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Microwave radiation from cell phones implicated in cancer and reproductive issues - companies quietly warn consumers of dangers


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(NaturalNews) Since cell phones are so convenient and since microwave radiation is invisible to us, we never consider the risks of carrying cell phones on and around our bodies. But the FCC does assess the risks and requires cell phone companies to warn consumers of the dangers of microwave radiation. Over time, these energy waves heat up specific areas of the body that are constantly exposed. This can lead to carcinogenic activity within the cellular processes.

The FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology asks companies to conduct their own testing on SAR, or Specific Absorption Rate. SAR is the amount of heat that builds up when the body is exposed to microwave radiation. The FCC has set a SAR limit of 1.6 watts per kilogram for cell phones. Companies that can't bring the radiation level of their devices below this measurement must warn consumers of the dangers.

Apple's iPhone quietly warns consumers of radiation exposure from their phones

Apple's iPhone IV does not meet these standards; that's why they warn consumers in small print in the iPhone manual. "Warning: iPhone's SAR measurement may exceed the FCC exposure guidelines for body-worn operation if positioned less than 15 mm (5/8 inch) from the body (e.g, when carrying iPhone in your pocket)."

The small text also warns iPhone users to keep the phone away from the body when not in use. "Only use carrying cases, belt clips, or holders that do not have metal parts and that maintain at least 15 mm (5/8 inch) separation between iPhone and the body," it says.

The iPhone isn't the only device with risks. In fact, BlackBerry's Bold warns users about the phone's potential to put off dangerous levels of radio frequency energy. Warnings instruct users to "keep the BlackBerry device at least 0.98 inch (25 millimeters) from your body when the BlackBerry device is transmitting."

The consensus is clear: cell phones are not meant to be carried on one's body, exposing organs and glands day after day to radio waves. For the many people who carry their phone in their pocket, in their apron, or in their bra throughout the day, the risks of cancer are multiplied. Habits like these could potentially be more dangerous than a diet high in McDonald's. The devices are not intended to be carried within an inch of the body. When the microwave energy heats up a specific spot on the body, it can become carcinogenic, increasing chances for abnormal cellular division.

When carried in the pocket, cell phones are near the testes and ovaries, capable of causing endometriosis, cysts, hormonal imbalances and low sperm count.

Author's note: When my wife became infertile and suffered from ovarian cysts and water retention, one of the things that she had to do was remove the cell phone from her work apron. We believe carrying her cell phone right around her female parts all day at work was part of the problem, causing cellular disruptions. She ultimately healed within six months and became fertile again with a cleansing vegetable-herb diet, but if she would have kept the cell phone in her apron, these reproductive issues may have persisted into the future.

21-year-old diagnosed with breast cancer after carrying cell phone in bra for five years daily

Dr. Devra Davis, author of The Secret History of the War on Cancer and Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation confirms the dangers of continuous microwave radiation on one part of the body.

Dr. Davis shares many testimonies of young people being diagnosed with cell-phone-linked cancer.

Telling the story of Tiffany Frantz, who carried a cell phone in her bra for five years, Dr. Davis said,
"She carried her phone around in her bra for years and at the age of 21 was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer right under the surface of her skin, right under the antennas of her phone." Dr. Davis believes that the fatty tissue of the breast readily absorb this carcinogenic energy.

Dr. Davis mentioned ways to prevent overexposure to the microwave radiation, which include using headsets or headphones to keep the phone away from the skull.

"If you have to have your phone in your pocket for a short period of time, it's not going to be a problem as long as you have it on airplane mode, which means you cannot send or receive messages," she said.

For more information, please watch these testimonies at the Environmental Health Trust website regarding cell phones and breast cancer.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.cnn.com

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com

http://ehtrust.org

http://consumers4safephones.com

http://consumers4safephones.com

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