Government abandons cellphone radiation research despite alarming cancer revelations

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cellphone-radiation(NaturalHealth365)  Cell phones have become ubiquitous in our lives in a way nobody could have predicted.  What started as a phone you kept in your car or purse to get help in emergencies has become a constant companion – a computer with all the world’s knowledge in your pocket that you check thousands of times a day.

Naturally, a small computer so close to our head or body generates some level of electromagnetic energy, which is no small concern.  Unfortunately, the National Institute of Environmental Health and Sciences has decided that the radiation from your phone is no longer a concern.  This is despite the fact that their Environmental Toxicology Program indicated a high degree of carcinogenic properties from the radiation coming from your phone.

If you were already concerned about the radiation present in your cell phone, this is information that you absolutely must know.  Keep reading to understand the threat and how it can be mitigated.

Could your cellphone hold a stealthy threat in its unseen radiation emissions?

There is no doubt that your cell phone emits radiation every minute of the day.  While it is not as potent or as dangerous as the radiation in a nuclear device, electromagnetic radiation is constant energy pouring out of your device.  When electromagnetic radiation is pouring out of your TV, it’s not that big of a deal because it has a short range of travel and dissipates into the environment.  And unless your eyeballs are pressed against the screen, it’s of little danger.

Instead, when you have a microcomputer that is more powerful than every computer that existed in the 1990s and you hold it to your head multiple times a day, the radiation is far more concentrated and directly in the most sensitive area of your body.

Electromagnetic waves are short waves that are highly energetic and penetrate deeply into the flesh around your head and neck when your phone is against your ear.  This exposes your brain stem and your brain to high doses of this particular energy, and there is “high concern” evidence that it leads to tumors in both rats and humans.  “High concern” is the Environmental Toxicology Program’s highest level of assumed carcinogenic risk.

Government abruptly halts cell phone radiation research despite clear cancer risks

The National Institute of Environmental Health and Safety is canceling its toxicology program research on cell phone radiation because it simply doesn’t have the funding.  Again, this is despite finding a significant risk of cancer in the head and neck from the research that they performed.

Their research was conducted by exposing rats to cell phone radiation and measuring the growth rate and types of tumors that developed.  They also used epidemiological data and exposure rates to cell phone radiation to determine the relative risk in the human population of head and neck cancers based on cell phone use.

In both studies, the results were highly indicative that more cell phone use leads to more head and neck tumors.  The most concerning part, however, is that more research needs to be done, and it’s not being done.

Tips to reduce your risk of exposure to cell phone radiation

All the studies on cell phones and cancer rates are based on direct exposure to cell phone radiation.  While it is unlikely that you would be able to give up cellular technology in general, there are ways you can mitigate exposure.

One thing that you can do is keep your phone away from your head by using the speakerphone function.  This prevents your head from absorbing more radiation.  Another option you could employ is headphones with a microphone capability or earbuds with voice capabilities.  This allows you to make and answer calls freely without putting the phone directly to your head.  Additionally, decreasing the duration of phone calls and screen time to reduce overall exposure is also a wise approach.

You can also take action by contacting your Congressmen and women and letting them know that you think the Environmental Toxicology Program should continue investigating the link between cell phones and cancer.  The greatest change in our government and research centers comes from the citizens speaking up and making their voices heard.

It’s also important to note that young children have been shown to absorb at least twice the amount of radiation from cellular devices as adults.  There is no reason for your child to use a cell phone all the time, so if they have one, make sure they only use it in emergencies.  One of the best gifts you can give your children is not to allow them unrestricted screen time; the radiation risk is another good reason.

Cell phone radiation is a very real problem, and there is scientific evidence linking it to cancer development, but you can mitigate your exposure to it.  Understanding your risks and helping to increase awareness are two ways you can mitigate cell phone radiation exposure in your community.

Sources for this article include:

Saferemr.com
Childrenshealthdefense.org


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