2011 June 19 by Randall Neustaedter OMD
Finally after all these years the World Health organization has admitted that cell phones are associated with brain tumors and may increase a user’s risk of these cancers. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), has declared after a review of the research that cell phones are possible cancer-causing agents. This does not come as news to the many health advocates and cell phone industry insiders who have been saying for years that cell phones cause brain tumors. Neurological surgeons have raised the alarm as well since they have been seeing an unprecedented number of brain tumors in children.
By contrast most consumers have little concern over cell phone dangers, despite these warnings. But one simple measure can dramatically protect your health. Keep your cell phone away from your body. Use your speakerphone. Or use an air tube headset. This is a headset that contains hollow tubes like a stethoscope that transmit sound but not electrical radiation. Wired headsets will actually increase your risk, not reduce it. Do not keep your cell phone in your pocket or on your belt near sensitive internal organs or your groin. Require that your children take these precautions. Their risk from cell phones is higher than that of adults.
Now that the WHO has acknowledged the validity of the many studies that have shown an increased risk of brain tumors from cell phone use, there is no reason for anyone to avoid taking appropriate precautions.