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New York Times 11/14/2010 - "Should you be snuggling with your cellphone?" - "The cellphone instructions-cum-warnings were brought to my attention by Devra Davis, an epidemiologist who has worked for the University of Pittsburgh and has published a book about cellphone radiation, Disconnect. I had assumed that radiation specialists had long ago established that worries about low-energy radiation were unfounded. Her book, however, surveys the scientific investigations and concludes that the question is not yet settled"
"Henry Lai, a research professor in the bioengineering department at the University of Washington, began laboratory radiation studies in 1980 and found that rats exposed to radiofrequency radiation had damaged brain DNA. He maintains a database that holds 400 scientific papers on possible biological effects of radiation from wireless communication. He found that 28 percent of studies with cellphone industry funding showed some sort of effect, while 67 percent of studies without such funding did so. That's not trivial, he said. " (Read More)

LA Times- Analysis of cellphone studies finds tumor risk-- 10/14/09 Scientists looking at 23 studies involving almost 38,000 people initially see no connection. But a closer look at the highest-quality studies tells another story. "An analysis published Tuesday of data from 23 epidemiological studies found no connection between cellphone use and the development of cancerous or benign tumors. But when eight of the studies that were conducted with the most scientific rigor were analyzed, cellphone users were shown to have a 10% to 30% increased risk of tumors compared with people who rarely or never used the phones. The risk was highest among those who had used cellphones for 10 years or more." (Read More)

CNN - Study links bee decline to cell phones. "A new study has suggested that cell phone radiation may be contributing to declines in bee populations in some areas of the world." (Read More)

Psychology Today Website- Cellphones and Brain Tumors, Reduce Your Exposure Today
Published on March 11, 2010 by Woodson Merrell, M.D. in The Source of Healing
I was shocked to learn that this past November (following close on the heels of an epidemiological review confirming a link between long-term cellphone use and brain cancer in the journal of Surgical Neurology ) the FCC quietly issued the following statement regarding concerns about radio frequency (RF) exposure from cellphones: "Keep wireless devices away from your body when they are on. Do not attach them to belts or carry them in pockets. Use the cell phone speaker to reduce head exposure. Consider texting rather than talking." A link to this statement is now published in the fine print that accompanies a new cellphone, but any thinking citizen has to wonder, why has this crucial health information not been publicized?"
"We know that when a cellphone is used for a prolonged period it can heat up your brain, this is because the electromagnetic waves can pass through your skull and into your brain, where they are capable of altering your DNA. The FCC has set a standard for how much radiation (known as Specific Absorption Rate or SAR) a cellphone can emit: It is currently set at 1.6w/kg. In Germany since 2008 regulators recommend people use cellphones with SAR values of less than 0.6 w/kg--that's less than half of what's allowed in the U.S.
Children are particularly vulnerable. Research published two years ago in the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology revealed that some parts of the brains of children absorb twice as much radiation from cell phones as that of an adult. I was distressed to learn from environmental scientists, Dr. Devra Davis ... (Read More)

CNN Health- "-More muddy water on cell phone use, kids' brain cancer risk-the study by Swiss researchers concludes that "regular users of mobile phones were not statistically significantly more likely to have been diagnosed with brain tumors compared to nonusers."..."The catch? The researchers' definition of a "regular user" was one mobile phone call a week for at least six months. The researchers did not look at exposure time using call duration. Defining a "regular cell phone user" as once a week for at least six months is very low. According to a Pew Research Center study released in 2010, U.S. "teens typically make or receive five calls a day."...as noted by the National Cancer Institute, "The interval between exposure to a carcinogen and the clinical onset of a tumor may be many years or decades.... (Read More)

Cell tower studies from emf-health.com:
"If you or people you know live within a quarter mile of a cell phone tower, this may be of concern. Two studies, one in Germany and the other in Israel, reveal that living in proximity of a cell phone tower or antenna could put your health at significant risk. German study: 3 times increased cancer risk, Israel study: fourfold cancer risk ... (Read More)

Publication: Neurology &    Neurophysiology- The Potential Impact of Mobile Phone Use on Trends in Brain and CNS Tumors "DNA brain cell damage has an average latency time of over 30 years before increased brain cancer rates would be expected. Mobile phone use may lead to a reduced DNA repair function resulting in about a 2-fold increase in brain cancer incidence, or with an increasing rate of initial DNA brain damage from mobile phone use a 25-fold increase in brain cancer incidence may result."... (Read More)

Science Direct.com: "In conclusion, the present study revealed that high radio frequency radiation effects on pituitary adrenal axis represented in the reduction of ACTH, cortisol, thyroid hormones, prolactin in young females, and testosterone levels."... (Read More)

The Australian.com "AUSTRALIAN brain surgeon Charlie Teo is one of 16 world experts who have accused a global newspaper of publishing "technical errors and misleading statements" in an article that rubbished the idea mobile phones cause cancer.
In an open letter, the experts, who work in Europe, the US and Australia and have qualifications in fields such as cancer medicine, public health, statistics and electromagnetism, said the article published in The Economist "fails to provide critical information about this important public health challenge", and demanded that the journal print a correction.
The experts wrote that history was "replete with failures to control highly profitable carcinogenic substances, ranging from tobacco to asbestos, until proof of harm became irrefutable", and suggested on a conservative analysis that mobile phones and other wireless radiation might be seeding 250,000 avoidable brain tumours every year."
The 16 co-authors replied that independent studies had shown mobile phone emissions could damage genetic material, increase the production of DNA-damaging free radicals, and affect the heart, brain, liver and hormone production." ... (Read More)

New Study Shows Cellphones Exceed FCC Exposure Limits by As Much as Double for Children A scholarly article on cell phone safety to be published online October 17 in the journal Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine reports the finding that cell phones used in the shirt or pants pocket exceed FCC exposure guidelines and that children absorb twice as much microwave radiation from phones as do adults. (Read More)

French government bans advertising of mobiles to children - Sunday 11 January 2009
New limits will be placed on radiation levels amid fears of increased risk of cancer from phone use... (Read More)

"Cell Phones Affect Brain Activity." That headline has appeared all over the world since Nora Volkow published a PET scan of a brain lit up by a cell phone last month... (Read More)

New study by Dr. Magda Havas and colleagues in the peer-reviewed European Journal of Oncology Library Vol. 5, 2010 shows that radiation from a digital cordless phone base station affects the heart in a double-blind provocation study... (Read More)

Scientific panel on electromagnetic field health risks: consensus points, recommendations, and rationales... (Read More)

Pooled analysis of case-control studies on malignant brain tumours and the use of mobile and cordless phones including living and deceased subjects... (Read More)

The Medical Perspective on Environmental Sensitivities... (Read More)

A large and detailed study of the possible link between exposure to low frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and suicide among electric utility workers has uncovered what appears to be a distinct association. (Read More)

Why our urban trees are dying.  "...can be explained as being a result of weak radio-frequency radiation from mobile phones, their base stations, WiFi and similar sources of weak non-ionising radiation." (Read PDF)

Thyroid hormone inhibited by RF radiation (900 MHz)... (Read More)

The sensitivity of children to electromagnetic fields (EF)... (Read More)

Analyzing the health impacts of modern communications microwaves... (Read More)

Trends in Nonionizing Electromagnetic Radiation bioeffects research and related ocupational health aspects... (Read PDF)

Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) clashes with honey bees... (Read PDF)

Cellphones and Brain Tumors: 15 reasons for concern, science, spin and the truth behind Interphone... (Watch Video)

International scientists recommend global governments adopt new wireless & EMF exposure guidelines... (Read More)

Environmental Epidemiological Study of Cancer Incidence in the Municipalities of Hausmannstätten & Vasoldsberg (Austria)  (Read PDF)

Increased incidence of Cancer near a cell-phone transmitter station. (Read PDF).

Mobile phone mast effects on common frog tadpoles: the city turned into a laboratory. (Read More)

The association between occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and the risk of uveal melanoma was investigated in a case-control study in nine European countries.  (Read More)

Effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on the incidence of breast cancer (BC) have been proposed by a number of epidemiological studies.  (Read More)

Disturbance of the immune system by electromagnetic fields--A potentially underlying cause of cellular damage and tissue repair reduction which could lead to disease and impairment.  (Read More)

Electromagnetic Fields Stress Living Cells - Department of Physiology, Columbia University, New York, NY USA.  (Read More)

J Cell Biochem. 2002;84(3):447-54.Chronic electromagnetic field exposure decreases HSP70 levels and lowers cytoprotection.... (Read More)

Though it is well established that strong electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can give rise to acute health effects, current concerns are instead directed toward the possibility that long-term exposure to weak EMF might have detrimental health effects due to some biological mechanism, to date unknown.  (Read More)

Royal Society of London Meeting on BioInitiative Report and the Urgent Need for New Biologically-Based Public Exposure Limits.  (Read More)

Mobile towers emit harmful rays, disturb ecology.  At Panjab University (India) four mobile towers have already come up.  The Director of the Centre for Environmental Studies states that the towers generate heat killing the micro organisms present in the soil near the tower, in turn harming those organisms which feed on them.  (Read More)

HEALTH risks from mobile phone masts and wireless technology are being played down, experts say.  A review published yesterday concludes the electromagnetic impulses the masts transmit can affect the immune system and neurological functions.  (Read More)

Cellphone transmissions damage the ability of white blood cells to ward off infectious disease by disrupting the immune system's electromagnetic communications.   (Read More)

Increased evidence of cancer near a cell-phone transmitter station.  (Read the PDF )

We’re all participating in a giant experiment in involuntary epidemiology—irradiated by cell phones and towers, cordless phones, satellites, broadcast antennas...  (Read More)

Here we present the latest research, both peer reviewed and other (normally from authors with peer-reviewed work in similar fields) that are interesting or important for the association between electromagnetic fields and health.  (Read More)

Microwave And radiofrequency radiation exposure: A growing environmental health crisis?  (Read More)