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Cell Phone Dangers “Men who used their cell phones for more than four hours per day had the lowest quality of sperm. Another recent study showed heavy cell phone use is linked to a 50-percent increased risk for developing tumors of the salivary gland. Studies show it takes twice as long for a person to fall asleep after talking on a cell phone for just 30 minutes. Here's another downside: You could get what doctors call "mobile phone dermatitis" or a rash in reaction to the nickel in some cell phones.”

Cell phones and brain tumors: a review including the long-term epidemiologic data (Surgical Neurology 2009) “The results indicate that using a cell phone for =10 years approximately doubles the risk of being diagnosed with a brain tumor on the same (“ipsilateral”) side of the head as that preferred for cell phone use. The data achieve statistical significance for glioma and acoustic neuroma but not for meningioma. Conclusion The authors conclude that there is adequate epidemiologic evidence to suggest a link between prolonged cell phone usage and the development of an ipsilateral brain tumor.”

Cell Phones, Traffic a Deadly Combo for Kids “"The change has to be with the parent," Dr. Judy Schaechter, director of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami, said at the time of the April presentation. "Parents need to consider the risk before they buy the young child a cell phone, and parents need to lay down rules and clear consequences for cell phone use, which includes not using it when crossing the street or not on sidewalks. The research provides an opportunity to teach children responsible behavior before they get behind the wheel of a car." “

Cellphones Cause Brain Tumors, Says New Report By International EMF Collaborative “The exposé discusses research on cellphones and brain tumors and concludes: - There is a risk of brain tumors from cellphone use; - Telecom funded studies underestimate the risk of brain tumors, and; - Children have larger risks than adults for brain tumors. This report, sent to government leaders and media today, details eleven design flaws of the 13-country, Telecom-funded Interphone study. The Interphone study, begun in 1999, was intended to determine the risks of brain tumors, but its full publication has been held up for years. Components of this study published to date reveal what the authors call a 'systemic-skew', greatly underestimating brain tumor risk. The design flaws include categorizing subjects who used portable phones (which emit the same microwave radiation as cellphones,) as 'unexposed'; exclusion of many types of brain tumors; exclusion of people who had died, or were too ill to be interviewed, as a consequence of their brain tumor; and exclusion of children and young adults, who are more vulnerable. Lloyd Morgan, lead author and member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society says, "Exposure to cellphone radiation is the largest human health experiment ever undertaken, without informed consent, and has some 4 billion participants enrolled. Science has shown increased risk of brain tumors from use of cellphones, as well as increased risk of eye cancer, salivary gland tumors, testicular cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and leukemia. The public must be informed." “

Increased Use of Cell Phones Not Associated With Rise in Brain Tumors “The researchers, in a report published online December 3 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, note that the use of cell phones sharply increased in the mid-1990s in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. From 1974 to 2003, the incidence of brain tumors in these nations were stable, decreased, or continued a gradual increase that began before cell phones came on the market. The researchers did not detect any clear change in incidence trends from 1998 to 2003, a time period during which a possible association between cell phone use and cancer risk with an induction period of 5 to 10 years would have become evident.”

More talking, more problems: 'Cell phone elbow' damages nerves “Orthopedic specialists are reporting cases of "cell phone elbow," in which patients damage an essential nerve in their arm by bending their elbows too tightly for too long. When cell phone users hold the phone to their ears, they stretch a nerve that extends underneath the funny bone and controls the smallest fingers. When talkers chat for a long time in that position, it "chokes the blood supply to the nerves. It makes the nerves short-circuit. The next thing you know, there's tingling in the ring and small finger," said Dr. Peter J. Evans, the director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Center at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. When that happens, the advice is simple: Switch hands -- before it gets worse. People who have this condition, called cubital tunnel syndrome, can feel weakness in their hands and have difficulty opening jars or playing musical instruments. “

Wireless Phones Alter Levels of Brain Chemical

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Cell Phones and Brain Cancer -- Jury Still Out “A new report suggests that that regular use of cell phones can result in a "significant" risk for brain tumors. But previous studies have been inconsistent. Even so, some European countries have taken precautionary measures, aimed specifically at children. In the United States, a recent Senate hearing examining the safety of cell phones was inconclusive, saying that although more research is needed, it might be wise to begin taking precautionary measures right now. The National Cancer Institute also said that additional research is needed.”

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

900 MHz electromagnetic field exposure affects qualitative and quantitative features of hippocampal pyramidal cells in the adult female rat. (Brain Res. 2009)

Acute mobile phones exposure affects frontal cortex hemodynamics as evidenced by functional near-infrared spectroscopy. (J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2009)

Cell phone use and acoustic neuroma: the need for standardized questionnaires and access to industry data (Surgical Neurology 2009)

Cell phones and brain tumors: a review including the long-term epidemiologic data (Surgical Neurology 2009) “The authors conclude that there is adequate epidemiologic evidence to suggest a link between prolonged cell phone usage and the development of an ipsilateral brain tumor.”

Mobile phone radiation induces reactive oxygen species production and DNA damage in human spermatozoa in vitro. (PLoS One. 2009) “CONCLUSIONS: RF-EMR in both the power density and frequency range of mobile phones enhances mitochondrial reactive oxygen species generation by human spermatozoa, decreasing the motility and vitality of these cells while stimulating DNA base adduct formation and, ultimately DNA fragmentation. These findings have clear implications for the safety of extensive mobile phone use by males of reproductive age, potentially affecting both their fertility and the health and wellbeing of their offspring.”

Mobile Phone Use and Risk of Tumors: A Meta-Analysis (Journal of Clinical Oncology 2009) “Conclusion: The current study found that there is possible evidence linking mobile phone use to an increased risk of tumors from a meta-analysis of low-biased case-control studies. Prospective cohort studies providing a higher level of evidence are needed.”

Mobile phone use and location of glioma: A case-case analysis. (Bioelectromagnetics. 2009)

The effect of electromagnetic radiation in the mobile phone range on the behaviour of the rat. (Metab Brain Dis. 2009) “These findings suggested that EMR exposure may lead to abnormal brain functioning.”

Transient DNA damage induced by high frequency electromagnetic fields (GSM 1.8GHz) in the human trophoblast HTR-8/SVneo cell line evaluated with the alkaline Comet assay. (Mutat Res. 2009) “Our data suggest that HF-EMF with a carrier frequency and modulation scheme typical of the GSM signal may affect the DNA integrity.”

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