Yet another product that when used as directed may harm you over the long haul. And, of course, it's the kids that are most at risk from a lifetime of exposure.Excerpted from “WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk” By Danielle Dellorto, CNN, May 31, 2011 1:49 p.m. EDT
Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.
Before its announcement Tuesday, WHO had assured consumers that no adverse health effects had been established.
A team of 31 scientists from 14 countries, including the United States, made the decision after reviewing peer-reviewed studies on cell phone safety. The team found enough evidence to categorize personal exposure as "possibly carcinogenic to humans." …
“We should follow the positions taken by the tech-savvy Israelis and Finns, and urge simple precautions to keep cell phones from the brain and body, adopting the ALARA principle--(from radiation biology...As Low as Reasonably Achievable) technology …” — Dr. Devra Davis, e-mail, TIME, Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Read more: A WHO Team of Researchers Conclude That Cell Phones Are "Possibly Carcinogenic" - - TIME Healthland
And, there was this report last week.
Excerpted from “Researchers Say New Studies Confirm Cell Phone Hazards; "Stunning proof" ignored in North America, scientists say” By Mark Huffman, ConsumerAffairs.com, 05/23/2011
Now, a group of international researchers meeting in Istanbul, Turkey has released what they call “stunning proof” that confirms findings from the Council of Europe -- pulsed digital signals from cell phones disrupt DNA, impair brain function and lower sperm count.
A meeting convened by Environmental Health Trust, with the Turkish cancer society, and Gazi University, revealed the new research that the scientists say shows damage to DNA, brain and sperm.
Nesrin Seyhan, an advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) and NATO and head of the Biophysics Department and Bioelectromagnetics Laboratory at Gazi University in Ankara, presented findings that he says confirm the warning that just four hours of exposure to cell phone radiation disrupts the ability of human brain cells to repair damaged genes. …