Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Awareness increases among hollywood folks!

We are increasingly seeing popular people waking up to the dangers of cellphone radiation.

In a recent interview, in which she lists the things she can't live without, Gwyneth Paltrow said: "A handset cuts down on cell phone radiation.

Gwyneth Paltrow protecting herself from cellphone radiation

The famous rockstar Lenny Kravitz uses a handset with his cell phone because he is scared of radiation affecting his head. The 'Fly Away' rocker is paranoid about the effect radiation waves could have on his brain and so uses a special handset which he attaches to his mobile handset when making calls.

Lenny Kavitz talks about mobile phone radiation

We hope more will follow their footsteps.

Cellphone radiation is real and we need to create more awareness among the people.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

IIT Professor's study proves Cellphone radiation is dangerous

Prof Girish Kumar of IIT-Bombay's department of electrical engineering warns against excessive use of cell phones as they put users, to increased risk of cancer, brain tumour and many other health hazards.

The effects are even more profound in the case of children.

Following are some of the major findings of Dr.Kumar's study:

  1. A 400% increase in the risk of brain cancer among for teenagers using cell phones. Children are more vulnerable to cell phone radiation. The younger the child, the deeper is the penetration of electromagnetic radiation as children's skulls are thinner.  
  2. Use of cell phones for more than 30 minutes per day for 10 years increases the risk of brain cancer and acoustic neuroma. 
  3. Cell phone radiation causes irreversible damage to male fertility. 
  4. Cell phone frequencies interfere with the functioning of other life-saving gadgets, including implanted pace-makers, and may, therefore, cause sudden death. 
  5. degrade the immune system and stimulate allergic\inflammatory responses, including rashes, sores, biting sensations and lesions. 
  6. higher risk of hearing loss. Cell phone radiation can cause tinnitus and damage the auditory hair cells present in the inner ear. Once damaged, these cells can never regenerate.  
  7. damage the visual system in many ways. Cell phone frequencies (900, 1800 MHz and 2450 MHz) damage epithelial cells and increase the temperature within the eye.
  8. increased risk of salivary gland cancer is linked to the use of mobile phones.
  9. bees and birds become disoriented and cannot return to their hives and nests. It has adverse effects on animals, plants and the environment

People, remember that in 1960s everyone thought smoking was fine. But now we know that smoking is dangerous. We are in the 1960s as far as Cellphone usage is concerned.


Canadian MPs ask for a Study of the adverse impact of Cellphone Radiation

A group of Canadian Members of Parliament have asked the federal government to study the adverse impact of Cellphones (mobile phones) as well as WiFi (wireless internet that we use at home and office.)

"Parents, upset about the use of Wi-Fi networks in their children's schools, told MPs that students have experienced headaches, dizziness, heart irregularities and other symptoms they believe are caused by wireless Internet."
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cellphones cause cancer - Indians possibly at higher risk

I know that this is really old information. Everyone is now aware (I hope) that cellphones cause cance. But here are some more details about this that I gleaned from an indiadaily news item.

Normal cell phones used in the developed and developing world work on the basis of electromagnetic radiations that include something called microwave. Microwave technologies are used in your home microwave and for satellite communications. But microwave is dangerous because it causes cancer. Many studies show that cell phone users are subjected to cancer causing microwave. You can also be subjected to microwave if you are within 800 feet of the cell phone towers. And in all countries including India, cell phone providers are disguising cell phone tower and microcells all over the populated areas. They are also secretly putting relay mechanisms in different areas of the populated areas. These can also cause cancer. The wireless headphones cannot stop radiation. Some of the symptoms people can have include fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness and so on. Among children, it is found that cell phone using children receiving electromagnetic radiation can reduce the learning ability.

The cell phone industry in any country does not agree with this perception at all. India is worst affected. Because, lack of land based phone lines gave India a jumpstart in cell phones.

Every Indian will have a cell phone and be mobile in the next two tears. Country sides that never had land based phone lines, are have satellite based cell phone communication centers in villages that provide cell phones to all in remote villages. As a result, India suspects that the cancer rates among Indians can go through the roof if no actions are taken. Cell phones that send and receive pictures are worse because they need more power. By 2010, the world will have 2 Billion cell phone users in the world.

The older portable phones are safer that work with continuous RF technologies. The newer digital gigahertz based portable phones are worse than cell phones. Again India is badly affected because these newer phones are what are being used in India.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pregnant women's Mobile Phone usage Has same effect as Alcohol or Tobacco for fetus

When pregnant women use cellphones they are affecting their unborn babies very much. This adverse effect is very similar to what might happen to the fetuses if the pregnant ladies smoked or drank alcohol.

UCLA and Aarhus university (Denmark) came together to do this research and the findings were published in UK's Daily Mail newspaper.

"Children who were exposed to cell phones before and/or after birth tended to have higher prevalence of emotional symptoms, behavioral problems, inattention, hyperactivity and problems with peers."

Note that the cellphone usage of women seemed to affect young children (post-natal) as well not just fetuses.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Cellphone radiation may increase cell division

Preliminary research seems to indicate that cellphone radiation (mobile phone emissions) may be causing a rapid increase in cell division. This is clearly indicative of the mobilephone's cancer-causing  ability.

This finding came about after Dr. David de Pomerai at the Univ. of Nottingham and his team worked on microwaves using tiny nematode worms.

We realize that these are initial findings and there is no proof yet of induced increased cell division (per se) caused by cellphone radiation. However we are more concerned with the cellphone's  tumor causing effect rather than its ability to increase mere cell-division. And from that stand point, this finding is a small addition to the overwhelming evidence that suggests that cellphones DO cause brain tumours. Make no mistake about that.

Late night Cellphone Calls Will Affect Sleep

Research shows that late night calls on a mobile phone affects the non-REM(Rapid Eye Movement) sleep.

The impact of a late night call may last upto 50 minutes of your sleep.

Alexander Borbély, Peter Achermann and their colleagues attempted to simulate real-life exposure as part of this research. These Swiss researchers at the University of Zurich said that "This study demonstrates that a short exposure to [electromagnetic fields] emitted by mobile phones has an effect on brain physiology"

Because of the radiation from the cellphone, the brain showed an increased activity during this deep non-REM sleep.

The long-term efffects of such impact on the sleep patterns of people is yet to be established. But if you like a good night's sleep, you should avoid making or receiving late night calls on your mobile.