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Interesting Information: “Heavy Cell Phone Use Can Quadruple Your Risk of Brain Cancer”

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Interesting Information:  January 12, 2015

Cell Phone Dangers

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my cell phone.

I love my cell phone in technicolor!

I have a new IPhone 6, and it’s linked/synched to my MAC and my ipad.   For the most part, whatever appears on one, appears on the others–with the exception of my Iphoto gallery, which does not seem to be also on my phone.  Probably because it would take up too much space.  But I can take a picture with my phone, and it appears on my MAC and ipad.  I can also see phone messages while upstairs (the phone stays downstairs for the most part) on the ipad, AND I CAN ANSWER that message on the ipad!

I’m even considering dropping my land line…which seems increasingly a duplication that isn’t so neat.

Except that I do talk to my sister and other family members for long calls.  A lot.

But, but, as is becoming increasingly clear (and as I’ve said before on this blog), cell phones are not safe.  Particularly for children.

The science is there.  But this cell phone thing is like cigarettes back in the day.  The science is being demonized and hidden and manipulated.  Because we all love our cell phones and because they are so, so profitable.

Mercola’s post the other day covers this topic with some sources for you to check out.

Heavy Cell Phone Use Can Quadruple Your Risk of Brain Cancer.

Do read it because there is a list of what you can do to help mitigate cell phone dangers.

And for heavens sake!!!!:  DON’T GIVE ONE TO A CHILD.  I don’t care how neat they are.  Here’s a quote from Mercola’s post:

As mentioned in the featured video, previous research has shown that those who begin using cell phones heavily before age 20 have four to five times more brain cancer by their late 20s, compared to those whose exposure is minimal.

Electromagnetic fields can and do make us sick.  I’m probably old enough to take the risk with brain cancer (70 this year).  But many of you are not.

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January 12, 2015 at 11:32 am

Interesting Information: Berkeley Pushes For Cancer Warning Stickers On Cell Phones

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Interesting Information:  July 19, 2014

Berkeley Pushes For Cancer Warning Stickers On Cell Phones

I think the barn door is open now on information about the cancer dangers cell phones carry.

Here’s another article–one from a Great Britain newspaper about Berkeley, California’s attempt to require warning stickers on cell phones.

It’s important to note that industry studies claiming safety are…short.   And, Devra Davis, claims, jerry-rigged.  (Oh what a surprise!)  The types of cancer caused by cell phones mostly take a decade to emerge.  So, once again, we are all walking experiments.


Berkeley pushes for cancer warning stickers on cell phones – SFGate.  

Here’s a quote:

“Cell phones are a risk, and I believe the public has a right to information that’s credible, readable and understandable about the device they’re using,” said Berkeley City Councilman Max Anderson, who’s co-sponsoring the ordinance and has a background in public health. “I’m not intimidated by the cell phone industry. The legal department might be, but I’m not.”

And, here’s another:

Joel Moskowitz, head of UC Berkeley’s Center for Family and Community Health, has no such indecision. He’s been studying the issue since 2009, and has concluded that cell phones are “one of the top emerging public health risks.”

Studies cited by the cell phone industry are outdated, he said. Newer and more complex wireless technology, coupled with people spending increasing amounts of time on their phones, is almost certain to lead to an uptick in brain cancer, he said.

“It’s just a matter of time,” he said. “The evidence is a lot more compelling than it has been.”

Radiation from cell phones penetrates the skin and skull and absorbs into the brain tissue, having an adverse affect on cells, he said. Phone radiation can also affect sperm count among men who carry phones in their pockets, he said.

Consumers should wear headsets, use the speaker feature and otherwise keep phones away from their bodies, he said.

“With cell phones, distance is your friend,” he said.