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Cell Phone Radiation
For many young women today, tucking cellphones in their
bras has become a cool, hip way to have simple access to these essential
devices. Most don't appreciate that cellphones are actually two-way microwave
radios that should not be kept directly on the body.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the media are packed with warnings
about finding and treating the disease.
What's missing is the fact that the ways some people use phones now could
increase their risk of developing breast cancer and other diseases later on. A
cellphone's microwave radiation can seep into soft fatty tissue of the breast.
That's not a good thing.
Someone wise once said that there is no cure for stupidity, but ignorance can be
cured with knowledge. I sure hope that this is the case.
It's too late for Donna Jayne of Southern California. For more than six years,
she drove her children everywhere with her cellphone tucked into her sports bra.
She used her hands-free headset and was on the phone for four to five hours a
day. Often, her chest or ear would redden, but she thought little about it.
Last spring, she developed unusual tumors on her chest where her phone had
rested. No one in her family has ever had breast cancer. But her doctor as well
as those of four other women under the age of 40 with similar stories, is deeply
concerned that cell- phones can cause cancer in women who store them at their
Within the cellphone industry and government, heated debates are occurring about
what information should be given to the public and when. Some argue that there
is no safe way to place a phone next to the body for hours at a time.
The American Cancer Society and Federal Communications Commission websites
advise that using a headset or speakerphone substantially reduces radiation
exposure, as does holding a phone away from the body when it's connected to a
In fact, all smartphones today come with warnings. When asked at a hearing of
the Maine Legislature this past March to explain why all phones include these
fine print warnings, the the multi-trillion dollar global cellular
telecommunications industry said it would get back to the group. Last summer,
the Legislature learned that these warnings are not really warnings at all. A
year later, we are still waiting for an answer.
All of the specific absorption rates used today rest on standards that were set
in 1979, long before we lived in a sea of radiofrequency radiation. Many of the
world's cellphones belong to teens and younger children, whose developing brains
more easily absorb cell phone radiation and talk for hours every day. And what
about all those women tucking their cellphones into their bras?
Think of it this way: Our bodies are truly electric. Electric impulses allow our
muscles to move and our minds to think. But the steady, low electrical impulses
that keep us alive may be disrupted by those pulsed signals that power today's
small microwave radio cell phones.
Cellphone radiation is too weak to break ionic bonds that hold together our DNA
and living cells. But microwave radiation from cellphones is constantly
streaming back and forth to towers and can cause cancer and other diseases by
increasing the production of damaging free radicals in the bloodstream and
weakening cell walls and cellular defenses.
Millions of young women around the world are putting phones next to their chests
not realizing what some may think is sexy for a moment could turn out to be
dreadful decades later.
If the physicians who have contacted me are correct, that their young breast
cancer cases came about from holding cellphones at the chest, that warm tingle
from the cellphone pressed to the bosom could presage breast cancer in the
future. Experimental studies show that cellphone radiation accelerates the
growth of breast cancer cells.
It's time to get a headset, and take those phones out of your pockets and bras.
Far better to be safe now than sorry years later.
Devra Davis is president and founder of Environmental Health Trust. She is the
author of "Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation."
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