Dr. Devra Davis started off as a skeptic and has moved on to becoming a researcher and an educator of the cell phone cancer risks.
If you have an hour to spare this video is very informative:
If you don't have an hour then here is a brief summary:
It is not the power of cell phones that is the problem it is the fact that they present random and chaotic signals to the body.
Children are most susceptible to brain tumors due to their thinner skulls, faster cell growth and longer exposure. Unborn children are also at greater risk and expectant mothers should reduce their cell phone use as it has been shown that expectant mothers' cell phone use increases the chances of behavioral problems developing by 54%.
Cell phone exposure close to the body can weaken bones but can cause cancerous growth in soft tissues. DO NOT CARRY YOUR CELL PHONE IN YOUR BRA (probably only relevant to women?):
It is also not a good idea for anybody to carry cell phones in their pocket - especially guys who would like children at some point.
A recent study states*: "RF-EMR in both the power density and frequency range of mobile phones enhances mitochondrial reactive oxygen species generation by human spermatozoa, decreasing the motility and vitality of these cells while stimulating DNA base adduct formation and, ultimately DNA fragmentation. These findings have clear implications for the safety of extensive mobile phone use by males of reproductive age, potentially affecting both their fertility and the health and wellbeing of their offspring."
In 2011 an Israeli research group reported a major increase in the incidence of parotid gland tumors over the last 30 years, with the steepest increase happening after 2001. Your parotid gland is a type of salivary gland found in the area of the cheek - close to where we place our cell phones when calling. The researchers found a four-fold increase in parotid gland cancers from 1970 to 2006, while rates of other salivary gland cancers remained stable.
The World Health Organization has classified cell phone radiation as a class B carcinogen
On May 31 2011, the World Health Organization /International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a report admitting cell phones might indeed cause cancer, classifying radio-frequency electromagnetic fields as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" (Class 2B). The classification came in part in response to research showing wireless telephones increase the risk for brain cancer.
"Dr Jonathan Samet (University of Southern California, USA), overall Chairman of the Working Group, indicated that "the evidence, while still accumulating, is strong enough to support a conclusion and the 2B classification. The conclusion means that there could be some risk, and therefore we need to keep a close watch for a link between cell phones and cancer risk."
"Given the potential consequences for public health of this classification and findings," said IARC Director Christopher Wild, "it is important that additional research be conducted into the long?term, heavy use of mobile phones. Pending the availability of such information, it is important to take pragmatic measures to reduce exposure such as hands?free devices or texting."
So, back to the main question again: Do cell phones give you cancer? The answer seems to be very clearly that a growing number of researchers are concluding that there is a real causal link between cell phone use and increased cancer risk. We will keep on posting the latest science-based reports.
In the mean-time it would seem prudent to minimize usage of both cell phones and cordless home phones (radiation levels are often higher and we use them for longer) and to keep them away from the body as much as possible.
Cell phone technology, as well as all other EMF producing technology should be made safe for everybody to use. Until this happens, use common sense to minimize exposure and use protective tools to harmonize EMF radiation and so protect the body and support the immune system.
At life Energy Designs we have tested tools specifically for the cell phone, an individual, or the whole house or workplace.
* Geoffry N. De Iuliis1,2, Rhiannon J. Newey2, Bruce V. King3, R. John Aitken1,2*
1 ARC Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology and Development, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia, 2 School of Environmental and Life Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia, 3 School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia