Raise awareness of environmental health issues in order to better protect our children and future generations.

31 August 2017

Are IPads Turning Babies into Insomniacs? How Touch Screens Are Costing Infants Sleep

Parents should never allow their babies to play with touch screens!
Are iPads turning babies into insomniacs? How touch screens are costing infants sleep 
By Karen D'Souza | kdsouza@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group,
11 August 2017

(Photo):  A baby plays with an iPad. Recent studies show that touch screens can interfere with a baby or toddler’s sleep. (ThinkStock)

Whoever coined the phrase “sleeping like a baby” certainly didn’t live in the high-tech age. Indeed, new studies show that babies are losing sleep and touch screens are to blame.

Now, it’s long been known that too much staring at the screen isn’t good for any of us, but when it comes to babies, toddlers and small children in general, the lack of sleep at a crucial stage of growth may actually impair cognitive development, as Salon recently reported. And yet everywhere you go, you see toddlers clutching iPads in their strollers and babies gawking at iPhones while mom waits in a supermarket line. Our devices have come to impact so many of our daily activities that our children are growing up bathed in a digital glow.

24 August 2017

UK Civil Aviation Authority: Information for Health Professionals on Aircraft Fume Events:

Aircraft Fume Events
Information for health professionals on aircraft fume events
UK Civil Aviation Authority

Doctors and other health professionals may see patients who report symptoms following a ‘fume’ event – an unusual odour, mist or smoke – on an aircraft. The pattern of symptoms reported is quite variable and health professionals have asked for guidance on how best to manage such patients.

The Care Pathway has been developed by an independent working group including experts in toxicology, epidemiology, aviation medicine and primary care, in order to provide advice to health professionals in managing such patients. The working group has also developed an information sheet for patients.

Children Who Sleep Less May Age Faster at a Cellular Level

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Children who sleep less may age faster at a cellular level
by Jessica Hamzelou, newscientist.com
5 July 2017

A LACK of sleep doesn’t just turn children into a grumpy handful, it may also accelerate their cellular ageing – a process that could have long-term health effects.

Telomeres – the caps at the ends of our chromosomes – get shorter every time our cells divide, and when they get too short, it is thought that cells are no longer able to divide to repair and replenish the body – a sign of ageing. Some small studies in adults have suggested that sleep might be linked to telomere length.

World Health Organization, Radiofrequency Radiation and Health - A Hard Nut to Crack (Review) - Full Text

VERY IMPORTANT DOCUMENT Re-posted 24 August 2017

World Health Organization, radiofrequency radiation and health - a hard nut to crack (Review) 

Lennart Hardell Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, SE-701 82 Örebro, Sweden

Received April 1, 2017; Accepted June 6, 2017 DOI: 10.3892/ijo.2017.4046

Full text of study in English

Full text of study in French


In May 2011 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) evaluated cancer risks from radiofrequency (RF) radiation. Human epidemiological studies gave evidence of increased risk for glioma and acoustic neuroma. RF radiation was classified as Group 2B, a possible human carcinogen. Further epidemiological, animal and mechanistic studies have strengthened the association. In spite of this, in most countries little or nothing has been done to reduce exposure and educate people on health hazards from RF radiation. On the contrary ambient levels have increased. In 2014 the WHO launched a draft of a Monograph on RF fields and health for public comments. It turned out that five of the six members of the Core Group in charge of the draft are affiliated with International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), an industry loyal NGO, and thus have a serious conflict of interest. Just as by ICNIRP, evaluation of non-thermal biological effects from RF radiation are dismissed as scientific evidence of adverse health effects in the Monograph. This has provoked many comments sent to the WHO. However, at a meeting on March 3, 2017 at the WHO Geneva office it was stated that the WHO has no intention to change the Core Group.


1. Introduction
2. The WHO fact sheet
3. The WHO EMF project
4. WHO radio frequency fields: Environmental health criteria monograph
5. Human Health Effects of Non-Ionizing Radiation - Informal meeting at WHO March 3, 2017

23 August 2017

Can Wireless Devices Affect Your Health?

Photo credit Matthew Kane on Unsplash.com
"This is clearly an area where the scientists alone cannot help protect public health. The rest of the society needs to get involved in the discussion and take the best possible action to ensure health and wellbeing of the public, particularly the more vulnerable children."

Can Wireless Devices Affect Your Health?
by Dr. Priyanka (Pri) Bandara
Researcher/consultant/educator - environmental health, linkedin.com,
19 August 2017

There is an intense scientific debate about the health risks of currently permitted wireless radiation. Technically speaking, we are talking about low-intensity microwave/radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (MW/RF-EMR). Your mobile/cordless phone, WiFi-enabled computers and a range of personal wireless devices, including baby monitors and gaming consoles emit microwave RF-EMR exposing you and others around to this invisible environmental pollutant. It is the same man-made microwave EMR that is used in microwave ovens at high intensity to cook food. It has been long claimed by the industry and regulatory bodies (without any safety testing for health effects) that at low intensities, RF-EMR exposure is unlikely to cause any harm if that does not cause tissue heating. However, we now have irrefutable scientific evidence showing a range of biological effects and health effects to be associated with everyday typical exposures.

Health authorities have so far responded very poorly to this scientific evidence of biological/health effects. Scientists around the globe are frustrated about this inaction.

21 August 2017

Why Firefighters Are Pleading With Cell Phone Users About Chargers - The 1 Hidden Danger

Newton NH Fire Department
Why Firefighters Are Pleading With Cell Phone Users About Chargers - The 1 Hidden Danger
by Katie Mooney, lifeaspire.com
2 August 2017

No matter where you are, who you're around, or what time of day it is - chances are, someone nearby is on a cell phone. We use these handy little devices to tweet, surf, text, upload, connect...and yes, sometimes even talk.

Technology has certainly become a standard part of our everyday lives, as we become more and more dependent on it - especially our cell phones and tablets. But unfortunately, as with most things, there are hidden risks that users must be aware of...

The Newton, New Hampshire Fire Department recently created a post on their Facebook page regarding cell phone charging related dangers - and the images are quite alarming and disturbing.

In an attempt to raise awareness, the fire department posted information about charging mobile devices while in bed, and about the potential consequences of doing so.

Wi-Fi: A Slow, Silent Killer

Wi-Fi: A slow, silent killer
Source: Health Awareness, 3 August 2017

Almost everyone has Wi-Fi at home due to its convenience. However, there have been some safety concerns and the conclusion is that Wi-Fi can be detrimental to the overall health, especially in children.

Wi-Fi has a negative effect on various things, from brain health to sleep quality.

Potential Dangers of Wi-Fi

Damages Childhood Development

The non-thermal radio frequency radiation from Wi-Fi can disrupt normal cellular development, especially fetal development. This radiation affects growing tissues, such as in children and youth. Consequently, they would be more susceptible than average to the described effects and are at greater risk of developmental issues.

19 August 2017

Major Targeted Individual Class Action Lawsuits Are Coming in 2017

David can defeat Goliath.

This article concerns targeted individuals and electromagnetic weapons, but all of us are in fact "victims" being assaulted by electromagnetic radiation (EMR).  Exposure to EMR has never been proven to be safe, and those imposing this radiation on us and especially on young children, should be held accountable for their crimes.

Major Targeted Individual Class Action Lawsuits Are Coming in 2017...
freedomsos.com, 16 January 2017

Targeted Individuals have a very big case, as the crimes carried out against us are very serious — and make no mistake, they are crimes. The “experiment” excuse is a bogus cop-out. Due to the magnitude of the case, a single attorney or smaller firm is not the way to go, but if you feel like that is the right path for you, then by all means pursue it. The beauty of America, and our legal system, is that it’s an ever expanding body of precedents and case law, and anyone can get involved in the process — don’t be intimidated by it. So if you disagree, then I truly hope you pursue your own legal strategy as well. I’m not an attorney, however, the legal team that is advising me realizes that it will take a large coalition of litigation powerhouses to try this case. I agree 100%, and I'll be putting everything I have into this strategy.

15 August 2017

Wi-Fi Health Advocates Fight 'Huge' Radiation Transmitters

Wi-Fi Health Advocates Fight 'Huge' Radiation Transmitters
by Jack O'Dwyerwww.odwyerpr.com, 14 August 2017

Wi-Fi health advocates including Manhattan Neighbors for Safer Telecommunications fight “refrigerator-size” radiation devices near homes.

The Fifth Generation (5G) transmitters only work for short distances, requiring hundreds of thousands of bulky devices throughout the nation, say health advocates.

The Federal Communications Commission does not acknowledge harm from electro-magnetic radiation below the level in which body temperatures are raised. However, credible scientists say there is evidence that some harm does occur. At least 5% of people have been found to be overtly extra-sensitive to such radiation.

Two hundred and twenty scientists from 41 nations have expressed concern over the dangers of radiation and have proposed safeguards.

Advocates Target NY Leaders

Advocates are currently targeting Gov. Cuomo and New York Dept of Environmental Conservation, which is considering rule-making that would exempt from environmental review projects on existing structures including those with no transmitters.

Deadly Brain Tumor Rates Rise In U.S. And Europe – Cell Phones To Blame?

Deadly Brain Tumor Rates Rise In U.S. And Europe – Cell Phones To Blame?
by Dr. Ellis Evans, Natural Blaze, 27 May 2017

[View original article for graphs.]

Deadly brain tumour rates on the increase in the UK, US, Denmark, Netherlands and Sweden, is it attributable to mobile phones?

A simple question posed by the telecommunications industries and its regulators is oft quoted “if exposure to mobile phone frequencies causes cancer, why are cancer rates falling?” Within the past year or so, this question is slowly being answered and its implications are deeply worrying. Whilst the total number of cancers are falling in some countries, certain ‘rare’ types of brain tumours are rising and these tumours are associated with studies looking at the usage of mobile phones.

Much of the data and information contained in this article can be found at http://www.microwavenews.com(1). It is an excellent source of the latest scientific, medical and epidemiological studies on mobile phone use and its carcinogenic effects on our biology.

Rates of glioblastoma multiforme (IV), an aggressive and deadly form of brain tumour, are increasing in the UK, US, Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark. This is ominous because as in smoking and cancer induction, a certain time span is required before cancer sets in the body and is recognised as such by medical and scientific bodies. No one is really sure on the latency period between exposure to microwave radiation emitted from cell phone and WIFI router antennas and the induction of carcinogenic processes within the body.

14 August 2017

Can Cellphones Affect Your Heart Health? A Cardiologist Explains (2013 Article)

Can Cellphones Affect Your Heart Health? A Cardiologist Explains
by Joel Kahn, M.D.,
4 June 2013 

Every time I perform an electrocardiogram (EKG), which measures changes in the heart's electric currents, I am reminded that our bodies are energetic structures.

This is why it's worth considering how new technologies, including cellphones, affect the function of our cells. Without a doubt, cellphones can save lives. They enable quicker notification of emergency medical services, speed up transmission of medical records, and expedite the recording of an EKG for rhythm analysis.

But should we be worried about how cellphones affect the function of the heart, especially because so many of us carry these gadgets in our pocket right over our ticker?

Female Infertility & Cell Phone Radiation

(Choice of photo by "Towards Better Health"
from Pinterest)
Female Infertility & Cell Phone Radiation
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety,
11 August 2017

Although we have considerable evidence that cell phone radiation damages sperm and is associated with male infertility, little attention has been paid to studying the effects of cell phone radiation on female infertility.*

A newly published study by Courtney Lynch and her colleagues found for women trying to get pregnant that stress as measured by the alpha-amylase levels in their saliva predicted whether they were successful. The researchers found that women with the highest levels of this enzyme in their saliva had a 29 percent lower probability of pregnancy compared to those with the lowest levels.

Although this study did not examine EMF exposure, earlier research published by Christoph Augner and his colleagues found that people who lived within 100 meters of cell phone towers had greater salivary alpha-amylase levels. In an experimental study, the researchers found that exposure to higher levels of GSM cell tower radiation increased the levels of this salivary enzyme.

In a 2013 review paper, Nazıroğlu and colleagues examined research on the effects of Wi-Fi and mobile phone radiation on reproductive signaling pathways. They reported that this radiation is related to "oxidative stress and overproduction of free oxygen radicals in female and male infertility." The authors concluded that "the role of EMR from mobile phones and wireless devices in female and male fertility should be investigated."

13 August 2017

Disturbing Honeybees’ Behavior with Electromagnetic Waves: a Methodology

Disturbing Honeybees’ Behavior with Electromagnetic Waves: a Methodology
Danial Favre*
Independent researcher, Brent, Switzerland

J Behav 2(2): 1010 (2017)
Submitted: 09 May 2017; Accepted: 11 July 2017; Published: 07 August 2017

Full text

Mobile phone companies and policy makers point to studies with contradictory results and usually claim that there is a lack of scientific proof of adverse effects of electromagnetic fields on animals. The present perspective article describes an experiment on bees, which clearly shows the adverse effects of electromagnetic fields on these insects’ behavior. The experiment should be reproduced by other researchers so that the danger of manmade electromagnetism (for bees, nature and thus humans) ultimately appears evident to anyone.

12 August 2017

Cancer Expert Declares Cell Phone And Wireless Radiation As Carcinogenic To Humans

Cancer Expert Declares Cell Phone And Wireless Radiation As Carcinogenic To Humans
Environmental Health Trust, August 2017

Dr. Anthony Miller: Longtime World Health Organization advisor updates opinion linking wireless exposures to cancer based on new scientific evidence.

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – An expert cancer researcher and advisor to the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO/IARC) has issued his scientific opinion that radiofrequency (RF) radiation from any source – such as the signals emitted by cell phones, other wireless and cordless and sensor devices, and wireless networks – fully meets criteria to be classified as a “Group 1 carcinogenic to humans” agent, based on scientific evidence associating RF exposure to cancer development and cancer promotion.

“The evidence indicating wireless is carcinogenic has increased and can no longer be ignored,” stated Dr. Anthony B. Miller at a July 31, 2017 lecture in Jackson Hole, Wyoming sponsored by the Environmental Health Trust where international experts presented the best available science on cell phone and wireless radiation. In 2011, WHO/IARC classified RF radiation from any source as a “Group 2B possibly carcinogenic to human” agent. Miller believes the evidence published since 2011 fulfills the requirements to re-classify RF radiation as a “Group 1 carcinogenic to humans” agent.

11 August 2017

Dr. Martin Pall's Letter to California Legislators Regarding the Risks Involved in the 4G/5G Cellular Base Stations and Antennas Envisioned in SB.649

"Legislators would best pause to understand the gravity of the biological effects, and the ramifications for physical and mental health, as well as consequences from continual damage to human DNA, and learn the facts from scientists who are independent of the wireless industry, not from the industry lobbyists who have a gigantic conflict of interest."

Dr. Martin Pall's letter to California legislators regarding the risks involved in the 4G/5G Cellular Base Stations and antennas envisioned in SB.649.

Martin Pall, PhD
August 7, 2017

Dear California Legislators,

I am Dr. Martin Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University. I am a published and widely cited scientist on the biological effects of electromagnetic fields and speak internationally on this topic. I am particularly expert in how wireless radiation impacts the electrical systems in our bodies. I have published 7 studies showing there exists exquisite sensitivity to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in the voltage sensor in each cell, such that the force impacting our cells at the voltage sensor has massive impact on the biology on the cells of our bodies [1-7]. These papers are discussed in over 360,000 web sites which can be easily found by Googling (Martin Pall electromagnetic). I received my PhD at Caltech, one of the top scientific institutions in the world.

10 August 2017

California Legislators Told of Biological & Health Risks from Pervasive 4G/5G Wireless Antennas Envisioned by SB.649

Fiyer and fact sheet: Risks of SB649 and 4G/5G Antennas
(Choice of image by "Towards Better Health")
CA Legislators Told of Biological & Health Risks from Pervasive 4G/5G Wireless Antennas Envisioned by SB.649
businesswire.com, 9 August 2017

—Similar Legislation Facilitating Massive New Wireless Radiation Emissions is Underway in Other States and Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Martin Pall, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University, has notified California state legislators of the risks involved in the 4G/5G Cellular Base Stations and antennas envisioned in SB.649

Dr. Pall is an expert in how wireless radiation impacts the electrical systems in our bodies. He explains wireless emissions disrupt the electromagnetics of each cell, impacting one aspect of the cell, the voltage sensor, with a force over 7 million times compared other parts of the same cell. The FCC guidelines for microwave radiation consider only potential heating effects from the radiation, but not the electromagnetic effects, he says.

09 August 2017

"A Comment about Health Impacts of Cell Phone Radiation" by Olle Johansson

“A comment about health impacts of cell phone radiation”
by Olle Johansson,
 nyadagbladet.se, 9 August 2017

As we all rapidly are being forced into the new generation of electronic gadgets and wireless services, sometimes referred to as the "Internet of Things", more people are asking themselves if the ever increasing levels of artificial electromagnetic fields (EMFs) really are safe for living organisms, writes Olle Johansson, associate professor at the Karolinska Institute.

In 2013, yet a very interesting 4-minute video about the health impacts of cell phone radiation, featuring Dr. Sanja Gupta, was launched by CNN in the USA:

“CNN’s Dr. Sanja Gupta Explains Cell Phone Radiation and Its Dangers (JMOA Inquiries: 0939-4098415)” [Link to video in article.]

08 August 2017

Cell Tower Health Effects

Cell Tower Health Effects
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 7 August 2017

Federal regulations protect the public only from the thermal (i.e., heating) risk due to short-term exposure to high intensity, cell tower radiation. The Federal regulations ignore the hundreds of studies that find harmful bio-effects from long-term exposure to non-thermal levels of cell phone radiation.

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 does not allow communities to stop the siting of cell towers for health reasons. Nevertheless, landlords may be liable for any harm caused by cell phone radiation emitted by towers situated on their property.

Localities need to organize and change the Federal law to protect public health and wildlife from exposure to microwave radiation emitted by mobile phone base stations.

Following are some resources regarding the health effects of exposure to cell tower radiation. I will occasionally update this page.
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5G Wireless Technology: Millimeter Wave Health Effects

5G Wireless Technology: Millimeter Wave Health Effects
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 7 August 2017

The emergence of 5G, fifth-generation telecommunications networks, has been in the news lately because the wireless industry has been pushing controversial legislation at the state level to expedite the deployment of this technology. The legislation would block the rights of local governments and their citizens to control the installation of cellular antennas in the public “right-of-way.” Cell antennas may be installed on public utility poles every 10-12 houses in urban areas. According to the industry, as many as 50,000 new cell sites will be required in California alone.

Although many major cities and newspapers have opposed this legislation, the potential health risks from the proliferation of new cellular antenna sites have been ignored. These cell antennas will expose the population to new sources of radio frequency radiation including MMWs.

The Coming Brain Cancer Epidemic

The Coming Brain Cancer Epidemic
by Bradford S. Weeks, MD, 10 May 2916

Dr. Weeks’ Comment: Cell phones are killing us. No. Correction… We are willingly killing ourselves (and our kids) with cell phones. And obfuscating cell phones companies are accomplices.

We are seduced by the convenience factor of being infinitely “in touch” and we are deaf to the lethality of holding that dangerous device up to our head. Industry has been dishonest and the precautionary principle has been ignored by public health bureaucrats asleep (or remunerated) at the wheel.

Soon, we will learn that cells phones are more lethal in America than guns. Let’s start with an understanding of brain cancer.

Brain Tumor Statistics

France Cell Phone Radiation Tests: Make, Model And SAR Radiation Measurements Of 379 Phones

Thank you to the Environmental Health Trust for this more legible presentation of cell phone test measurement data released from the French National Frequencies Agency.

France Cell Phone Radiation Tests: Make, Model And SAR Radiation Measurements Of 379 Phones
Environmental Health Trust

View the cell phone test measurement data released from ANFR. The PDF includes the make, model and SAR level for each phone. EHT has provided two documents on this page.

First we provide a PDF of Cell Phone Make and model with test measurements for 5 mm and 0 mm separation distance. The phones are listed in order from those with the highest SAR levels to the lowest at 0mm.

06 August 2017

Effect of Mobile Phones on Sperm Quality - Studies

Given all the media attention on the decline of sperm counts, with almost no mention of electromagnetic radiation from wireless devices as one possible cause, here are over 30 studies on the effects of mobile phones on sperm quality. Why is the media and the "experts" they quote, not taking these into account?

Effect of Mobile Phones on Sperm Quality
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 12 April 2017

(Diagram): Bin-Meferij MM, El-Kott AF.
The radioprotective effects of Moringa oleifera against mobile phone electromagnetic radiation-induced infertility in rats.Int J Clin Exp Med. 2015 Aug 15;8(8):12487-97. http://1.usa.gov/1MURLR1



Sepehrimanesh, M. & Davis, D.L.
Proteomic impacts of electromagnetic fields on the male reproductive system. Comp Clin Pathol (2016). doi:10.1007/s00580-016-2342-x. Epub ahead of print: Oct 13, 2016.


The use of mobile phones and other wireless transmitting devices is increasing dramatically in developing and developed countries, as is the rate of infertility. A number of respected infertility clinics in Australia, India, USA, and Iran are reporting that those who regularly use mobile phones tend to have reduced sperm quantity and quality. Some experimental studies have found that human sperm exposed to electromagnetic fields (EMF), either simulated or from mobile phones, developed biomarkers of impaired structure and function, as well as reduced quantity. These encompass pathological, endocrine, and proteomic changes. Proteins perform a vast array of functions within living organisms, and the proteome is the entire array of proteins—the ultimate biomolecules in the pathways of DNA transcription to translation. Proteomics is the art and science of studying all proteins in cells, using different techniques. This paper reviews proteomic experimental and clinical evidence that EMF acts as a male-mediated teratogen and contributor to infertility.

It's Been a Bad Day for Smart Meters in Britain

The evidence uncovered by Watchdog has led to calls
for the government to reconsider the 2020 deadline for
installing smart meters in the UK's homes and
small businesses.  
It’s been a bad day for Smart Meters in Britain
nickhunn.com, 27 July 2017

This evening, the BBC’s Watchdog Live programme did a follow up to its previous investigation on fires that have potentially been caused by poorly executed installations of smart meters. Since the original investigation they’ve been contacted by more people affected and tonight showed the devastating consequences for two families, whose homes had been gutted by fire – one from a faulty gas meter installation, and the second attributed to a faulty electricity meter installation.

The faults are not ascribed to smart meters themselves, but the haste to meet Government targets to install 53 million new meters by 2020. Because of multiple delays in the deployment programme, the industry is having to treble the number of installers, which is raising concerns for the safety of installations and has resulted in calls for a review of the timescales for installation.

03 August 2017

« Hello, I Hear Nothing » Article on Phonegate published in Le Canard Enchaîné, 2 August 2017

« Hello, I hear nothing » Article published in Le Canard Enchaîné, 2 August 2017
arazi.fr, 3 août 2017

Talking about the dangers of mobile phones is no easy task.

It’s crazy what one can do with a cell phone! Watch a video, listen to music, call hands-free… Finished, the device glued to the ear; now, we slip it in a shirt or pants pocket, and that’s it. One small problem, the body is exposed to electromagnetic waves emitted by these devices. In order to avoid any risk, the manufacturers recommend putting it at a separation distance from the body of between 15 and 25 millimeters, to avoid exceeding the 2 watts per kilogram limit value of exposure to electromagnetic fields.

But now, following a request from the National Frequencies Agency (ANFR), the French organization responsible for, inter alia, controlling the public’s exposure to electromagnetic waves, Europe, in April 2016, has suddenly lowered this separation distance to 5 millimeters. In undertaking tests between 2012 and 2015 on 95 cell phones, ANFR noticed that if glued directly against the body, their radiation soared: 9 out of 10 exceeded the limit value of exposure of 2 watts per kilo. And 1 in 4 displayed radiation exceeding double this threshold.

02 August 2017

Did McCain's Brain Tumor Come from Cell Phone Use?

McCain's Brain Tumor from Cell Phone?
by Dr. Mercola, 1st August 2017

Story at-a-glance

  • Sen. John McCain announced he had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive and fast-growing type of brain tumor
  • A 2017 meta-analysis found that long-term cellphone use (minimum of 10 years) may be associated with an increased risk of glioma
  • The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiofrequency (RF) radiation — the type used by cellphones to send signals — as a “possible human carcinogen”

Robert Romeo, a former telecommunications worker in Italy, told an Italian court that he used his cellphone three to four hours a day for 15 years as part of his job duties. He subsequently developed a brain tumor, which the court ruled was due to his constant cellphone use. As a result, he was awarded a state-funded pension of about $535 a month.1 In 2012, Italy’s supreme court similarly upheld a ruling that heavy cellphone usage — five to six hours daily for 12 years — led to a brain tumor in Innocenzo Marcolini.

01 August 2017

Cell Phone Precautions

Cell Phones
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

In recent years, the number of cell phone users in Canada has grown dramatically and there are five billion users worldwide.

Some research suggests a possible link between the use of cell phones and brain tumours but much more research is needed.

The World Health Organization (WHO) (May 2011) and Health Canada (October 2011) ** offer precautions for cell phone users who are concerned:

  • Parents should limit their children's use of cell phones
  • Reduce exposure to radio-frequency energy by limiting the number and length of cellphone calls
  • Using a mobile phone 30-40cm away from their body - for example by substituting text messages or chats in the place of phone-to-ear cellphone calls
  • Using a hands free device
  • Using the phone in areas of good reception also decreases exposure as it allows the phone to transmit at reduced power
  • Parents should limit their children's use of cell phones.