Do you keep your cell phone close to you so you can answer your calls or text back? If yes, make sure you read this article.
Young people prefer having their cell phones next to their pillow during the night. Scientists believe that the constant need to be connected to the “world” kills people slowly.
Are cell phones safe?
Keeping cell phones close to the body is bad and health-threatening, and this fact has never been a secret. Environmental Health Trust has the story of a woman explaining how she possibly has developed cancer.
The young woman had no risk factors for developing cancer and Robert Nagourney and John West, both cancer specialists, were wondering what could have caused her multi-focal breast cancer. After she admitted to keeping her cell phone into the bra regularly, the doctors could finally connect the dots.
The pattern of her cancer and the way cancer cells were distributed resembled the shape of her cell phone.
There is still no scientific prove that cell phones cause most cancers, but the number of evidence suggesting this possibility keeps increasing.
The life-threatening risk of wearing a cell phone
Experts explain that cell phones broadcast radio-frequency electromagnetic fields, and the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer say that this is “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”
Keep your phone not closer than 6 inches. Anywhere within this is dangerous. When cell phones are on they emit radiation.
Safe distances aids in preventing cancer, because the entire body is at a high risk when you keep your phone close, and of course, some parts of the body are more sensitive to radiation when compared to others.
Put down your cell phone
A 2009 study suggests that men who keep their phone on the belt experience lower bone density in the very same side of their pelvis they keep their mobile phone.
In the same year, Dr. Siegal Sadetzki conducted a study suggesting that cell phones increase the risk of developing parotid tumors. His research confirms that there is a much higher risk of developing cancer in the side of your head where you hold your cell phone.
If you have used a cell phone for 5 years, your chances of developing parotid cancer increase by 34%, and if you have had 5,500 calls your chances are 58%. If you have used your phone more than 266.3 hours, your risk increases by 49%.
Higher risk in children
According to professor Lennart Hardell, people who have regularly used a cell phone as teenagers have a 4-5 time higher risk of developing brain cancer.
This happens because the skull in children and teenagers is not fully developed, and radiation travels to the brain easily, which is not the case in adults.
So, by not allowing your child to have a cell phone, you are actually doing it a favor.
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