In the past couple of years, I've known three people who have died of brain cancer, and I can't help but be concerned that the use of portable phones (both mobile and land lines) has something to do with this. So when I read about Pong's new cover for the iPhone that directs radiation away from the body, I plunked down the money and ordered one.
My youngest daughter and her family have mobile phones only. My older daughter and her family are on their mobile phones a lot. I have portable phones in my house plus my iPhone. Radio waves. Radio waves.
Here's something for you to chew on:
Landmark Document Published: “Cell Phones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern”
The most comprehensive overview of research on cell phones and cancer
was published by the Environmental Trust today. Signed by 40
international scientists, “Cell Phones and Brain Tumors” details how
the Interphone study was flawed and recaps the latest research on the
issue. The main editor, Dr. Lloyd Morgan, summarizes the urgency of the
work to be done:
“Exposure to cellphone radiation is the
largest human health experiment ever
undertaken, without informed consent,
and has some 4 billion participants
enrolled. Science has shown increased
risk of brain tumors from use of
cellphones, as well as increased risk of eye
cancer, salivary gland tumors, testicular
lymphoma and leukemia.
The public must be informed.”
Download the press release and document here.
Here is a snippet from that report:
Concern 4: Independent research shows there is risk of brain tumors from cellphone use.
Studies led by Professor Lennart Hardell in Sweden found significantly increased risk of brain tumors from 10 or more years of cellphone or cordless phone use. Among their many significant findings are the following:
- For every 100 hours of cellphone use, the risk of brain cancer increases by 5%;
- For every year of cellphone use, the risk of brain cancer increases by 8%;
- After 10 or more years of digital cellphone use, there was a 280% increased risk of brain cancer;
- For digital cellphone users who were teenagers or younger when they first starting using a cellphone, there was a 420% increased risk of brain cancer.
I don't know about similar covers for other kinds of mobile phones, but I hope you'll consider this information and do what you can to protect yourself. We have become a world addicted to our mobile phones. You can't hardly find a public telephone these days. But use them (any portable phone that uses radio waves) with care. Please!