Studies show radiation from wireless devices affect our brains

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brain(NaturalHealth365) There are many devices and appliances that emit electromagnetic fields (EMFs), TVs, computers, washing machines, refrigerators and routers. Of course, let’s not forget, cell phones emit a form of electromagnetic field called radio frequency radiation.

Currently there are about 7.3 billion people on the planet and 6. 9 billion mobile phone subscriptions, so the cell phone is an important issue for that reason alone. But, there are other important reasons why the cell phone question is a concern.

Major health concern: How much do you use your cell phone?

One thing that sets the cell phone apart – from any other wireless device – is that we use it so much of the time in close proximity to our brain and other vital organs in our body. Another important factor is that more than two-thirds of adults sleep with their cell phone next to their head. (not a good idea) A staggering reality: This figure rises to 90 percent sleeping with their cell phone – in the 18 to 29 year old age bracket.

Cell phone usage is linked to both malignant and benign brain tumors

The number one fear regarding cell phone usage is brain cancer. In 2011 the World Health Organization (WHO) classified cell phone radiation as a possible Group 2B carcinogen and officially recommended that consumers find ways to reduce their exposure. By definition, this means cell phone radiation is suspected of causing cancer.

The links between cell phone radiation exposures and cancer are well founded. A meta-analysis published in the International Journal of Oncology, carried out by Swedish researchers, found significant associations between long-term cell phone use and brain tumors. Cell phone use was linked to both malignant and benign brain tumors after ten years of cell phone use.

Other reported side effects of cell phone radiation include headaches, dizziness, sleep disorders, benign tumors, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Let’s take a closer look at the known mechanisms by which cell phone radiation can affect the brain.

Cell phone radiation linked to increased permeability of the brain-blood barrier

The blood-brain barrier is a membrane that acts as a filter to keep the brain safe from toxins such as heavy metals, pathogens, drugs, and other foreign substances. Numerous neurological diseases are associated with a compromised blood-brain barrier, including Alzheimer’s, meningitis and multiple sclerosis. In addition, cell phone radiation can increase the permeability of the brain-blood barrier, allowing things like mercury, aluminum, and viruses to more easily enter the brain.

Be warned: Long-term exposure can lead to a chronic increase in the level of free radicals. And, we know, free radicals are unattached oxygen molecules that attack cells in a similar way that metal rusts when it comes into contact with water and oxygen.

Because it’s a heavy oxygen user the brain is highly susceptible to free radical damage. And, common sense tells us, free radicals can be the first step to brain cell damage and premature aging.

Cell phone radiation harms neurotransmitter function

Brain cells communicate with each other via chemicals called neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters perform a host of important functions such as regulating mood, sleep, motivation, ability to learn and addictions.

Long-term exposure to cell phone radiation has been found to alter the expression of 143 proteins in the brain. This can cause significant disruption in levels of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which in turn can cause adverse effects on mood, memory, learning, and stress.

Cell phone radiation ruptures brain cell membranes

Another way cell phone radiation can disrupt brain cell communication is by rupturing brain cell membranes. This disruption can cause them to leak calcium ions needed for communication between brain cells.

Retired lecturer Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy of Imperial College of London believes that an increase in accidents among cell phone users is primarily due to delayed reactions caused by calcium ion leakage.

Cell phone use disrupts brain glucose metabolism

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that 50 minutes spent on a cell phone disrupts brain glucose metabolism. This is important because glucose is the main source of energy of your brain.

Some experts believe that Alzheimer’s disease may occur when areas of the brain are not able to utilize glucose to feed brain cells. These parts of the brain have become insulin resistant. In fact, many health experts consider Alzheimer’s to be a form of ‘type 3 diabetes.’

Low-level EMF exposure disrupts your production of melatonin

Sleep is widely considered to be critical for good health. It’s during sleep that a whole series of cellular and hormonal processes take place which allow our bodies to rejuvenate and regenerate.

Dozens of studies show that low-level EMF exposure impedes the production of melatonin. Besides regulating our circadian rhythm melatonin is also a potent antioxidant, essential for a healthy immune system.

Cell phone radiation linked to thyroid dysfunction

The thyroid gland is situated in the neck. Using a cell phone against your ear exposes your thyroid to cell phone radiation.

A recent Israeli study observed that, “the incidence of thyroid cancer has been on the rise in Israel for more than a decade which matches the rise in the use of cellphones”. The study found, “evidence of changes in thyroid cells in response to electromagnetic radiation.”

Protect yourself from cell phone radiation

Unfortunately you just can’t rely on the manufacturers of electronic devices or the government to keep you safe from EMFs. Here are some common sense tips to lower your exposure to cell phone radiation:

  • Text, don’t talk
  • Use a headset or speaker when you do talk
  • If you carry your cell phone close to your body put it on airplane mode
  • Don’t sleep with your cell phone next to you
  • Only use your cell phone when your signal is strong

Click here for more tips on how to protect yourself from harmful cell phone radiation.

Our children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of cell phone radiation

In the United States, 46 percent of children between ages 8 and 12 use a cell phone. Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, former director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and former senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute, has testified before Congress that EMF absorption rates are higher in a child’s brain than in an adult’s since their brain tissues are more absorbent than those of adults, their skulls are thinner, and their relative size is smaller.

A child’s brain can absorb twice the level of electromagnetic radiation as an adult brain. EMFs can penetrate almost straight through the entire brain of a 5-year-old child.

So, a good first step for reducing children’s exposure to EMFs is to make their bedrooms electronic-free zones and not children under the age of 18 to have their own mobile phone or wireless devices.

About the author: Lloyd Burrell is the founder of ElectricSense.com. His website offers solutions to the growing number of people whose health is being compromised by exposure to wireless and similar technologies. Download his free EMF Health Report today!

References:

The Alarming Ways EMFs Are Changing Your Brain


http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf

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  • Wayne Darwin

    The new wave of mobile devices are one of the most troubling aspects of this decade. We have no natural defense system to support our body against the bombardment of all the radiation these devices give off.

    As the list of mobile devices gets longer we will be receiving an unlimited amount of radiation.

  • The Tuna Fairy

    This is excellent information,keep up the good work!
    My problem with this article (and others like it) is “give me a better solution” You say things like “put the phone in airplane mode when you carry it”, um that’s what we DO with cell phones, we carry them around. “Don’t sleep with it near your head” so if you have to call 911 in the night you need to get up and go across the room to where you left it? I can’t afford to have a land line AND a cell phone, so the only phone I have is cell, and it HAS to be someplace I can find it if I need it.
    I’d LOVE to see a solution made for people like me, a phone system that’s landline in the house but cell if I go places, all one system, all one number, not priced stupid expensive, and actually useful for my life. If anyone knows of anything like this, please pass it on. I HATE carrying my cell around, BUT due to life stuff, I HAVE to be near a phone all the time.
    The thing I love about a cell is I can carry it around. The thing I hate about them is I HAVE to carry it around, or always know where I set it down. And rememeber to pick it up. I’d LOVE to see the author of the article figure out how to fix the CAUSE of this wireless exposure, which is we need to have our phones by us, and tell us a solution we can use to fix it. 😀

    • 1555

      Well, regarding the cell phone in bedroom – the latest advice given to us is to keep it at least 6 feet from your bed. If you have it in airplane mode, that should not be bad.

      If you search the web you will find covers for the phone that filter out most/all of the radiation.

      And wondering – How often do you actually have to call 911 ?- If it is often, why not place the cell in a pouch with a string, keep it a couple of yards from your bed, and IF you do need to call that 911, just pull the string to bring it to your bed ! Time to get creative in life. Best to you.

  • Alan Schmukler

    Whenever I tell people about the dangers of cell phones, they say : “Yes, but it’s sooo convenient”. You really can’t change the popular mentality.

  • abinico

    BULLCRAP! GMO is a far greater danger and threat.

    • 1555

      They both are very dangerous. There is one difference though, one needs to eat (GMO danger) , one does not need to use a cell phone.

      Wearing a business cell phone on my hip 10 hours daily for just 2 weeks, I developed a painful pre-cancerous bone condition that took 2 months to go away , while using very effective healing tools. That was a lesson hard to forget. Now I still need to use cell phone for work, but I carry it very carefully on the outside pocket of a bag, antenna pointing down, the more active back of the phone pointing away from me. If I don’t have it placed that way, my body alerts me ,and I need to change it. Next I will make a cover from one of the RF protective fabrics.

      • abinico

        I will say it again. We live in an ocean of EMF – you just cannot get away from it. If EMF was dangerous we would all be dead by now.

  • Is a cellphone switched off but with the alarm on also an issue in the bedroom? Also, I have read that bluetooth makes the risk worse than non-bluetooth?