Jan 152013

The effects of radiation on health have been extensively investigated and researched. Summarizing, none of these researches have found convincing evidence that cell phone radiation does not harm the health on long term. That is why we recommend to be catious with cellphone radiation, follow up the tips on this website, do research and select a phone with a low radiation value.

Research below is quoted from wikipedia and humo.

Indicator for Health Risks

  • In February 2009, Bouygues Telecom was ordered to take down a mobile phone mast in France due to uncertainty of health effects.
  • In October 2012, an Italian businessman was granted a pension for occupational diseases because he used a phone for 6 hours a day during twelve years. The court disregarded short term studies.
  • The large Interphone study is questioned by many researchers. The conclusions and data seem inconclusive about any general recommendations.
  • Many studies conclude that long term cellular phone use effects have not yet been sufficiently been resarched
  • A swedish study (2004) suggests that regular use of a mobile phone over a decade or more was associated with a type of brain tumor. This increase was not noted in those who had used mobile phones for less than 10 years.
  • A study by Mr. Santini found a clear increase in the following symptoms at people living near a phone mast: Headache/Migraine, Sleeping Disorders, Irritation, Depressive Complaints, Tiredness, Lack of Concentration, Memory disorders. More recent and independen studies from Austria by Hutter et al. and from Spain by Navarro et al. lead to similar conclusions. At levels of 10–100 μW/m² there is an increased chance of these symptoms, while many people are exposed to thousands μW/m².
  • Swedish research to published epidemiological papers found that cell phone users had an increased risk of malignant gliomas, a link between cellphone ue and higher rate of acoustic neuromas, tumors are more likely to evolve on the side of the head that the phone is used on and that one hour of cell phone use significantly increases tumor risks after ten years or more.
  • On may 31 2011, The  International Agency for Research on Cancer classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans.

Indicators agains Health Risks

  • The European Commission concluded that their evidence indicates that exposure to radiofrequency fielsds is unlikely to lead to an increase of cancer in humans.
  • A 2006 Danish study showed no increased risk of cancer after following 420.000 citizens for 20 years. The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection considers this report inconclusive however.
  • The Interphone project, a collaboration between 13 nations did not find a solid linkbetween the use of mobile phones and brain tumors.  Dr. Christopher Wild, Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) commeted that observations at high levels of cumulative call time and the changing patterns of mobile phone use, especially regarding young people, should provide for further research. Australian authors stated that due to biases and error limits in the study,  the strength of any conclusions is limited. Hence even if there was an effect, it would have been likely undetectable.
  • Both a swedish study (2005) and a German study (2006) concluded that no overall increased risk of glioma or meningioma was observed among cellular phone users.
  • Research at the National Cancer Institute found that while cell phone use increased from almost 0% to  almost 100% between 1992 and 2008, trends in glioma did not mirror that increase.
  • An extensive British research, questioning 900 people with a brain tumor and over 1700 healthy people found no connection between mobile phone use and brain tumors.
  • Electromagnetic radiation is able to change an atom above a certain limit. This limit lies at 3,28 × 1015Hz which is similar to ultraviolet light. Mobile phones work with frequencies that are about a million times lower.