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Cellular Phone Radiation

Updated on March 3, 2011
Children are more vulnerable to cellular phone radiation due to having thinner bone structure.
Children are more vulnerable to cellular phone radiation due to having thinner bone structure.

What was it like befor cellular phones?

Remember what life was like before cell phones? Do you think you could ever go back to the days before everyone had a cell phone? Cell phones are insanely popular today, everyone from adults to children and even our grandparents have them, as everyone ought to have one. They are wonderful forms of communication especially in emergency situations. Cell phones have probably saved numerous lives, but as many lives as they have saved, how many could they be taking?

New Studies on cellular phone radiation

There has been a lot of controversy over the safety of cell phones. Recent research has been indicating an increase in brain tumors and cancer found in the glands that are closest to the cheek. The Hebrew University in Jerusalem at the Hadassah School of Dental Medicine has conducted research led by Rakefet Czerninski, Avi Zini and Harold Sgan-Cohen and have reported that there has been a drastic increase in parotid gland tumors over the last 30 years, which its steepest increase starting right after 2001, source:

Flaws with cellular phone radiation from interphone researchers

Some of the flaws found in the previous Interphone study stated in Dr. Mercola’s post  New Evidence Identifies Strong Cell Phone Cancer Link, the interphone researchers state that heavy users of cell phone use have a doubled risk of glioma, which is a life threatening brain tumor, after 10 years of cell phone use, compared to users that are considered heavy users of cell phones for 1- 1.9 years. However their definition of heavy cell phone users is anyone who uses their cell phone for about 2 to 2.5 hours a month. This would mean that if you use your cell phone more than two hours a month you could be potentially doubling your risk of a fatal brain tumor. The study fails to mention anything about the millions of cell phone users who exceed the amount they define as heavy cell phone use.

Cellular Phone Radiation Compared to Tobacco Crisis

Could cell phone radiation be the next tobacco crisis?

The cell phone industry is a multibillion dollar industry with a lot of influence in Washington having many investments made in telecommunications. Tobacco was ignored for years until the evidence was so overwhelming. If someone was to smoke a cigarette for the first time, they most likely would not show any signs or evidence of lung or mouth cancer linked to smoking that cigarette, just like It could take anywhere from 10-30 years for brain tumors to develop from cell phone exposure. Devra Davis, PhD states in her book Disconnect that research shows radiation from cell phones to be linked to DNA damage, memory loss, Alzheimer’s, cancer, reduced sperm count, and a breakdown of your brains defense.

Many either have never heard of these alarming statements or choose to ignore them because it has not been made national news, and cell phone use has become such a standard way of living. I am of the many that even got rid of their land line, and use the cell phone as the primary phone. My phone is never turned off and I keep it charged on my night stand beside my bed, just in case I am to receive an emergency phone call throughout the night. I am by no means going to get rid my cell phone but will be incorporating some changes to my cell phone habits.

Here are some ways we can protect ourselves from over cellular phone radiation.

· Avoid pressing the phone up against your ear and face. Even cell phone companies advocate this. Apple states that you should keep a distance of at least 5/8 of an inch, and BlackBerry recommends that you keep a distance of 1 inch from phone to face.

· Use speaker phone as often as possible, or a headset in which the wire is shielded.

· Children should not use cell phones or at least recommended to have limited use. They are more susceptible to the effects of radiation because of having a thinner skull bone.

· If you are like me and have removed your land line and use your cell phone as your primary phone you may want to reconsider getting that land line back, or taking advantage of using speaker phone with Skype and Google is offering free phone calls through g-mail until 2012. These are free phones services through your internet connection.

· Reduce use of other wireless devices as well, even portable home phones such has some of the older phones that operate at 900 MHs can be bad.

· Shut your cell phone off more frequently when not in use. Like I mentioned earlier that my phone is never off. The phone still emits radiation intermittently. You could also put your phone on airplane mode, which you would not be able to receive calls or text, but other applications on your phone could still be used.

· Avoid carrying your phone in a shirt or paint pocket and on belt for long periods of time. The further you can keep your phone away from your body the less you are exposed. A carrying bag or left somewhere in the office or vehicle where you can still hear your ringtone or periodically check for new messages is better.

My thoughts on cellular phone radiation

Though some of these may sound extreme I have to admit that this does make sense, and I have had my suspicion over the years of cellular phone radiation exposure and microwaves, which is a whole other topic, for some time now. I have personally been convicted of my cell phone habits and am going to start changing the way I use my phone. I’d rather not wait until it is too late. I still feel that cell phones are great to have and will not be getting rid of mine, but will be positioning myself to be not so dependent on it, and to use my cell phone more safely. I do hope that through modern technology that these devices could be made so that they are safe to use, because they truly are a very convenient little thing to have. I am curious to know your thoughts are on this topic and if you will be making any adjustment to your cell phone use as well.

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    • rpalulis profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from NY

      dexixy, I think most of would agree that cellular phone radiation linked to brain tumors, and cancer is new to them as well, but like you say best to take caution, and try to limit any unnecessary exposure. Thanks for stopping by.

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      7 years ago from Kampala

      Great information, I never knew thought cell phones could be such dangerous, i need to take caution now.

    • rpalulis profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from NY

      Prasetio30, yes it's those subtle dangers like cellular phone radiation that we need reminding of. They are just so darn convenient it can be so easy to forget and ignore the potential dangers of radiation exposure. I'd rather be safe than sorry and to use this device more wisely.

    • prasetio30 profile image


      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Actually I knew about cellular phone radiation many times. But you made this better, my friend. God to remind us again about the dangerous of cellular phone radiation to our health. Better use this device wisely, right. Vote up.

      Blessing and hugs,

    • rpalulis profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from NY

      prairieprincess, so true our lives are so built around this convenience, now that I know about cellular phone radiation, I too will be incorporating many of these tips. For one I am buying a bluetube headset and two I no longer keep my phone in my front pocket all day long, nor beside my bed during the night. Thanks again and best of luck to your with your new job!

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      Sharilee Swaity 

      7 years ago from Canada

      palulis, I have known about this for some time, but I admit that it's hard to do without it because our lives are built around its convenience. Now, my new job will involve using it even more.

      Thanks, though, for the tips on reducing cell phone damage. I will try to incorporate some of these. Take care!

    • rpalulis profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from NY

      Dr irum,yes kind of scary to think that cellular phone radiation be compared to the next tobacco crisis.

      lifewellspoken thanks for reading my hub on cellular phone radiation, so glad you enjoy reading my hubs.

    • lifewellspoken profile image


      7 years ago from Vancouver BC

      What an awesome hub.

      I'm now your online hub stalker :)

      Love reading your work.

    • Dr irum profile image

      Dr irum 

      7 years ago

      Its wonderful hub , i am so amazed ,its dangerous if cell phone radiation be the next tobacco crisis ,Thanks for awareness .

    • rpalulis profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from NY

      Thanks Pamela99, it doesn't hurt to play on the side of caution when it comes to cellular phone radiation. I think many will still keep their phones, including myself, but like you say, maybe start using them less, or use them more safely, now knowing the dangers, may cause many to change their cell phone habits.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I also wonder about the effects. I started using mine less now and also we got a new Garmin which has Bluetooth which we still don't use often but I would assume it might be a little safer. Good article, rated up.

    • rpalulis profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from NY

      I have a droid as well, I am going to try buying one of those Bluetubes as a protected head set. They are not the coolest looking head set but if will protect me from cellular phone radiation, I'll use it. Thanks Katie.

    • katiem2 profile image


      7 years ago from I'm outta here

      Yikes, I have a droid and we are connected at the I'm on the net a lot...

      As for the phone and texting components...

      I text mostly and use voice commands but I could def make good use of a protective head set. I need to buy one now! Thanks for the helpful and common sense tips as it does make good sense.

      Again, Thanks for keeping us healthy. :) Katie

    • rpalulis profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from NY

      Thanks darski, after I finished writing this hub I went on Youtube and searched cellular phone radiation. I can't believe this never caught my attention years ago, I was shocked from watching all the video's. I do hope that this health warning reaches many before it's too late. Peace and God Bless, Rob

    • Darlene Sabella profile image

      Darlene Sabella 

      7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Another excellent hub on Cellular Phone Radiation, makes we worry about my grown children. The sleep with those things, they drive, eat and go to the bathroom with them. Crazy, and strange in a way where people can disconnect themselves for life even if for a short time. They are seriously dangerous. rate up love & peace darski

    • rpalulis profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from NY

      oceansnsunsets yes I agree unnecessary exposure to cellular phone radiation in not worth the risk at all, and it really scars me that so many young kids are absolutely glued to these things, and the amount of brain tumors among young kids is kinda scary. I can't help but think the two are linked. Like you said it's not worth it.

    • oceansnsunsets profile image


      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      I too have wondered about this for a long time. I am going to change my habits for sure about cell phone usage. Its not worth the risk. Thanks for this informative hub on a topic that almost everyone can relate too. It is a concern, that is for sure.

    • rpalulis profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from NY

      Hey thanks for reading my article Mom I found this to be very interesting and alarming all at the same time, that I just had to write about it. Glad to hear that you will be making some changes to limit your exposure to cellular phone radiation.

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      7 years ago


      What a great article. Thanks for all the info. I will be trying to make some changes myself.


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