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The Sound of Four Billion Cell Phones Ringing: Children have a higher risk of developing cancer

June 1st, 2011 · No Comments

Hold All My Calls Put down the phone and back away The worldwide mobile phone market reached a new milestone The Sound of Billions Cell Phones Ringing Our world has more than 4 billion activated cell phones, which is almost 60% of the total population Do children have a higher risk of developing cancer. Washington DC(Hollywood Today)6/1/11—There are currently no data on cell phone use and risk of cancer in children. No published studies to date have included children. Cell phone use by children and adolescents is increasing rapidly, and they are likely to accumulate many years of exposure during their lives (1). In addition, children may be at greater risk because their nervous systems are still developing at the time of exposure. A large case-control study of childhood brain cancer in several Northern European countries is in progress. Researchers from the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Spain are conducting an international study—Mobi-Kids—to evaluate risk from new communications technologies (including cell phones) and other environmental factors in young people ages 10 to 24. More information about the Mobi-Kids study is available at http://www.mbkds.com on the Internet. Cell Phones and Cancer Risk Key Points
  • Cell phones emit radiofrequency (RF) energy, which is another name for radio waves (see Questions 1 and 2).
  • Research suggests that the amount of RF energy produced by cell phones is too low to cause significant tissue heating or an increase in body temperature (see Question 2).
  • Concerns have been raised that RF energy from cell phones may pose a cancer risk to users (see Questions 1 and 2).
  • Researchers are studying tumors of the brain and central nervous system and other sites of the head and neck because cell phones are typically held next to the head when used (see Question 5).
  • Research studies have not shown a consistent link between cell phone use and cancer. A large international study (Interphone) published in 2010 found that, overall, cell phone users have no increased risk for two of the most common types of brain tumorglioma and meningioma. For the small proportion of study participants who reported spending the most total time on cell phone calls there was some increased risk of glioma, but the researchers considered this finding inconclusive (see Questions 6 and 7).

Bluetooth headsets reduce exposure to electromagnetic radiation from  your mobile phones by 98.8%

A WHO (World Health Organization) specialist group of 31 scientists from 14 countries met this week in Lyon, France and concluded that the radiofrequency electromagnetic fields of mobile phones could very possibly be an agent to induce brain cancer. “It is important to take pragmatic measures to reduce exposure such as hands?free devices or texting.” said Christopher Wild, Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Bluetooth headsets reduce cancer risk for heavy users of mobile phones. Bluetooth hands-free devices for mobile phones since the turn of the century. Its products have won many design and technology awards in the USA, Europe, and Asia. If you use a Bluetrek headset instead of directly talking on your mobile phone, the electromagnetic radiation you are exposed to is reduced by 98.8%.   Teens and Mobile Phones Over the Past Five Years: Pew Internet Looks Back by Amanda Lenhart Pew Internet & American Life Project, Overview Teenagers have previously lagged behind adults in their ownership of cell phones, but several years of survey data collected by the Pew Internet & American Life Project show that those ages 12-17 are closing the gap in cell phone ownership. The Project first began surveying teenagers about their mobile phones in its 2004 Teens and Parents project when a survey showed that 45% of teens had a cell phone. Since that time, mobile phone use has climbed steadily among teens ages 12 to 17 – to 63% in fall of 2006 to 71% in early 2008. In comparison, 77% of all adults (and 88% of parents) had a cell phone or other mobile device at a similar point in 2008. Cell phone ownership among adults has since risen to 85%, based on the results of our most recent tracking survey of adults conducted in April 2009. The Project is currently conducting a survey of teens and their parents and will be releasing the new figures in early 2010. We went back to our databanks in light of the intriguing findings about adult mobile phone use in two of our recent reports, and to help lay the ground work for our current project on youth and mobile phones. This memo is the result of our data mining. About the Survey Four different teen data sets were used to produce this report, along with data from four adult-only tracking surveys. Unless otherwise specified, the data in this report comes from the Teens, Gaming and Civics survey, fielded between November 2007 and February 2008. The Parent and Teen Survey on Gaming and Civic Engagement, sponsored by the Pew Internet and American Life Project and supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, obtained telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of 1102 12- to 17-year-olds and their parents in continental U.S. telephone households. The survey was conducted by Princeton Survey Research International. Interviews were done in English by Princeton Data Source, LLC, from November 1, 2007, to February 5, 2008. Statistical results are weighted to correct known demographic discrepancies. The margin of sampling error for the complete set of weighted data is ±3.2%. http://www.pewinternet.org/About-Us/Our-Research/Use-Policy.aspx

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