MOUNTING evidence proves RF radiation causes cancer
(NaturalHealth365) In a new paper, an international team of experts – including a former director of the United States National Toxicology Program (NTP) – outline why they believe there is “substantial scientific evidence” that radiofrequency (RF) radiation has the potential to cause a wide range of harmful effects in humans.
From cancer to neurological effects and more, there are several potential health concerns you should be aware of – as well as several ways to protect your family.
“Substantial” evidence that exposure to RF radiation can lead to cancer, leading experts warn
According to the National Cancer Institute, radiofrequency (RF) radiation – described as a “type of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation” – is a form of “low-energy” radiation emitted from things like wireless and cellular telephones, radios, televisions, radar, satellites, microwave ovens, smart meters, wireless headphones and other wearable devices, computers, and wireless networks (WiFi).
“Although there have been health concerns,” the National Cancer Institute continues on a webpage defining the term, “most types of radiofrequency radiation have not been found to cause harmful health effects, including cancer.” However, a recent paper published online in Environmental Research calls these claims into question.
The paper was co-authored by four subject matter experts, including two toxicologists, a physicist, and a double-board certified physician (Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology) and professor at the Yale School of Medicine. In it, the authors begin by pointing out that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded over a decade ago that RF radiation from cell phones is a “possible human carcinogen.” They add that senior advisors from the World Health Organization (WHO) recently surmised that “if [radiofrequency radiation] were evaluated based on more current studies, it would be upgraded to a probable if not confirmed human carcinogen.”
In addition, 2018 animal research conducted by the U.S. NTP “provided clear evidence that mobile phone radiation caused cancer in male rats, along with cardiac and other systemic damage, as well as DNA damage in multiple organs in both rats and mice.”
Despite these and other findings showing neurological, endocrinological, and other systemic harms caused by RF radiation, the authors warn that “industry-affiliated scientists” routinely dismiss the growing body of evidence revealing harm from these ubiquitous radiation-emitting devices.
Moreover, the authors accuse the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of not appropriately utilizing the so-called “Precautionary Principle,” which, while imperfect, is the current standard by which governing agencies “[establish] public policy to guard the safety of the general public from potentially harmful materials, practices or technologies.”
For example, the authors note that the current exposure standards set by the FCC “consider only thermal effects” for their potential harm, despite “mounting evidence of non-thermal effects of exposure to electromagnetic radiation in biological systems and human populations.”
“We conclude that there is substantial scientific evidence that [RF radiation] causes cancer, endocrinological, neurological and other adverse health effects,” the authors say before mincing absolutely no words in their indictment of the FCC and other agencies tasked with protecting public health: “In light of this evidence, the primary mission of public bodies, such as the FCC, to protect public health has not been fulfilled. Rather, we find that industry convenience is being prioritized and thereby subjecting the public to avoidable risks” (emphasis ours).
Quoted in a March 3, 2023 article published by Children’s Health Defense, Co-author Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, “We know enough now to take steps to reduce exposure to this … It’s time.”
5 simple ways to reduce your exposure to radiofrequency radiation
Out of an abundance of caution, we encourage readers to reduce their families’ exposure to radiofrequency radiation.
Ever wondered how? Here are some suggestions from sources, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
- Spend less time on your cell phone and minimize or eliminate your use of wireless headphones, wireless speakers, and other technology devices that rely on Bluetooth or WiFi
- Especially avoid using your phone when your cell signal is weak, “as this causes cell phones to boost RF transmission power,” according to the FDA
- Avoid using your phone while traveling at high speeds (e.g., in a bus, car, or train), as this can also increase RF transmission power as your phone tries to connect to multiple different cell phone tower signals)
- When not using your phone, put it on airplane mode
- Turn off your home’s Wi-Fi routers at night
- Hard wire as many devices as you can … don’t use wireless technology
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