The headlines are now all over the news the World Health Organization has found that Radiation from cell phones may cause cancer. Cell phones are now on a list with, engine exhaust, chloroform, lead as a “carcinogenic hazard”. WHO had a team of 31 scientists researching the safety of cell phones. This team found that there was enough evidence to note that cell phones are possibly carcinogenic to humans. In this study, they found that acoustic neuroma brain cancer and glioma increased in those people that used cell phones. Cell Phones release non-ionizing radiation similar to that of a microwave. This radiation build up can cause cancer over time.
Of course, after today’s announcement the wireless industry came back with a response that WHO did not actually do any new research but they instead reported on already published studies so they say that this does not mean that cell phones cause cancer. The European Environmental Agency has called for more studies to be done. While reading up on this new announcement I read how in the owners manual of such phones as the Iphone say that “When using iPhone near your body for voice calls or for wireless data transmission over a cellular network, keep iPhone at least 15 millimeters (5/8 inch) away from the body.” WHAT? Really – i guess that will teach me to read the manual. There is a solution do not put the cell phone to your ear instead use a blue tooth headset or ear piece and keep the cell phone away from your body. What will you do to protect yourself and your family? This is also a good time to see what other gadgets could be exposing your kids to radiation.Radiation from Ipad and Kindle? and Radiation Concerns and Sushi