The blood-brain barrier is a delicate membrane that separates the brain from the rest of the body and filters the blood supply to the brain. This filtering membrane keeps toxins and damaging proteins that might be found in the blood from coming in contact with sensitive brain tissue. Research has shown that talking on a cell phone for as little as two minutes will disable the blood-brain barrier. (49) In studies done by neurologist Dr. Leif Salford it was found that toxins and harmful
proteins can pass out of the blood and into the brain while the cell phone is switched on. It is noteworthy that diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s are linked to unwanted proteins being found in the brain.
It’s Like Driving While Drunk
The U.S. Department of Energy found that using a cell phone while driving will severely impair memory and reaction time. In fact, the impairment is so severe that it is similar to driving while intoxicated. Additionally, University of Toronto investigators found that the impaired effects of a cell phone call made while driving will persist up to 15 minutes after completing the call. (50) The effect was the same whether the driver used a handsfree headset or not. Many countries are now moving to join England, Spain, Israel, Switzerland, and Brazil in restricting or banning cell phone use by drivers.
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