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Cell and Cordless Phones

Cell and Cordless Phones

Cellular and cordless/portable phones, though suddenly and seemingly indispensable in our society, are a direct product of the wireless industry's successful attempt to sell us speed, convenience and entertainment all in one seductive package. In the long term, biologically safe alternatives to wireless cell and portable DECT phones will become necessary, as already they are causing negative effects that impact all living systems.

Aug 16

Electromagnetic Interference with pacemakers from walkie-talkies and cell phones

Experimental Study: Electromagnetic interference of external pacemakers by walkie-talkies and digital cellular phones

" . . . This experimental study shows a potential risk of interference of external pacemakers by walkie-talkies and cellular digital phones . . .

Aug 8

The brain tumor cases awaiting a Washington DC judge's ruling are now cleared to proceed to trial as the judge deemed the science strong enough to merit going to trial. This is a monumental decision.

"A Washington D.C. superior court ruled that five scientific expert witnesses can testify for consumers suffering from brain tumors allegedly caused or promoted by cell phone use . . .

"Judge Frederick H. Weisberg who is presiding over 13 consolidated lawsuits against the telecom industry ruled that experts met the Dyas/Frye legal standards and can offer testimony related to injury causation and health effects. The court held evidentiary hearings in December 2013 and January 2014 and reviewed hundreds of exhibits.

"Judge Weisberg noted that while the court did not decide the issue of whether cell phones cause brain tumors new scientific studies and information have emerged recently. His order referred to a May 2014 French case-control epidemiological study that found support for "a possible association between heavy mobile phone use" and brain tumors.

"Each of the plaintiffs in the litigation suffers from a brain tumor or is suing for a family of someone who died of brain cancer. . .

Jul 7

Volkswagen - Eyes on the road

An important and powerful reminder

Kudos Volkswagen. What a brilliant way to communicate how risky it is to use mobile phones while driving.

Jun 4

Wireless Devices Linked to Poor Brain Development

The Baby Safe Project presents: The Science of Exposure


"An international group of doctors and scientific experts is joining with non-profit organizations today to urge pregnant women to limit their exposure to wireless radiation from cellphones and other devices by taking simple steps to protect themselves and their unborn children. The national public awareness campaign, called the BabySafe Project, is being coordinated by Grassroots Environmental Education and Environmental Health Trust, and is based on independent scientific research linking exposure to wireless radiation from cellphones during pregnancy to neurological and behavioral problems in offspring that resemble Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. The BabySafe Project is promoting ten simple steps women can take to limit their exposure to wireless radiation: . . .

"A Joint Statement on Pregnancy and Wireless Radiation advocating precaution and research has been endorsed by scientists and medical professionals from around the world. The statement calls for women to be informed about the risks of exposure to wireless radiation, and to take precautionary steps while more research is conducted."

An extensive social media campaign including web videos is being launched using the hashtag #KnowYourExposure.

May 1

Bra No Phone Zone

Cell Phone Radiation Safety - RF Safe Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

"Strong anecdotal evidence of breast cancer in young women from exposure to non-ionizing levels of cell phone radiation has started a movement - The "No Phone Bra Zone" RF Safe pledges $1 to Breast Cancer Awareness for every RF safe Pink Purse shield designed to block risk of cell phone radiation exposure.

"New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 20, 2013

"It's unfortunate that such young women have fallen victim to breast cancer from conveniently keeping a cell phone in their bra when not in use.

"The invisible radio frequency (RF) radiation a cell phone uses to communicate with a cell phone tower falls into the spectrum called microwave radiation, in fact many Smartphone's operate nearly on the same frequency as a microwave oven commonly used to cook food," said John Coates, Founder of RF Safe http://www.rfsafe.com.

"While the wireless industry continues to clams cell phones are safe, they openly admit not to hold a cell phone in direct contact with your skin. All cell phone users are instructed in user manuals to hold the phone away, at least 5/8 of an inch from your body with some phones. Without keeping this distance between the cell phone and user, microwave radiation intensity can exceed federal safety regulations set forth by SAR Specific Absorption Rate testing. . . .

ALSO: WIRELESS ARMOUR - Men's Underwear Protecting Your Health

May 1

Wireless Armour: Men's Underwear Protecting Your Health

London, United Kingdom - Premium men's underwear that protects your health from Electromagnetic radiation. Designed for men who live in the modern world.

Anti Wi-Fi boxer shorts are lined with silver to shield your groin from mobile phones

  • The cotton in Wireless Armour underwear is woven with a mesh of silver 
  • The silver 'cage' stops electromagnetic radiation going through the pants 
  • This creates a so-called Faraday cage and shields 99.97% of Wi-Fi radiation 
  • Silver also makes the briefs antimicrobial and keeps them smelling fresh 
  • Wireless Armour underwear is expected to ship in July for 35 pounds ($58) a pair . . .


Apr 27

Open letter by British medical doctors

Health and safety of Wi-Fi and mobile phones

Includes Appendix of International Rulings

Apr 12

Mobile phone related epidemiological studies

EMF-PORTAL Hypersensitivity/well-being/subjective complaints

Click on the headline of a column to sort the specific parameter in chronologic or alphabetical order.  Click on a particular author to view the full summary.

Look at the table of EHS studies in this EMF Portal database.  It shows what the difficulty is in finding what causes EHS.  Some of the studies listed in the table are cohort studies. Their reliability is questionable because of the lack of control populations. Everywhere we all are exposed to wireless communication-emitted radiation. Since we do not know what might be the level of exposure that triggers EHS symptoms it is not possible to determine who can serve as control cohort. Furthermore, besides a diverse number of EMF sources in our environment, there is an even more diverse number of other environmental stressors that lead to serious bias in evaluation of the results. . . .

Apr 12

  • Facts About Cell Phone Use 
  • The Russians Knew About This A Long Time Ago 
  • How Do Cell Phones Work?
  • Where The "Cell" In Cell Phone Comes From 
  • What Exactly Is Cell Phone Radiation?
  • Helpful Terms to Understand
  • Fewer Signal Bars Mean More Danger
  • Why Are Cell Phones Dangerous? 
  • Here's How The Harm Happens
  • Health Effects Are Linked To Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Cell Phone Radiation Affects Hormones 
  • Phone Radiation Inhibits Melatonin 
  • Melatonin Inhibits Estrogen and Cancer
  • Cell Phones Affect Male Fertility 
  • Cell Phones Disable The Blood-Brain Barrier In Two Minutes 
  • It's Like Driving While Drunk 
  • Cell Phones Radiation Is a Source of Stress 
  • and High Blood Pressure Caused By EMR
  • We Can't Escape the Radiation 
  • Cell Phones Were Never Safety Tested Before Being Sold 
  • The Cell Phone Companies Know
  • The Deadly Facts from the Cell Phone Industry's Own Study 
  • Former Motorola Research Scientist Acknowledges Radiation Problem
  • What Are SARs? Are They a Guide to Cell Phone Safety? 
  • The Truth About Headsets Bluetooth Blues 
  • Cordless Phones Are More Dangerous than Cell Phones 
  • Baby Monitors Can Harm Your Child 
  • What about Cell Phone Towers? 
  • Studies Show Adverse Health Effects from Cell Phone Towers 
  • Cell Phone Towers Placed On Schools, Fire Stations, and Church Steeples 
  • Children Have Higher Rates of Leukemia Near Broadcast Towers 
  • Living Near Cell Phone Towers Increases Neurological Symptoms 
  • Cell Phone Towers Will Affect Animals 
  • Our Communities Can't Stop Cell Phone Tower Construction 
  • Firefighters Vote to Suspend Cell Tower Construction on Fire Sites 
  • Find Out How Many Towers and Antennas Are Near Your Home
  • Effects of Cell Phone Radiation on Children are Worse Than Adults
  • Radiation Penetrates the Head of Children 
  • Heavy Absorption of Cell Phone Radiation into the Head 
  • Disney and Sprint Market Cell Phones to Children 
  • Our Children Will Be Affected Most 
  • Legal Action Against Cell Phone Companies 
  • The Cell Phone Industry Has No Insurance 
  • Verizon's New Contracts 
  • Cell Phone Industry is in a Predicament 
  • The Government's Position 
  • Lessons from History 
  • Guidelines for Protection and Prevention 
  • Minimize Exposure to Reduce Risks 
  • References

Apr 10

SAR Values (Specific Absorption Rate)

Alcatel, Apple, Blackberry, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Philips, Sagem, Samsung, Siemens, Sony, Sony Ericsson

"SAR (specific absorption rate) is a measurement of how much electromagnetic radiation is absorbed by body tissue whilst using a mobile phone. The higher the SAR the more radiation is absorbed.

"In Europe, the European Union Council has adopted the recommendations made by the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP Guidelines 1998). These recommendations set a SAR limit of 2.0 W/kg in 10g of tissue. The UK Government has endorsed this limit (following a report by the Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones) and the five mobile phone network operators have agreed to voluntarily adopt the ICNIRP guidelines for public exposure. All mobile phones on sale in the UK comply with this limit.

"In the United States, the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) requires all cell phones to comply with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) SAR limit of 1.6 W/kg in 1g of tissue.

  • How to reduce your exposure to phone radiation 
  • SAR Values
Wireless Exposure Simplified and Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Test

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