Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Cell Phone Precautions - Analysis Of Studies

Electromagnetic fields generated by cell phones should be considered a potential human health risk. Sufficient time has not elapsed in order for us to have conclusive data on the biological effects of cell phones and other cordless phones—a technology that is now universal.

Studies in humans do not indicate that cell phones are safe, nor do they yet clearly show that they are dangerous. But, growing evidence indicates that we should reduce exposures, while research continues on this important question.

Manufacturers report that cell and wireless phones emit electromagnetic radiation. Electromagnetic fields are likely to penetrate the brain of children more deeply than adults. Modeling in the diagram below estimate that young children are more susceptible to electromagnetic fields due to smaller sized brains and softer brain tissue. View images of research.

Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, the director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC Cancer Centers has begun advising faculty and staff about the possible health risks associated with cellular phone use.

Particular concern is being placed on the cellular exposure that children receive. Their sensitive tissues, organs, and growing bodies leave them at particular risk to all sorts of environmental factors, possibly including risks from electromagnetic radiation from cell phones. Read Dr. Herberman's comments.

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