Cell phones emit radiation. This is a fact that no one can’t avoid and there are risks associated with it. Some research shows the cell phone radiation may be linked to an increased risk of certain types of brain tumors in people who use their phones heavily or for a long time; other studies show no such link. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), “We do not know whether cell phone use causes cancer.”
The NCI points out that cell phones emit low levels of radiation, and it is unlikely they pose a health risk. When cell phones were first introduced, most people did not use them heavily or for a long time as they did today and studies showed no increase in brain tumors. Researchers who reviewed these data say it may have been because cell phone users of that era didn’t spend much as they weren’t using their phones on a regular basis. However, today people spend more time on a cell phone than any other communication device in our existence. Cory Harow, MD, says that cell phone use has increased six-fold since 1992.
According to Dr. Harow, “We are in a new era now where people spend more time on their phones than any other communication device.” The amount of exposure from cell phones is also up as they emit higher frequency and the radiation penetrates deeper into our brain.
Harow has said, “It’s not a question of whether we will have an epidemic of problems with cell phones and cancer – it’s really about how big that problem is going to be.”
Cell phone radiation may cause tumors in lab animals but there are no human studies on this topic as yet. Maybe in the future, cell phone manufacturers will be required to stamp a warning label that could state maybe for a certain amount of usage, a person can be subject to exposure to some kind of cell phone radiation and the level of radiation that could be harmful to us.
Cell phone radiation is real and needs to be taken seriously. The cell phone industry offers reassurances but it’s no different than when tobacco companies said cigarettes were not dangerous, or the automobile industry trying to reassure people that seat belts are unnecessary for vehicle occupants. And everyone knows how those statements turned out!
Dr. Cory Harow believes the truth about cellphone radiation is that it exists and it is a matter of public health. Cell phones emit radiation in the form of non-ionizing electromagnetic frequency energy or EMF, which has been shown to cause cell death and damage DNA in lab animals but there are no human studies on this topic as yet. Maybe in the future and after more research, society will know if and how much radiation cell phones emit and if the amount can damage the human brain.
The cell phone industry and the government agencies that oversee them need to do more research on this topic so the population can have an evidence-based understanding of it. Until then, society should take precautions against any potential risks just in case they exist. By taking these necessary steps now; before everyone knows anything conclusive about radiation safety, it has been warned that the product does emit some kind of radiation and takes steps to reduce the risk. When talking on a cell phone and placing it against our ears for a long period of time, the sensation of the phone getting hot tells us it is time to put it down and stop using it until it cools off. In the past several years, cell phones have become an indispensable part of our lives. Consumers use them to communicate with friends and family, to get directions when lost or on unfamiliar territory, to entertain us during those long commutes in traffic jams, and even though it seems like a given that any electronic device emitting microwaves would need some kind of limitation of usage, they still dominate our brain.
People should also be careful not to place cell phones close to their heads because the radiation from cell phones can possibly cause brain cancer even if researchers have not yet concluded it; however, with more future research, the truth will come out for sure. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified mobile phone use as “possibly carcinogenic” in humans due to limited evidence of a possible increase in risk for developing glioma and acoustic neuroma.”
There are many people who say that they have experienced headaches or pain while using their cell phone, an experience which is usually accompanied by dizziness. It’s unclear whether this sensation comes from radiation emitted directly from the device or other factors such as heat generated by prolonged usage in direct contact with skin. This article will help us understand why the need to take steps against exposure to these harmful small radiations that are currently emitted by cell phones.