By Thomas H. Greco
This message from Ben Levi pretty much sums up the dangers of cell phone use, as well as precautions that can greatly reduce risks of adverse health effects. Please make sure to educate others, especially kids, who are especially susceptible to adverse radiation effects. –t.h.g.
As you all know, I’m pretty much of a techno-weenie, being an engineer by training, a Macintosh consultant, and general technology aficionado. Thus I have been very aware of the issues surrounding cellphone radiation and its impact on the human body, wherever it comes in contact (usually our ears).
The issues are highly political, and highly profit-biased, in that those companies who stand to make the most profit (cellphone manufacturers and wireless phone companies) are the ones who are doing all of the funding of studies researching the health impacts (and, of course, not finding any negative impacts at all). Here is one recent article, this is from GQ magazine, which again notes the clear evidence, being covered up, that ill health effects from cellphone radiation is a timebomb waiting to happen… ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG ADULTS who spend many hours a day with their cellphones glued to their ears.
So what to do about reducing the risk of developing brain tumors if you use a cellphone a lot?
1) Stop using cellphones (or reduce usage dramatically);
2) Use a headset! This is the approach I¹ve taken, and recommend to everyone who uses a cellphone. With a wired headset between the cellphone and your ear, you effectively remove the harmful effects of the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) being emitted from the cellphone during use (as long as the cellphone is not right next to your body). This is because the EMR is proportional to the cube of the distance… so its harmful effects drop off very quickly the further the cellphone is from your body.
[Note: Using a bluetooth wireless headset will still use EMR to communicate wirelessly between the headset and the cellphone, so I do not recommend using them as a substitute, even though the EMR emitted from a bluetooth headset to a cellphone a few feet away is much much lower than the EMR emitted from a cellphone, which has to communicate to the nearest cellphone tower sometimes miles away, and thus must be much more powerful.
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