Cary G Dean
By William Thomas
The evidence is in and it's overwhelming. Bioinitiative Report
The risk of contracting cancer from Mobile phones is about 4% of more than 2 billion users - 80 million people and rising at 25,000 new "users" every day.
The risk of premature senility and contracting Alzheimer's is extreme.
Most kids brought up using Mobile Phones will be functionally senile by the time they are 30.
You only need 2000 hours on a Mobile - OR A CORDLESS - phone to qualify for a 2 to 4x increased likelihood of a brain (glioma) or ear (acoustic neuroma) tumor.
On a New Zealand news show, Dr. George Carlo called marketing strategies aimed at children, “grotesque” after identifying as many as 50,000 new cases of brain and eye cancer attributable to Mobile phone use being diagnosed every year.
(Mobile users who wear metal-frame glasses intensify the exposure to their eyes and heads).
Based on current epidemiological studies, that number will reach half a million Mobile phone cancer cases annually within the next two years. [IsraCast Technology News July 29/05]
After heading a $28 million Mobile phone study from 1993 through 2001, Dr. Carlos' finding "that RF causes genetic damage" was not welcomed by his Mobile phone industry sponsors.
Ross Adey worked on similar research funded by Motorola in 1991. After he came to similar conclusions, Motorola was adamant that Adey never mention DNA damage and radiofrequency radiation in the same breath.
[WSW July 11/02; wirelessconsumers.org Dec03/01]
It's not just cancer that makes Mobile phones so dangerous. Lloyd's of London refuses to insure phone manufacturers against the risk of subscribers developing cancer - and early onset Alzheimer's.
"Cumulative DNA damage in nerve cells of the brain can lead to Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and Parkinson's diseases." One type of brain cell can become cancerous from these double-strand DNA breaks at lower than the current Specific Absorption Rate exposure-standard (4 watts/kg).
It is not the total energy associated with the EMF that is critical, but rather pulsed oscillations.
Many repetitions at the higher frequency close to subtle natural rhythms cause non-thermal threshold to be reached in a shorter time. This makes cellular processes "unusually sensitive to non-thermal ELF frequency fields."
Dr. Henry Lai, a 20-year EMF researcher, and colleague Dr. N.P. Singh confirmed double-strand DNA breaks in test animals exposed for just two hours to pulsed, cell phone microwaves.
When you talk on your mobile phone at 800 MHz and 1,990 MHz, whipping anything back-and-forth 800 or 1,990 million times per second is bound to cause breakage in the double-strand DNA of human cells.
EM engineer Alasdair Philips of Britain's Powerwatch looked for people under age 40 using Mobile phones more than four hours a day, and found them already retired as "unfit for future work" due to early onset dementia.
[EMFacts Consultancy Mar 26/03]
Stunned by an additional $4 billion a year in claims for drivers using Mobile phones, North American insurers discovered that juggling phones while driving is not causing a 600% increase in accidents.
Moblie phones are much worse than merely dangerous driving distractions.
Tests conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy found that using a Mobile phone severely impairs a driver's memory and reaction times by disrupting signals to and within the brain.
Hands-free mobile phones cause even more crashes because they typically emit 10-times more brainwave interference than handheld units.
Phoning from inside a car or truck is a bad call for everyone in the vehicle - especially children - because the surrounding steel structure amplifies Mobile phone emissions "by up to 10-fold," the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee reports.
University of Toronto investigators report that the heightened probability of cracking up your car persists for up to a half-hour after completing a call.
"That's comparable to the risk of crashing while driving dead drunk," exclaims Dr. Chris Runball, chairman of the B.C. Medical Association's emergency medical services committee.
Motorists talking on Mobile phones are actually more impaired than drunk drivers with blood-alcohol levels exceeding 0.08. It doesn't matter whether the phone is hand-held or hands free.
[Human Factors and Ergonomics Society]
If you put a 20-year-old driver behind the wheel with a Mobile phone, her reaction times are the same as a 70-year-old driver, But not as wise.
[AP Feb 2/05; Human Factors Winter/05]
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By William Thomas