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Are Our Cell Phones Making Us Sick?

A look into what our handy devices may do to us

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Whether it is to connect with work, family or friends, most of us rely on our cell phones on a daily basis. With today’s technology, these handy devices can surf the web, keep track of your daily schedule, play your music, give you directions, take pictures, check your email, as well as a million other things…including making you sick.

 

Researchers in Germany have found that people who live close to cellular transmitter antennas have a greater risk of becoming ill with malignant cancer. They discovered the proportion of newly developing cancer cases was significantly higher among residents living within 400 meters from the cellular transmitting site.

 

In Spain, it was discovered that people who lived closest to cellular antennas (within 300 meters) had the highest incidence of:

  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Headaches
  • Feelings of discomfort
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Visual disruptions
  • Irritability
  • Hearing disruptions
  • Skin problems
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Dizziness

 

Cell phones emit radiofrequency energy, which tissues closest to where the phone is being held can absorb. A review of 9 studies that examined cancers among cell phone users concluded that cell phone use was associated with a 30% to 360% increased risk of cancers. The found that the longer people used their phones for, the greater the risk was for them of developing cancer.

 

The National Cancer Institute claims there is not a consistent link between cell phone use and cancer. More research is needed on this topic.

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