The Cell Phone Trap: The
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by Joel S. Hirschhorn
It is now inconceivable that our world could function
without the 5 billion cell phones used globally. The new
book by Devra Davis “Disconnect” deserves your attention.
Indeed, if you use a cell phone a lot it should be mandatory
It also seems inconceivable that the trillion dollar cell
phone industry and governments worldwide could have pushed
this technology without ever having solid research results
proving the safety of cell phones. If true that would be
deadly frightening. But that is exactly the reality.
Is this a bizarre slip up or an intentional conspiracy
between corporate and government interests? The more you
learn the more you fear. Nightmarishly, cell phone
technology has become too big to fail, no matter its deadly
risks. Government won’t protect you, so you have to protect
Let me note that I rarely use my cell phone. Very few people
have my number and I rarely turn it on, except when I need
to make a call. As a former professor of engineering I have
always seen technology as offering risks, not just heavily
commercialized benefits. The risks are often dismissed,
poorly studied or just plain ignored.
And by now everyone should be concerned that neither
government regulations nor corporate responsibility protect
us very well from harmful foods, prescription drugs and
Facing the truth is often painful, but if you care about
protecting your health and the health of people you love,
then this is a book you definitely want to read and get
others to read. Make no mistake, what you learn will upset
you, but beyond getting angry at companies and the
government for not adequately protecting against a man made
public health disaster, you will be motivated to change your
behavior. The subtitle sums up the theme: The Truth About
Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It,
and How to Protect Your Family.
Here are some of the eye-popping facts and insights I picked
up from reading of this book.
Tests show young men who keep their phones in a pants pocket
have reduced sperm counts.
Some scientists have, for decades, known about the adverse
effects that radiofrequency causes in the brain. For
example, radiofrequency allows chemicals and toxins from the
blood, which are normally kept away from the nervous system,
to enter the brain and cause disease.
The work of Dr. Lennart Hardell in Sweden should make cell
phone users reconsider their practices. Swedes who have used
cell phones the most and for the longest times have more
malignant brain tumors than others. After a decade of use
the risk of brain tumors is doubled. Similar results were
found by scientists in Israel , Finland , Russia and England
. Hardell has also found that teenagers using cell phones
end up after a decade with four times more brain cancers.
The book highlights what the distinguished research
scientist Dariusz Leszczynski said: “we clearly showed that
radiation from a phone had a biological impact. After this
work, which in fact repeated that of many others…the world
could no longer pretend that the only problems with cell
phones occurred after you could measure a change in
temperature. This view was always mistaken, of course, and
our work showed that.” In other words, much lower power than
in microwave ovens does not mean the absence of effects on
Davis makes the inescapable point at the end of the book
that “we need to invest in cell phones’ safety as we do with
other modern technologies.” But it is not clear whether that
is proceeding as it should. Do you think industry and
government will do the right thing and risk getting research
results that could devastate cell phone usage? With
corporate interests corrupting Congress it is highly
unlikely that what is needed in terms of research and
regulation will happen.
What should cell phone users do? They and children in
particular should not be using cell phones without "ear
buds." They should not keep cell phones that are turned on
in their clothing next to their body. Use the speaker
option. Recognize that texting and other phone functions can
be less dangerous than holding a phone next to your head to
hear. Remember that cordless phones also pose similar
radiation hazards, so minimize their use at home.
I wonder whether the richest and most powerful people in
society, like President Obama (and his children), have been
strongly advised to not hold cell phones next to the head.
Bottom line: Your addiction to cell phone use just might be
your downfall. How much risk do you want to take? Smart
phones are the rage. Now we need a lot more smart people.
Disconnect. The more you use your cell phone, the more
trapped you are.
Port Augusta South Australia
Luxembourg, Luxembourg City,