Saturday, May 12, 2012
Why Are Cell Phones Bad?
1. Did you know that children's brains are way smaller, so it affects us way more. And we have more water in children's brains so electromagnetic radiation is conducted faster and stronger.
"Of particular significance for children are studies which indicate that children absorb more radiation in the brain than adults which may indicate a greater risk of brain tumours."
"A two-minute cell phone call alters a child’s brain function for an hour."
(Source: The child scrambler–What a mobile can do to a youngster’s brain in 2 minutes”, UK Sunday Mirror, April 1, 2004.)
2. When you use your cell phone in the car. If you just turn it on, it sends out radiation and it's the worst when you have your windows closed, because it bounces all over the car and can't get out. So, if you just turn it on in the car, you'll feel like you've been using it for hours. Plus, you're damaging everyone else in the car.
"Don’t talk on a cell phone while in a vehicle, on a train, bus, plane, or subway. These enclosed areas trap radiation and consequently exposure becomes higher in these enclosed metal surroundings. They also impede the signal so your cell phone must use more power to maintain the connection."
(Source: Cell Phone Poisoning of America by Lynn Quiring, RPh, CCN, NMD)
3. Cell phone radiation disturbs learning and damages brain function.
"Scientists have discovered that a call lasting just two minutes can alter the natural electrical activity of a child's brain for up to an hour afterwards.
And they also found for the first time how radio waves from mobile phones penetrate deep into the brain and not just around the ear.
The study by Spanish scientists has prompted leading medical experts to question whether it is safe for children to use mobile phones at all.
Doctors fear that disturbed brain activity in children could lead to psychiatric and behavioural problems or impair learning ability.
It was the first time that human guinea pigs were used to measure the effects of mobile phone radiation on children. The tests were carried out on an 11-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl called Jennifer."
(Source: The child scrambler–What a mobile can do to a youngster’s brain in 2
minutes”, UK Sunday Mirror, April 1, 2004.)
4. Many of the kids in class have their cell phones on and so it is giving the rest of us radiation and there's nothing we can do about it - except send a letter to our school and get our parents involved.
“The body of available research indicates that operation of a nearby portable cellular telephone will expose a non-user to radiation, some of which will be deposited into the brain of the non-user at levels higher than necessary to elicit undesirable biological effects even though the phone may be more than ten feet away from the non-user.”
(Source: Robert Kane, PhD., former Motorola Senior Research Scientist)
5. Moms especially need to make sure they don't use cell phones (mobile phones) around their babies.
"A research group in Saudi Arabia found that a mobile phone held close to the abdomen of pregnant women for ten minutes increased the baby’s heart rate and decreased the amount of blood being pumped by the heart."
"In 2008 scientists in Denmark reported that when women (over 100,000 of them) used a mobile phone during pregnancy, there was an increased risk of behavioural problems in the children, measured at age 7."
"... when you also take into account studies such as one in rats that has shown that exposing pregnant rats to a mobile phone for one hour a day during pregnancy led to abnormal dead cells in the brain of their offspring and fewer healthy cells in regions involved in learning and memory after birth, then it becomes more worrying."
(Source: Dr Sarah Starkey, PhD, Neuroscientist)
6. But imagine this: If cell phones (mobile phones) can do this much damage to animals, just think what they're doing to us kids?!
"Scientists have found that when rats were exposed to a mobile phone in standby mode, switched on to speech mode for 15 minutes twice a day during pregnancy, the female babies had an average of 30% fewer follicles (containing the eggs) in their ovaries after birth. If this were to happen in humans then it could seriously reduce the fertility of the next generation of females. We don’t know whether it was the 11 hours and 45 minutes in standby or the 15 minutes in speech mode that led to the decreased fertility. If it was the former then it is likely that living in a wi-fi environment could also reduce the fertility of subsequent generations."
(Source: Dr Sarah Starkey, PhD, Neuroscientist)
Lastly, here's a really great article from GQ Magazine about the dangers of cellphones and wireless computers - give this to every adult you know!