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By James Templeton
People pretty much live on their cell phones now which leaves us to the effects of cell phone radiation and EMFs. Everywhere I go I see people interacting with their phones instead of talking to the people they’re with. Coming from the heart and having a real conversation is important, and I’m concerned it’s a dying art. As a businessman, I wonder how people can be successful and advance in their careers if they don’t know how to communicate and be outgoing in-person. As a health conscious person, I’m concerned for the health effects and cancer risks from so much phone use, especially in children.
Cell phones were originally created for military use and made it to the mainstream without any testing of health effects, because the only criteria necessary for their type of EMF radiation to meet was that the phone not burn or shock you during use. It took a court case involving a woman who died from a brain tumor – on the side of her brain right where she held her cell phone talking for hours a day – to spark research into the safety of cell phones. And most of that research has been biased.
In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, commissioned an expert working group to examine the research, and they concluded cell phone use is “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” They found the research was biased, limited and results were inconsistent. So where does that leave us? We have to dig deeper to find the truth.
Ann Louise Gittleman wrote a book called Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn’t Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution. She analyzed the available data and found the cancer connection: cell phone EMF radiation – even below safety standards – damages cellular DNA. Damaged DNA leads to mutations, which can cause cancer, even in our offspring. This radiation leads to free radicals being formed, which are normally counteracted by antioxidants like melatonin, glutathione and SOD (superoxide dismutase), but these EMFs suppress their production.
She also found studies that show these EMFs can cause a leak in the blood-brain barrier, allowing toxic chemicals to pass through. All of these effects are magnified in children, because their bones aren’t mature and radiation passes through to deeper tissues more easily.
The good news is there are ways to limit our exposure to EMFs and detox the effects of radiation in our bodies.