"Electromagnetic pollution may be the most significant form of pollution human activity has produced this century, all the more dangerous because it is invisible and insensible."
This powerful and striking statement was made by prominent physician Andrew Weil, MD, best-selling author of eight books, a Harvard Medical School graduate, and internationally recognized expert on medicinal herbs and integrative medicine. When you read the rest of this report you'll understand why his statement is both accurate and valid.
Facts About Cell Phone Use Talking on a cell phone as little as 500 minutes a month can increase the probability of brain cancer by 140% to 300% (1)
Cell phone radiation has been shown to damage and break living DNA (2)
Cell phone radiation causes leakage of the blood-brain barrier allowing toxins to damage sensitive brain tissue (3)
Cell phones worn by men on a belt clip can reduce sperm count by 30% (4)(5)
After using a cell phone for six years the risk of developing an acoustic neuroma ( tumor of the auditory nerve) increases by 50% (6)
Cell phone radiation increases estrogen and adrenaline levels in the body disrupting hormonal balance (7)
A two-minute cell phone call alters a child's brain function for an hour (8) (9)
Cordless phones have even higher cancer risks than cell phones (10)
How Do Cell Phones Work?
Cell phones are really just radio transmitters emitting signals through radio waves. These waves are a form of electromagnetic radiation, or EMR. When the cell phone is turned on it locates itself by broadcasting a series of signals to the cell phone carrier's closest cell phone tower. The carrier then relays that information to the nearest mobile telephone switching office. When making a call the phone sends its data to the carrier's nearest tower, to the switching office and then to the switching office in the area code of the number being called. Once the connection is made the cell phone's transmitter packages your voice or text data onto a second radio wave that is created for the purpose of transmitting the information. This second wave is called the Information-Carrying Radio Wave, or ICRW. When the call is received by the recipient's switching office a connection is made through the nearest tower that connects the call with your phone. Through a processor in the phone the digital information signal is converted into an analog signal so a voice can be heard. All this occurs in an average time of four to eight seconds.
Each cell phone contains its own transmitter. The purpose of the transmitter is to encode information onto a radio wave. This radio wave radiates out from the phone's antenna evenly through space. The information being encoded, for example, could be the sound of your voice, the data from your text message or a photo. The transmitter will then send the encoded wave, with your information or voice, to the antenna and the antenna will then send the signal. The function of the antenna is to propel these radio waves out into space so that a receiver in a nearby cell tower will pick them up. This makes the antenna the most dangerous part of the phone.