cell Phones & Brain Cancer

Further Research

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