Dec 3, 2010

radiation

How to use your cell phone safely

· Buy a low-radiation phone. Look up your phone, or search for a new phone, in this handy guide. (Check under your battery for the model number.)
· Use a headset or speaker. A headset emits much less radiation than your phone and using speaker phone mode keeps that radiation away from your head.
· Less radiation is emitted when your texting compared to talking, and texting keeps the radiation away from your head.
· Stay off the phone if you don’t have a strong signal. Your phone will emit even more radiation when it’s working hard to get the signal to the tower.
· Limit children’s phone use. Young children’s brains absorb twice the cell phone radiation as an adult’s.

Here are some more important recent scientific findings:
· The developing skulls and brain tissue of children and teenagers are more vulnerable to penetration by cell phone radiation
· The blood brain barrier, which prevents dangerous chemicals circulating in our blood from reaching sensitive brain tissue, is compromised by radio frequency radiation emitted by cell phone antennas
· Radio frequency radiation creates micronuclei in human blood cells, a type of genetic damage known to be a diagnostic marker for cancer 
· Radiation emission guidelines set by the FCC are 1.6 watts per kilogram. Genetic damage in blood cells has been found at radiation levels one half those guidelines (0.7 and 0.8 watts per kilogram). This means that all cell phones from 1984 up to the present have operated in a dangerous range
· Baseline studies show an increase in the risk of mortality from cancer among cell phone users as compared to non-cell phone users
· There appeared to be some correlation between brain tumours occurring on the right side of the head and the use of the phone on the right side of the head 
· The risk of acoustic neuroma, a benign tumour of the auditory nerve that is well in range of the radiation coming from a phone's antenna, was 50 percent higher in people who reported using cell phones for six years or more, moreover, that relationship between the amount of cell phone use and this tumour appeared to follow a dose-response curve 
· cell phones can interfere with heart pacemakers
· Notwithstanding viable recommendations and solutions, the wireless phone industry has not taken steps to protect consumer health. YOU have to protect yourself!!! 

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