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25 October 2021

Why Not Call with Your Smartphone at Your Ear?

Why not call with your smartphone at your ear?
Phonegate Alert Association, Equipe Phonegate, 25 October 2021

Since the appearance of the first cell phones, putting your device in contact with your head is a daily gesture that has become more than mechanical for billions of users. But is it without health risks? No, and the quadrupling of the most serious brain cancers in thirty years should alert us.

The waves of mobile telephony “possible carcinogen” for humans

In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified radio frequency (RF) waves in class 2B, “possibly carcinogenic to humans“. To arrive at this decision, a little over twenty years after the mass diffusion of this new technology, the WHO relied on the work of experts from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

They have noted through several studies, including the Interphone study, that the risk of gliomas, malignant brain tumors or acoustic neurinomas, benign tumors was increased for uses of 30 minutes per day for 10 years (equivalent to 2000 hours). The mobile being positioned on the same side as the tumor.

Increased risk of brain cancer from 17 minutes per day on the phone

In 2021, a study from the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health*, has just refined the link between the use of your cell phone and the risks of brain tumors appearing. According to the American scientists, the danger becomes real if you spend more than 17 minutes a day on the phone.

As Medisite reminds us in its article:

“The researchers’ findings suggest that the danger becomes real if you total more than 1,000 hours of calling over a 10-year period. This would increase the risk of brain tumor by 60%… “Cell phone use highlights a multitude of public health issues, and it has unfortunately received little attention from the scientific community,” alerted the study’s lead author, Joel Moskowitz, PhD”

Fourfold increase in most serious brain cancers in 30 years in France

In July 2019, Santé Publique France, with the Francim, Hospices Civils de Lyon, and Institut National du Cancer cancer registries, published (updated in September 2019) national estimates of cancer incidence and mortality in metropolitan France between 1990 and 2018.

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