There is some news
that doing cell phones will take and effect for brain cancer. Is that true or
just a rumors. You have to read this for that news. According to the Cellular
Telecommunications and Internet Association Americans spent 2.2 trillion
minutes on their cell phones in 2008 which was a 100 billion minute increase
from the previous year. Cell phones are becoming more and more advanced in
their capabilities and at the same time, increasing their radio frequency
output. A few studies have shown an increase in brain tumors on the same side
of the head where the user holds the phone, but other studies have shown no
association. The European Environment Agency has stepped up and warned against
the use of mobile phones in children because they have their entire lives ahead
of them with exposure to radio frequencies and radiation. John Bucher, the
associate director of the National Toxicology Program, testified before the
Senate's Health and Human Services Committee. He stated that cell phone
radiation penetrates deeper into a child's brain because of the configuration
of a young, growing skull.
Hardell is a Swedish researcher who is at the leading edge of cell phone
radiation and brain cancer risk research. He has found an increased risk of
brain tumors from 10 or more years of mobile phone use. For every 100 hours of
cell phone use, the risk of brain cancer increases by 5%. For every year of
use, the risk of brain cancer increases by 8%. After 10 or more years of
digital cell phone use, there was a 280% increased risk of brain cancer.
How the ways to reduce
that risk :
· Put your phone in the
"flight" or "off-line" mode when carrying, storing, or
charging it. This stops the electromagnetic emissions.
· Avoid carrying your
cell phone on your body or storing it near your body at night.
· Use a wired headset
(not Bluetooth!) or the speaker-phone mode to keep the phone as far from your
body as possible while talking.
· Children should only
use cell phones near their heads for emergencies. Texting away from the
body is safer for children than talking on a cell phone.
· Avoid using the phone
while the signal is weak or when moving at high speeds as in a car or
train. This increases the power to the phone as it tries to stay