Cell phones emit signals via radio waves, which are comprised of radio frequency (RF) energy, a form of electromagnetic radiation.
The controversy lies over whether or not cell phones emit enough radiation to cause adverse health effects.
The concern is that cell phones are often placed close to or against the head during use, which puts the radiation in direct contact with the tissue in the head or they wear it on their hip causing potential danger to the kidneys and liver.
The added concern with non-ionizing radiation, the type of radiation associated with cell phones, is that it could have long-term effects.
Although it may not immediately cause damage to tissue, scientists are still unsure about whether prolonged exposure could create problems. This is an especially sensitive issue today, because more people are using cell phones than ever before.
The rate at which radiation is absorbed by the human body is measured by the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR). Maximum exposure levels for modern handsets have been set by governmental regulating agencies in many countries.
In the United States, the FCC has set a SAR limit of 1.6 W/kg, averaged over a volume of 1 gram of tissue, for the head. In Europe, the limit is 2 W/kg, averaged over a volume of 10 grams of tissue.
Many scientists argue that radio waves have been found to create damage unrelated to thermal-heat damage, which the industry has long argued, is the only possible cause of biological harm.
Therefore, simply lowering the SAR rating on cell phones—which determines how much radiation your body absorbs—or making sure your phone is within legal SAR limits, will not guarantee safety by any means.
Scientists on the other hand, claim that the biological danger from Wi-fi routers, cell phones, and land-based portable phones comes from two sources:
- The modulated signals that are carried ON the carrier microwave, and
- The carrier wave itself
The modulated information-carrying radio waves resonate in biological frequencies of a few to a few hundred cycles per second, and can stimulate your vibrational cellular receptors, causing a whole cascade of pathological consequences that can culminate in fatigue, anxiety, and ultimately cancer.
Cells interpret even a minute amount of cell phone radiation as a threat, and shut down. This is a response intended to protect them. But, when you talk on a cell phone, it lasts far longer than your body can handle.
A lot of the damage is caused by the disruption in the micro tubular connections that allow biophotons to communicate between cells, which decrease intracellular communication.
Increased deposits of heavy metals also begin to accumulate in your cells, which increases intracellular production of free radicals, and can radically decrease cellular production of energy, thus making you incredibly fatigued.
Once your body’s communication system is damaged, it is very easy to develop all sorts of pathologies related to disrupted intracellular antioxidant systems and heavy metal toxicities.
Mobile Phone Radiation Causes Headaches and Disrupts Sleep, Claims Study
A number of studies have been conducted to explain the side effects of using mobile phones. A recent one, points out that radiation emitted from phones causes headaches and could also interrupt one’s sleep pattern.
Older studies have found that excessive mobile phone usage can increase the risk of mouth cancer and can even cause tumors. Later studies showed that mobile phones are safe for short-term use. Another study even proved that cell phone- related headaches are all in the mind.
Regarding the latest cell phone study, researchers from Wayne State University and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute say that participants who were exposed to radiation from mobile phones during the study, experienced headaches, a change of moods, confusion, and trouble in sleeping.