Cell Phone Cancer?
The connection between microwave
exposure and cancer has been documented for years. During the Cold War, the
Soviets irradiated the US Embassy in Moscow, Russia, with low level, twin-beam
microwave radiation. Two successive ambassadors developed leukemia. Other
staffers also developed cancer--or their blood showed DNA damage, which precedes
Research by University of Washington professor Dr. Henry Lai shows brain cells
are clearly damaged by microwave levels far below the US government's "safety"
guidelines. Dr. Lai notes that even tiny doses of radio frequency can cumulate
over time and lead to harmful effects. He warns that public exposure to
radiation from wireless transmitters "should be limited to minimal."
Motorola advises consumers to avoid pointing a cellular antenna toward exposed
parts of the body. But independent tests show that cell phones can also leak
huge amounts of radiation from the keypad and mouthpiece. This radiation deeply
penetrates brain, ear and eye tissues, which are especially susceptible to
microwave damage. Belt clip cases allow cell phones to deliver radiation to the
liver or kidney areas when a wired, hands-free earpiece is used.
Recent studies confirm that cell and cordless phone microwave can:
Damage nerves in the scalp
Cause blood cells to leak
Cause memory loss and mental
Cause headaches and induce
Create joint pain, muscle
spasms and tremors
Create burning sensation and
rash on the skin
Alter the brain's electrical
activity during sleep
Induce ringing ! in the ears,
impair sense of smell
Precipitate cataracts, retina
damage and eye cancer
Open the blood-brain barrier
to viruses and toxins
Reduce the number and
efficiency of white blood cells
Stimulate asthma by producing
histamine in mast cells
Cause digestive problems and
raise bad cholesterol levels
Stress the endocrine system,
especially pancreas, thyroid, ovaries, testes
In 1993, the telecom industry
committed $25 million dollars for a series of research projects designed to
prove that cell phones are safe. The studies proved just the opposite! They
proved that federal microwave exposure standards are dangerously inadequate.
Cell damage and tumors can be easily induced in the lab at about one third of
the FCC's exposure guidelines.
The telecom boys panicked. They and their lackey politicians and federal
regulators decided the only lucrative thing to do was to LIE and DENY. Despite
damning evidence, the FDA still prevaricates: "There is no reason to conclude
that there are health risks posed by cell phones to consumers." Meantime, the
telecom industry has been pressing to INCREASE BY MORE THAN 10 TIMES the
allowable human exposure to cell phone radiation!
Luckily, Dr. George Carlo headed up the industry's study project. He presents
the shocking facts in his book, Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless
Age: An Insider's Alarming Discoveries About Cancer and Genetic Damage (Carroll
and Graf, 2001). A summary of Dr. Carlo's book is this: Cell phones are hot,
adequate protective regulations are naught, and Americans are being "fried" so
that the deceitful telecom industry can rake it in! It's dirty business as
usual, and the longer the industry can con the public, the more billions it
On June 16, 2002 , CBS aired a Sixty Minutes segment which confirmed the telecom
industry is about as grungy as it gets. CBS producers accused major phone
service providers of cheating, scamming, forging signatures, switching phone
service without permission and lying about charges. The attorney general of
Connecticut stated that despite millions of dollars in fines each year, these
companies remain incorrigible. Should we be trusting this industry with our
brain tissues and our very lives?
Microwave to the head is extremely hazardous to children. Parents in some
European nations are now warned to keep children away from cell phones. A
University of Utah researcher found the younger the child, the more radiation is
absorbed by the brain. Spanish researchers have shown that cell phones can alter
electrical activity of a child's brain for hours, causing drastic mood changes
and possible behavior and learning disabilities. Scientists fear that cell phone
radiation could damage human embryos. Pregnant women are advised to be wary.
A cell phone must greatly increase its field strength to maintain communications
within the metallic cage of an auto. Thus, the effect of microwave radiation
inside a vehicle is especially intense. Volkswagen of Europe has warned that
cell phone usage inside a car can be "injurious to health due to the extremely
high electromagnetic fields generated."
Insurance studies in England showed that an average driver talking on a cell is
actually more impaired in function and reaction time than a drunk. Finland's
Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority reports that one hour of exposure to
mobile phone radiation can cause human cells to shrink. Researchers believe this
is due to increased protein activity, an indicator of cell damage. What an
unstable world needs now is a global population afflicted with incredible
Brain cancer rates in USA have increased by 25% since 1975. In 2001, 185,000
Americans were diagnosed with some form of brain cancer. A grade four brain
tumor can grow from the size of a grape to tennis ball size in just 4 months.
Brain tumors are almost always fatal and most people die within 6-12 months
after diagnosis. On April 7, 2002 , Sixty Minutes aired a fascinating report on
brain cancer, explaining that scientists are unsure why incidence of the disease
is growing so exponentially.
Ironically, the segment was followed by a Sprint ad, which advised parents that
the best way to keep track of teenagers is to connect them to a cell phone.
While researchers say that radical damage to the brain can occur within the
first few minutes of conversation, telecom ads encourage customers to spend many
hours on the phone each month. Those blazing, full-page cell phone ads in
newspapers and magazines must be the reason cell phone dangers are almost never
discussed in the mainstream media.
An excellent resource tool is Robert Kane's book Cellular Telephone Russian
Roulette (Vantage Press, 2001). As a telecommunications expert, Kane presents an
impressive collection of studies showing that both government agencies and cell
phone manufacturers KNEW YEARS AGO that cell phone radiation at present exposure
levels is dangerous to human health. He notes that cell phones would be rendered
useless if their RF emissions were reduced to safe levels.
Reports of illness from heavy cell phone usage and from living or working close
to powerful RF transmitters are synchronous with numerous cancer-related
lawsuits now being filed against the cell phone industry. The insurance industry
sees big trouble ahead. Underwriters for Lloyd's of London refuse to insure
phone manufacturers against damage to users' health. Cell phones are today what
tobacco was 40 years ago.
Journalist: Amy Worthington March 06, 2005