Brain Damage from Mobile Phone Radiation by alicejenny


									                                              Family First Chiropractic & Wellness Center
                                                           Dr. Kip Mayo, D.C.
                                              (830) 625-5111

         In the last two issues we talked           Their exposé discusses research on the
about the issue of Scoliosis and Growing            relationship between cell phones and brain
Pains. The cause of both is very closely            tumors, concluding that: “There is a risk of
related! And we covered the fact that               brain tumors from cell phone use and that
Scoliosis always has a cause. Always!               children have larger risks than adults.”
In spite of the fact that Medicine has              Scary stuff!
adopted a very cavalier attitude towards it –
until it is very advanced. Then…spinal
surgery is the last resort.
         I feel that our current health care
system addresses Scoliosis in a barbaric
and Neanderthal fashion.
         And although you may find this point
slightly self-serving, Chiropractic is the only
profession that can offer children any hope
of actually correcting it.
         Please…..if you know any child
affected with Scoliosis, let me know                They are critical of a study, that begun in
immediately. I can help!                            1999, was funded by the telephone industry
                                                    and was intended to determine the risks of
       Let’s deal with another hot topic.           brain tumors, but its full publication has
This one is insidious – no one suspects it:         been held up for years. The study was
                                                    peppered with design flaws.
Brain Damage from Mobile Phone                      I’ll bet no one is surprised!
       I’ve mentioned this issue two years          Ronald B. Herberman, MD, Director
ago but it is now taking on epidemic                Emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh
proportions!                                        Cancer Institute issued a precautionary
                                                    advisory last year to faculty and staff of the
        A collaborative team of international       University Cancer Institute that long term
EMF (Electromagnetic Frequency) activists           exposure to radiofrequency radiation may
has just recently released their report on          lead to increased risk for brain tumors,
cell phone use.

…….”my particular concern about exposure        carrying radio waves transmitted by cell
of children to radiofrequency has been          phones and other wireless devices can:
supported by a report from Dr. Lennart               Cause brain tumors
Hardell.                                             Harm blood cells and cause cellular
I believe it is prudent to take seriously the          changes
reports by multiple investigators that               Damage your DNA
radiofrequency can damage DNA and                    Cause nerve-cell damage
increase the risk for brain tumors.”                 Accelerate and contribute to the
                                                       onset of autism and trigger
                                                       Alzheimer’s Disease
                                                     Damage your eyes
                                                     Cause sleep disruptions, fatigue and

                                                A quote from Chris Woollams, one of the
                                                endorsers of the new report, sums up the
                                                issue well:
                                                “In a world where a drug cannot be
                                                launched without proof that it is safe, where
                                                the use of herbs and natural compounds
Lloyd Morgan, lead author and member of
                                                available to all since early Egyptian times
the Bioelectromagnetics Society says,
                                                are now questioned, their safety subjected
“Exposure to cell phone radiation is the
                                                to the deepest scrutiny, where a new food
largest human health experiment ever
                                                cannot be launched without prior approval,
undertaken without informed consent, and
                                                the idea that we use mobile telephony,
has some 4 billion participants enrolled.
                                                including masts, and introduce WiFi and
Science has shown increased risk of brain
                                                mobile phones without restrictions around
tumors from use of cell phones, as well as
                                                our 5 year olds is double-standards gone
increased risk of eye cancer, salivary gland
tumors, testicular cancer, non-Hodgkin's
                                                I speak, not just as an editor and scientist
lymphoma and leukemia.
                                                that has looked in depth at all the research,
The public must be informed.”
                                                but as a father that lost his beloved
                                                daughter to a brain tumor.”
With the ever-increasing, widespread use of
wireless communications, it is imperative to
                                                Researchers        Keep    Finding     Links
understand the risks inherent in the use of
                                                Between Cell Phone Use, Brain Damage
the technology, yet the government has
                                                and Cancer.
been very slow to respond, no doubt due to
                                                Last year, a well-circulated Swedish study
industry pressure. (In fact, the cell phone
                                                found that people using cell phones doubled
industry boycotted the International Expert
                                                their risk of developing brain cancer and
Conference on Cell Phones and Health
                                                acoustic neuroma (a tumor that damages
on September 13-15, 2009 in Washington)
                                                your hearing nerve).
                                                The study also showed that people who
Ever     growing     scientific      research
                                                started using cell phones before the age of
corroborates the suspicion that information-

20 were more than five times as likely to       wireless devices) can be dangerous to your
develop brain cancer.                           health, and to your child in particular.
The European Parliament responded by            As this new report points out, even some of
voting 522 to 16 to urge ministers across       the industry’s own research found that cell
Europe to impose stricter limits for exposure   phones caused brain tumors, and
to radiation from mobile and cordless           subsequent industry-funded studies from
phones, Wi-Fi and other radiation-              2000 to 2002 also showed an elevated risk
generating devices -- in part because           of brain cancer.
children are particularly vulnerable to the     One such study reportedly found a 20
risk.                                           percent increased risk of brain tumor for
                                                every year of cell phone use!
Dr. Gerd Oberfeld, M.D., the Speaker
Environmental Medicine for the Austrian     Fortunately more and more people are
Medical Association in Vienna, Austria says:    beginning to take the warning signs
"The scientific data shows that mobile          seriously.
phone exposure is associated with an            In 2005, the British-based National
increased brain tumor risk.                     Radiological Protection Board suggested
The age group below 20 years is facing the      children younger than age 8 should not be
greatest risk, which for malignant (deadly)     given a cell phone as it risks exposing their
brain tumors is about 400 percent,              young bodies to harmful radiation. Last year
compared to non-exposed.                        Toronto's department of public health
When we take the long latency period of up      followed suit, warning that because of
to some decades into account, and the fact      possible side effects from radio frequency
that large parts of our society, and            radiation, children under 8 should only use a
especially more and more teenagers and          cell phone in emergencies, and teenagers
even children are using mobile phones on a      should limit calls to less than 10 minutes.
daily basis, we may well expect a brain
tumor epidemic.                                 The U.K., Belgium, Germany, France and
From a public health perspective there is an    Russia have also introduced precautionary
urgent need not only for a wake-up call for     policies regarding cell phone usage due to
our society, but for measures that are able     potential health risks.
to combat this public health threat             Few people realize this, but brain cancer
effectively, now.”                              has surpassed leukemia as the number one
                                                cancer killer in children, and many scientists
The cell phone industry’s standard comment      believe this is directly linked to the
has been that "the peer-reviewed scientific     exponential increase in cell phone use and
evidence has overwhelmingly indicated that      other wireless devices.
wireless devices do not pose a public health    Australia has seen an increase in pediatric
risk."                                          brain cancers of 21 percent in just one
This report exposes that statement for the      decade. This is consistent with studies
lie that it is.                                 showing a 40 percent brain tumor increase
                                                across the board in Europe and the U.K.
In fact, there’s no shortage of evidence        over the last 20 years.
showing that cell phone use (and other          These statistics are consistent with many of
                                                the scientific research findings.

Another example is the 2003 study                HOLD PHONE AWAY FROM YOUR BODY
published      in   Environmental     Health     Hold phone away from your torso when
Perspectives (the journal of the National        you’re talking (with headset or speaker), not
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences).     against your ear, in a pocket, or on your belt
They found that rats exhibited serious           where soft body tissues absorb radiation.
neuronal brain damage following exposure
to radiation from a cell phone, at levels        CHOOSE TEXTING OVER TALKING
comparable to what you would experience          Phones use less power (less radiation) to
during normal use.                               send text than voice. And unlike when you
"Intense use of mobile phones by                 speak with the phone at your ear, testing
youngsters is a serious consideration.”          keeps radiation away from you head.

What Can You Do?                                 POOR SIGNAL? STAY OFF THE PHONE
EWG’S (Environmental Working Group)              Fewer signal bars on your phone means
Guide to Reduced Cell Phone Radiation            that it emits more radiation to get the signal
Exposure:                                        to the tower. Make and take calls when
                                                 your phone has a strong signal.
Look up your phone on EWG’s buyers’              LIMIT CHILDREN’S PHONE USE
guide:       Young children’s brains absorb twice the
a-Safer-Phone.     (Your phone’s model           cell phone radiation as an adult’s. EWG
number may be printed under your battery).       joins health agencies in at least 6 countries
Consider replacing your phone with one that      in recommending limits for children’s phone
emits the lowest radiation possible and still    use, such as for emergency situations only.
meets your needs.
                                                 SKIP THE “RADIATION SHIELD”
USE A HEADSET OR SPEAKER                         Radiation shield such as antenna caps or
Headsets emit much less radiation than           keypad covers reduce the connection
phones. Choose either wired or wireless          quality and force the phone to transmit at a
(experts are spilt on which version is safer):   higher power with higher radiation.
Headset. Some wireless headsets emit
continuous, low-level radiation, so take
yours off your ear when you’re not on a call.
Using your phone in speaker mode also
reduces radiation to the head.

Your phone emits radiation when you talk or
text, but not when you’re receiving
messages. Listening more and talking less        Please…if you have any questions, or
reduces your exposures.                          would like any information on any
                                                 health topic, it would be my pleasure
                                                 to help you! Talk with you next

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