Cell Phone Radiation Could Cause Brain Cancer

There is a YUGE federal study linking cell phone radiation to brain cancer.

According to a multi-year study from the federal National Toxicology Program (NTP), the radiation emitted from wireless devices could cause brain cancer.

These results seem to confirm human evidence used by the World Health Organization.

WHO has already announced that cell phone radiation is a possible carcinogen.

The research discovered that male rats exposed to radio-frequency (RF) radiation had a larger chance of being diagnosed with a brain cancer called malignant glioma, and also developing a tumor found on the heart.

The radiation levels the rats were exposed to included power levels that current cell phones are allowed to emit.

This study from the National Toxicology Program, part of the National Institute for Health, was conducted on laboratory animals to help determine what the potential risks might be for people, noted Environmental Working Group (EWG) President Ken Cook.

He said, “The federal government isn’t exposing rats to cell phone radiation because we’re concerned about rats getting cancer from cell phone use.

These studies are done because of their relevance to people and this particular study raises serious concerns.”

David Andrews, PhD, a senior scientist with EWG added, "By confirming the connection between cell phone radiation and malignant tumors in male rats, the NTP’s study raises concerns for risks to people to a new level.”

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deander's picture
deander 8 years 1 week ago
#1

Rats be damned!! Cell phones have been in use for decades. Why hasn't there been a study of humans by now? There are heavy users and seldom-users. Why not test if there's a difference between these two groups?

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stecoop01 8 years 1 week ago
#2

It has been known for many decades that high-energy microwave radiation can cause cellular damage and even alter DNA. But there has been no definitive study on the effects of long term exposure to low-energy microwave radiation, such as used in microwave communication links, satellite broadcasts, weather radar, speed radar, wi-fi systems, and, yes, cell phones.

We are now constantly bathed in low-level microwave radiation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round. It would not surprise me if, someday, they discover that that constant exposure has caused many Human problems, including altering brain chemistry resulting in psychotic behavior. It just might explain how crazy this world has become.

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Don Pensack 8 years 1 week ago
#3

You intended to stress the dangers of cell phones by conveniently leaving out the details of their findings:

  • For the studies, rats and mice were exposed to frequencies and modulations currently used in cellular communications in the United States. The rodents were exposed for 10-minute on, 10-minute off increments, totaling just over 9 hours a day from before birth through 2 years of age.[9 hours of cell phone use per day with the cell phone held against the head? Unlikely in humans. And, with distance, radiation is reduced by the inverse square law.]
  • NTP found low incidences of tumors in the brains and hearts of male rats, but not in female rats. Studies in mice are continuing. [So do female hormones protect against the radiation, or are the findings a coincidence because male rats are more prone to tumors? Unclear.]
  • The complete results from all the rat and mice studies will be available for peer review and public comment by the end of 2017.
  • Previous human, observational data collected in earlier, large-scale population-based studies have found limited evidence of an increased risk for developing cancer from cell phone use. [And this is key. We've been using cell phones for a while now, but the evidence for increased cancers that could be caused by cell phones is not there.]

So sensationalizing the findings of an inconclusive study on rats is part of why people distrust the media. What's dangerous today is OK tomorrow to be considered dangerous again later on. Just look at the findings on red wine, which are so incredibly confusing and contradictory.

It's certainly worthy of study, but the study doesn't seem to point to a great danger for humans. At best, an elevated risk for males only? We need to see the entire study and what th peer-reviews have to say.

Don Pensack

Los Angeles

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Uncle Ralph 8 years 1 week ago
#4

Before you believe or disbelieve anything like this you have to see the numbers for yourself. Back in the '60s "cyclamates" (a type of artificial sweetener) were banned because they were found to cause cancer in rats. Later it was revealed that the amount of cyclamate fed to the rats was the rough equivalent of a human being drinking 24 cases of Diet Pepsi a day. If I drank 24 cases of anything a day I would be very surprised if I did not develop health problems. Just make sure the studies are comparing oranges to oranges.

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Queenbeethatsme 8 years 1 week ago
#5

well. It is a good thing climate change is going to end the world really soon because Radio frequency radiation is all around us. Even if we never use a cell phone, all the towers and use around us...the smart meters on homes, the use of smart cards etc will still deliver those dosages of cancer causing brain waves.

It appears the god of technology has feet of clay. Let's see, all the progress and industrial back slapping of the West has destroyed the climate and hastened the extinction of everything on it...and all the proliferation of cell phones means we may be so addled with brain tumors we wont be able to think a way out of all this.

Maybe being more like primitive people might have saved us but that is Monday morning quarterbacking and not something most in the West could ever have accepted/understood or Forseen.

Sometimes it is only after you get crap all over you that you can realize just how badly it stinks.

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Queenbeethatsme 8 years 1 week ago
#6

Lol. We are such creatures of denial. Most people are on cell phones every chance they get..I'm on one now, typing. Besides cell phones similar frequencies are used by utility companies with smart electricity meters, cable, internet providers, smart card readers..and so we have this radiation zipping around AND through most of us all the time.

I live far away in the mountains far from the madding crowd...and yet there are dirty meters on my electricity line and cell phone towers nearby.

But why debate a study or worry about it..?

According to more and more scientists we are trending towards extinction this century due to abrupt climate change.

Maybe brains addled with tumors are the perfect way for the species who raped the planet and pushed us all over the edge to exit?

Here we are, 35 seconds to Midnight and people are putting out stories about something like this...

One thing about it..tech having played a huge hand in destroying the planet, and the West becoming drooling brain cancer zombies too addled to more than grunt and kill each other is the height of of irony

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MEBOYD 7 years 52 weeks ago
#7

Cell Phones

The National Toxicology Program has been conducting experiments in rats and mice on potential health hazards from cell phone radiofrequency radiation. NTP released a report on some important study findings on May 27, 2016.

Here are some key points about the cell phone study:

  • The nomination for NTP to study cell phone radiofrequency radiation was made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • These are the largest, most complex studies ever conducted by NTP. The cost of the studies is $25 million.
  • For the studies, rats and mice were exposed to frequencies and modulations currently used in cellular communications in the United States. The rodents were exposed for 10-minute on, 10-minute off increments, totaling just over 9 hours a day from before birth through 2 years of age.
  • NTP found low incidences of tumors in the brains and hearts of male rats, but not in female rats. Studies in mice are continuing.
  • NTP has provided these findings to its federal regulatory partners to enable them to have the latest information for public health guidance about safe ways to use cellular telephones and other radiofrequency radiation emitting devices.
  • Likewise, NTP is providing the findings to the public. A report has been posted athttp://dx.doi.org/10.1101/055699. The report is titled, “Report of Partial Findings From the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Hsd: Sprague Dawley SD Rats (Whole Body Exposure).”
  • The complete results from all the rat and mice studies will be available for peer review and public comment by the end of 2017.
  • Previous human, observational data collected in earlier, large-scale population-based studies have found limited evidence of an increased risk for developing cancer from cell phone use.
  • The FDA’s website provides a couple of steps people can take to minimize radiation exposure when using cell phones, including reducing the amount of time spent using a cell phone and using speaker mode or a headset to place more distance between one’s head and the cell phone. More information on cell phone safety is available on the FDA’s website.‎‎

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10 Ways to Reduce Cell Phone Radiation ere are some steps you can take to minimize the effects of cell phone radiation exposure:

1. Limit use to essential calls and keep calls short. Even a two-minute call has been found to alter the natural electrical activity of the brain for up to an hour afterwards.

2. Children should be allowed to use the cell phone in cases of emergency only. Because of their developing skulls, the radiation can penetrate much more deeply.

3. Wear an air tube headset (not regular wired headset). The regular wired headset has been found to intensify radiation into the ear canal. The wire transmits not only the radiation from the cell phone but also serves as an antenna attracting EMFs (electromagnetic fields) from the surroundings

4. Don't put the cell phone in your pocket or belt while in use or while it is on. The body tissue in the lower body area has good conductivity and absorbs radiation more quickly than the head. One study shows that men who wear cell phones near their groin could have their sperm count dropped by as much as 30 percent.

5. If using the phone without a headset, wait for the call to connect before placing the phone next to the ear.

6. Do not use the cell phone in enclosed metal spaces such as vehicles or elevators, where devices may use more power to establish connection. The metal enclosure also acts as a Faraday cage that traps the radiation and reflects it back onto the occupants.

7. Do not make a call when the signal strength is one bar or less, which means the phone must work harder to establish a connection.

8. Purchase a phone with a low SAR (Specific Absorption Rate). In other words, a low radiation cell phone. Most phones have an SAR level listed in its instruction manual. The SAR level is a way of measuring the quantity of radiofrequency (RF) energy that is absorbed by the body. The lower the number the better. (Be aware, however, that studies with RF hundreds of times lower than current SAR limits still show biological effects.)

9. Use a scientifically validated EMF protection device. There are advanced technologies available nowadays that strengthen your bioenergy field and immune system against the effects of EMF. The EMF radiation causes a problem only when the cumulative effects due to repeated exposure weaken the body's ability to repair itself. Even when you don't use the cell phone, 'second-hand' radiation and EMFs from other devices can also cause biological stress, so these types of devices are increasingly becoming essential.

10. Take nutritional supplements, particularly anti-oxidants SOD, catalase, glutathione, and Coq10. Microwave radiation has been shown to decrease levels of these anti-oxidants in the body. These are substances the body produces to protect itself, and their levels are sensitive indicators in stress, aging, infections and various other disease states. Other supplements you may need are: - Melatonin: a powerful anti-oxidant noted to prevent DNA breaks in brain cells. Also effective in preventing kidney damage from cell phones; - Zinc: protects the eye from oxidative damage and helps preserve the levels of anti-oxidants in the blood; - Gingko Biloba: an herb considered a powerful anti-oxidant which prevents oxidative damage in the brain, eye and kidney. Also helps support the production of SOD, catalase and glutathione; - Bilberry extract: preserves vision and reduces oxidative damage to the eyes.

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