Saturday, October 25, 2014

The ubiquitous mobile phone, could it be a health hazard?

It seems that our mobile phones have taken over our lives. Wherever one goes, about eight out of ten people are walking around with mobile phones in the hand, on the ear or texting – you can even see very young children with mobile phones. You go to a restaurant and see people around a table busily playing with the phone or other electronic devices instead talking to each other. Are we abandoning the personal and physical touch?

Sure, mobile phones are now a large part of our everyday life; they are probably the most useful gadget ever invented! The thing is though; every now and again research comes forward suggesting that mobile phones should be used responsibly. Whatever the outcome of the mobile phone debate, it makes sense to use prudent measures to reduce your radiation exposure, if possible. An obvious way to accomplish this is by choosing a phone with a lower Sar Value. It can be searched on internet if its model number and make is known. So, what is “Sar” you may ask? Click here.

Furthermore, if you get annoyed by loud mobile phone conversations in waiting rooms, here is what you can do. Click here. - Werner

I came across the following interesting article and it would be wise to follow the advice therein.
Health Guidelines for Mobile Users.
Scientists can't seem to make up their mind about cell phones. Are they causing radiation? Yes. Is it harmful to us? They aren't sure. However, putting all their reports together, a pattern of tips and precautions becomes clear. The most important thing you need to know right away, is that the phone is sometimes transmitting a stronger (and as such more hazardous) signal, while at other times it will transmit very weakly or not at all. It's a good idea to know when that happens and when not, so as to avoid causing possible harm to yourself. Parents, take heed, as children are the most susceptible to damage by radiation at their tender years of growth.

Here are some important tips to minimize exposure:
1. Keep some distance – Hold the cell phone away from body to the extent possible.
2. Use a headset (wired or Bluetooth) to keep the handset away from your head.
3. Do not press the phone handset against your head. Radio Frequency (RF) energy is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the source -- being very close increases energy absorption much more.
4. Limit the length of mobile calls.
5. Use text (SMS) as compared to voice wherever possible.
6. Put the cell phone on speaker mode.
7. Use your phone where reception is good. If the radio signal is weak, a mobile phone will increase its transmission power. Find a strong signal and avoid movement.
8. Metal & water are good conductors of radio waves so avoid using a mobile phone while wearing metal-framed glasses or having wet hair.
9. Let the call connect before putting the headset on your ear or starting speaking and listening – A mobile phone first makes the communication at higher power and then reduces power to an adequate level. More power is radiated during call connecting time.
10. If you have a choice, use a landline (wired) phone, not a mobile phone.
11. When your phone is ON, don't carry it in chest/breast or pants pocket.  It may harm your fertility or your heart. When a mobile phone is ON, it automatically transmits at high power every one or two minutes to check (poll) the network.
12. Reduce mobile phone use by children as a younger person will likely have a longer lifetime exposure to radiation from cell phones.
13. People with active medical implants should preferably keep the cell phone at least 15cm away from the medical implant.
14. The RF radiation is increased by Mobile phones when used in a car to overcome the window shielding. So try to reduce such use or stop it all together.
My thought for today:
You learn something every day if you pay attention. Ray LeBlond


Irene said...

Thanks Werner, Now that Gavin has a defibrillator we were advised of the dangers of mobile phones.

Lorraine said...

I know there are dangers which are denied and the well known Sydney neurosurgeon who is known to tackle brain tumors that others wont touch said two years ago that he was seeing more brain tumors than he had seen over his many years of practice.

Anna B. said...

A very interesting posting, Werner, thank you. It reminded me of our young friends in South Australia, whose life centred around their mobile phones; they had no computers, everything was done with their mobile phones, and it was their constant companion.

They have tried for same time to start a family, but the wife couldn’t get pregnant. So, test were made and it was found that the husband had an unusual low sperm count. To make a long story short, their doctor pointed to the mobile phone as a possible cause. Following is an excerpt from Dr. Mercola, you might find interesting..

“There is a direct relationship between duration of cell phone use and sperm count decline. Sperm count is reduced by half in men who carry cell phones in their pants pockets for four hours per day. The motility of the sperm is also impaired.

The testicular barrier, that protects sperm, is the most sensitive of tissues in the body, and is 100x more absorbent. Besides sperm count and function, the mitochondrial DNA of sperm are damaged 3x more if exposed to cell phone radiation.

…DNA mutations have been linked more to damage on the male side in research from Iceland, the assumption being that male sperm is more vulnerable than female eggs, which are more protected. Mutations increase with the age of the father, and more autism and schizophrenia increase with the age of the father.” Unquote.

Beverley Prescott said...

I do worry about this Werner, as It would appear that Telstra and phone companies want to do away with the landline phone and push us all towards Mobile Phones. I believe this has many drawbacks other than just the danger of the radio waves. It would appear that we oldies are being pushed into all this modern day technology to our and our children's detriment.

Beverley Prescott said...

It would appear, Werner, that Telstra wants us to do away with the landline and push us all towards having mobile phones. This has many drawbacks other than the radio waves. Why do we have to go with all the things that are dangerous to us and to our children?

Sally White said...

It is not true that scientists aren't sure. There are over 8,000 studies showing that microwaves are not safe (Barry Trower, Magda Havas)- the "authorities" are in bed with the industry. They only measure warming they do not take frequencies into account. See for studies and check out Barry Trower's videos. Pregnant women and children using wifi in schools are in grave danger! See also "Thalidomide in the making.pdf"
They are not radio waves they are radio frequencies which is the euphemism for microwaves. Everybody needs to wake up!

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