1. Cell phone radiation has been classified as a “possible human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization. Yes, this is true! It poses an increased risk of brain cancer from heavy, long-term use.
2. A two-year study conducted by the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority in Finland found that brain tissue damage could be caused by radiation from mobile phones.
3. Your cell phone usage could very well give you a tumor! An Italian court recently ruled that a man’s heavy mobile phone use caused him to develop a benign brain tumor. He testified that his job required him to use his cell phone for 3-4 hours every day, for 15 years.
4. While your child may constantly beg you for your cell phone to play the latest version of Candy Crush Saga, you might want to tell him no once in a while. Research shows that the bone marrow of a child’s head absorbs almost ten times more radiation than an adult’s. Yes, you read that right!
5. Our cell phones are powerful enough to accelerate our brain activity, even after just 50 minutes of use. This just goes to show how sensitive our brain is to electromagnetic radiation, and how this could greatly affect us in the long-term.
Interphone study report in May 2010 mentioned that excessive users of mobile phones (i.e., 1/2 hour/day over 8 to 10 years) have doubled to quadrupled brain tumor risk. On May 31, 2011, WHO reported, “The electromagnetic fields produced by mobile phones are classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as possibly carcinogenic to humans.”
Stronger evidence are emerging and scientists are urging WHO that RF fields really should be classified as Class 2A or “probable carcinogen” or even Class 1 or “human carcinogen”.
Effect on Bones: Early research suggests that wearing a cell phone on your hip may weaken the area of the pelvis widely used for bone grafting.
Men who routinely wear their cell phone on their belt on the right side have reduced bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) in the right hip, according to the study by Dr. Fernando D. Sravi of National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.
The findings raise the possibility that bone density could be adversely affected by electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones.
According to a Research Article, Agreeing to our survey from the Civil Hospital, Karachi, Jinnah Medical Hospital, Karachi and Dow Medical University Hospital, Karachi, we found that the cell phone use is more dangerous on human health, as doctors believed that all wireless devices like cellular phones, laptop, wireless router, wireless earphone, cell telephone tower, Bluetooth devices, and tablet PC are accountable for the development of diseases of brain tumor, male infertility, hearing function. It is advised that one should keep away from the use of Mobile phone or decrease its usage as low as possible because it may affect the human.
Have You Seen the Science on Cell Phone Dangers?
Cell phones are used by an estimated 275 million people in the United States and 4 billion worldwide.
Cell phones use a subset of radio frequency radiation that fall in the microwave range to transmit voice data, and the dangers of consistent exposure to these microwaves have been known since at least 1998. Yet few have been willing to accept the evidence, and the FCC and the cellular industry has followed in the footsteps of the tobacco industry, ignoring the risks.
It’s worth remembering that the telecommunication industry is even BIGGER than drug cartels, and they have far more influence.
My belief is that this exponential increase in this type of radiation exposure is far more serious a threat than even tobacco ever was.
The first major indication that cell phones might be a health hazard came out of a massive, $28-million research project funded by the Cellular Telephone Industry Association (CTIA). To the industry’s surprise and dismay, the results of the study came to the opposite conclusion from the one they were hoping for.
The study’s results included findings of:
- A nearly 300 percent increase in the incidence of genetic damage when human blood cells were exposed to radiation in the cellular frequency band
- A significant increase in cell phone users’ risk of brain tumors at the brain’s outer edge, on whichever side the cell phone was held most often
- A 60 percent greater chance of acoustic neuromas, a tumor affecting the nerve that controls hearing, among people who had used cell phones for six years or more
- A higher rate of brain cancer deaths among handheld mobile phone users than among car phone users (car phones are mounted on the dashboard rather than held next to your head)
In addition to the widespread concern about brain cancer, scientists have found that radio waves transmitted by cell phones and other wireless devices can:
- Harm your blood cells and cause cellular changes
- Damage your DNA
- Cause nerve-cell damage
- Accelerate and contribute to onset of autism and trigger Alzheimer’s disease
- Damage your eyes
- Cause sleep disruptions, fatigue and headaches
As it stands, cell phone use is only increasing, and it seems most people are reluctant to limit their cell phone use at all. But I suspect this is only because most people are not aware of the risks … or don’t believe them to be true.
SAR Value of Mobiles.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released a new database for consumers ranking over 1,000 cell phones by the Specific Absorption Rate, known as the SAR value.
The SAR value is a measure of the power of the cell phone and its potential for heating tissues.
Within days of the EWG launching the new SAR value database, almost 500,000 people had accessed the database, indicating very encouraging new interest by consumers in cell phone safety.
But simply choosing a phone with a lower SAR value does not guarantee the phone is safe. Camilla Rees, the founder of www.Electromagnetichealth.org, explains:
“It is important consumers realize that the SAR value, while providing information for comparison purposes between phones, is very limited in its usefulness as a measure of ‘safety.’ We are greatly concerned that people may be turning to the EWG database in droves not understanding just how limited a measure the SAR value is.”
The SAR value is only comparing the heating effect of different phones and does not give an indication that a cell phone is ‘safe.’
“Physical distance of the phone from your brain, and less usage of the cell phone overall, more so than simply choosing a phone with a lower SAR value, is probably a far better insurance policy.” – Rees
Remember, the damage from cell phone exposure will take many years to surface, and there are rarely any initial symptoms, just like smoking and lung cancer.
It is always better to be on the safe side. If you are concerned about the potential health effects from a cell phone, follow these precautions:
1. Keep your phone as far away from your body as possible.
Use a headset, speakerphone, or text instead. Exposure decreases rapidly with increasing distance from the phone.
Note A person using a mobile phone 30–40 cm away from their body – for example when text messaging, accessing the Internet, or using a “hands-free” device – will, therefore, have a much lower exposure to radio frequency fields than someone holding the handset against their head.
2. Limit cell phone use by children.
Children are at a high risk. Developing brains and thinner skulls lead to higher absorption in children.
Regarding the long-term health effects of mobilephone use, the paucity of data, particularly for children, suggests that low-cost precautionary measures
are appropriate, especially because some of the exposures are close to guideline limits. 
Physicians could advise parents that their children’s RF exposure can be reduced by restricting the length of calls or by using hands-free devices to keep mobile phones away from the head and body. 
As long as adverse health effects cannot be ruled out with some degree of certainty, it appears to be appropriate to instruct children and their parents about a prudent use of mobile phones. 
3. Avoid using your cell phone in areas with a weak signal (in elevators, on transit, or when indicated by your phone).
Using a cell phone in areas of good reception decreases exposure by allowing the phone to transmit at reduced power. 
4. Use belt clips and purses to keep distance between your phone and body.
Do not carry on your body to at least meet the distance speciﬁed in your phone’s user manual.
5. Try to use Landline if possible.
6. Use a cell phone only when reception is good.
The weaker the reception, the more power your phone must use to transmit. And the more power it uses, the more radiation it emits, and the deeper the dangerous radio waves penetrate into your body. Ideally, you should only use your phone with full bars and good reception.
7. Turn Your Cell Phone Off When Not in Use.
As long as your cell phone is on, it emits radiation intermittently, even when you are not actually making a call.
8. Don’t keep Mobiles in your Jeans Pocket or near Heart. Keep min 10 Cm Distance between mobile and your body.
“Adverse effects of the Mobiles cannot be seen immediately but can be observed in long term. It may be called as slow poison. Try to be less attached to the virtual world which can weak you from outside as well as inside.” – Saurabh Shelar
Note: It’s not the debate on how other things are also affecting human. The post is only regarding the cell phones at the moment.