Cancer and Cell Phones
people appear to have an almost pathological emotional attachment to their cell phones and there is a
fascinating suggestion that cell radiation pulses might actually be addictive to the human brain. We can't
save those who would rather die than switch. But ethics compelled us to ensure that all reasonable people
have access to the basic scientific facts.
cell phone is a microwave transmitter and it should bear a cancer warning! Microwave energy oscillates at
millions to billions of cycles per second. The Journal of Cellular Biochemistry reports that these
frequencies cause cancer and other diseases by interfering with cellular DNA and its repair mechanisms. Brain
cancer and cell phone risk is real. Microwave promotes rapid cell aging. Italian scientists have recently
demonstrated that cell phone radiation makes cancerous cells grow aggressively. Cordless phones marked 900
megahertz or 2.4 gigahertz emit the same dangerous microwave radiation as cell phones.
studies confirm that cell and cordless phone microwave can:
radiation & Cancer?
connection between microwave exposure and cancer has been documented for years. During the Cold War, the
Soviets irradiated the US Embassy in Moscow, Russia, with low level, twin-beam microwave radiation. Two
successive ambassadors developed leukemia. Other staffers also developed cancer--or their blood showed DNA
damage, which precedes cancer.
by University of Washington professor Dr. Henry Lai shows brain cells are clearly damaged by microwave levels
far below the US government's "safety" guidelines. Dr. Lai notes that even tiny doses of radio
frequency can cumulate over time and lead to harmful effects. He warns that public exposure to radiation
from wireless transmitters "should be limited to minimal."
advises consumers to avoid pointing a cellular antenna toward exposed parts of the body. But
independent tests show that cell phones can also leak huge amounts of radiation from the keypad and
mouthpiece. This radiation deeply penetrates brain, ear and eye tissues, which are especially susceptible
to microwave damage. Belt clip cases allow cell phones to deliver radiation to the liver or kidney areas when a
wired, hands-free earpiece is used.
1993, the Telecom industry committed $25 million dollars for a series of research projects designed to prove
that cell phones are safe. The studies proved just the opposite! They proved that federal microwave
exposure standards are dangerously inadequate. Cell damage and tumors can be easily induced in the lab at
about one third of the FCC's exposure guidelines.
Telecom boys panicked. They and their lackey politicians and federal regulators decided the only lucrative
thing to do was to LIE and DENY. Despite damning evidence, the FDA still prevaricates: "There is no
reason to conclude that there are health risks posed by cell phones to consumers." Meantime, the
Telecom industry has been pressing to INCREASE BY MORE THAN 10 TIMES the allowable human exposure to cell phone
Dr. George Carlo headed up the industry's study project. He presents the shocking facts in his book, Cell
Phones: "Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age: An Insider's Alarming Discoveries About Cancer and Genetic
Damage" (Carroll and Graf, 2001).
summary of Dr. Carlo's book is this: Cell phones are hot, adequate protective regulations are naught, and
Americans are being "fried" so that the deceitful telecom industry can rake it in! It's dirty
business as usual, and the longer the industry can con the public, the more billions it collects.
June 16, 2002 , CBS aired a Sixty Minutes segment which confirmed the telecom industry is about as grungy as it
gets. CBS producers accused major phone service providers of cheating, scamming, forging signatures,
switching phone service without permission and lying about charges. The attorney general of Connecticut
stated that despite millions of dollars in fines each year, these companies remain incorrigible.
Should we be trusting this industry with our brain tissues and our very lives?
of Evidence of dangers
to the head is extremely hazardous to children. Parents in some European nations are now warned to keep
children away from cell phones. A University of Utah researcher found the younger the child, the more
radiation is absorbed by the brain. Spanish researchers have shown that cell phones can alter electrical
activity of a child's brain for hours, causing drastic mood changes and possible behavior and learning
disabilities. Scientists fear that cell phone radiation could damage human embryos. Pregnant women
are advised to be wary.
cell phone must greatly increase its field strength to maintain communications within the metallic cage of an
auto. Thus, the effect of microwave radiation inside a vehicle is especially intense. Volkswagen of
Europe has warned that cell phone usage inside a car can be "injurious to health due to the extremely high
electromagnetic fields generated."
studies in England showed that an average driver talking on a cell is actually more impaired in function and
reaction time than a drunk. Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority reports that one hour of
exposure to mobile phone radiation can cause human cells to shrink. Researchers believe this is due to
increased protein activity, an indicator of cell damage. What an unstable world needs now is a global
population afflicted with incredible shrinking brains!
cancer rates in USA have increased by 25% since 1975. In 2001, 185,000 Americans were diagnosed with some
form of brain cancer. A grade four brain tumor can grow from the size of a grape to tennis ball size in
just 4 months. Brain tumors are almost always fatal and most people die within 6-12 months after
diagnosis. On April 7, 2002 , Sixty Minutes aired a fascinating report on brain cancer, explaining that
scientists are unsure why incidence of the disease is growing so exponentially.
ignore the evidence
the segment was followed by a Sprint ad, which advised parents that the best way to keep track of teenagers is
to connect them to a cell phone. While researchers say that radical damage to the brain can occur within
the first few minutes of conversation, Telecom ads encourage customers to spend many hours on the phone each
month. Those blazing, full-page cell phone ads in newspapers and magazines must be the reason cell phone
dangers are almost never discussed in the mainstream media.
excellent resource tool is Robert Kane's book "Cellular Telephone Russian Roulette" (Vantage Press,
2001). As a telecommunications expert, Kane presents an impressive collection of studies showing that both
government agencies and cell phone manufacturers KNEW YEARS AGO that cell phone radiation at present
exposure levels is dangerous to human health. He notes that cell phones would be rendered useless if their
RF emissions were reduced to safe levels.
of illness from heavy cell phone usage and from living or working close to powerful RF transmitters are
synchronous with numerous cancer-related lawsuits now being filed against the cell phone industry. The
insurance industry sees big trouble ahead. Underwriters for Lloyd's of London refuse to insure phone
manufacturers against damage to users' health. Cell phones are today what tobacco was 40 years ago.
Journalist: Amy Worthington
March 06, 2005