Statistics show 97% of Americans own a cell phone.
They’re basically part of our bodies at this point.
Go out in public and you can’t NOT see one.
One can’t help but wonder if this relatively new technology has any negative effects on our bodies…
Specifically, if the small amount of radiation they admit is hurting us.
The connection between cancer and cell phone radiation is a hot and confusing topic.
One on hand, the FDA has dismissed the idea that cell phone radiation is connected to cancer.
On the other hand, the Federal Communications Commission has set a limit on radio frequency energy in the name of “public health.”
Many studies that dismiss the negative effects of cell phone radiation are funded in part by cell phone companies.
Through new (and likely less biased) research, it seems that cell phone radiation may pose a risk.
The California Department of Public Health has officially acknowledged these findings with the following statement:
“Although the science is still evolving, some laboratory experiments and human health studies have suggested the possibility that long-term, high use of cell phones may be linked to certain types of cancer and other health effects.”
The study was conducted by researchers from the UC Berkeley School of public health.[R]
They found that holding an active cell phone close to the head for as little as 17 minutes a day over a ten-year period increased the risk of brain tumors by 60%.
One of the head researchers, Joel Moskowitz, says this:
“Cell phone use highlights a host of public health issues and it has received little attention in the scientific community, unfortunately.”
So, what can be done?
It all comes down to distance.
Experts even recommend opting to carry your phone in a backpack or briefcase instead of your pocket.
When taking calls, you should avoid holding it up to your ear and use a headset or speakerphone instead.
And definitely don’t sleep next to or on top of it.
Finally, turn the thing off now and then.
The reason so many of us are glued to our phones is that tech corporations rely on monetizing every ounce of our attention.
Don’t indulge them. Live your life.