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Cancer frequency risk:: electromagnetic radiation: text, don't call on your mobile phone and electricity smart meter

Updated on January 5, 2013

Taste the flavor in your mobile phone

 A fine, manly substance. Turns you in to a outdoorsy bloke who ride the open range and spends the final years of his life dragging an oxygen machine
A fine, manly substance. Turns you in to a outdoorsy bloke who ride the open range and spends the final years of his life dragging an oxygen machine

Intense radiation creates health risks; children who grow and play near a high voltage power lines face a higher risk of leukemia

Who is right.? This data by  Australian regulator - ARPANSA - a body which usually appear to favour industry rather than the public - implies magnetic fields pose very small risks.
Who is right.? This data by Australian regulator - ARPANSA - a body which usually appear to favour industry rather than the public - implies magnetic fields pose very small risks. | Source

The Malboro man said it was good for you. It wasn't.

It took decades for the facts to get accepted on tobacco, and now mobile phone and electricity smart meter-policy faces a battle between private profit and public interest, experienced with tobacco and asbestos. The facts on tobacco, now accepted:

  1. smokers get heart disease and lung cancer and sometimes, both;
  2. smokers create big end-of-life burdens on the health system; and
  3. wards full of people gasping for breath. A constant ding-dong of emergencies,

Tobacco kills: Tobacco not only kills the smoker but harms non-smokers, near the smoker; for example:

  1. children exposed to smoke may get asthma and later, heart disease; and
  2. cot-deaths happen more often in houses, where someone smokes.

World committee calls mobile phones and smart meters a cancer risk: The Radio frequency electromagnetic fields generated by mobile phones and smart meters were:

  1. 'possibly carcinogenic to humans' ruled the World Health Organisation.
  2. heavy usage could lead to a possible increased risk of glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer.

But Australia regulators disagree: ARPANSA reports no useful science on the subject. "For mobile phone handsets, the limits of the ARPANSA Radiation Protection Standard "Maximum Exposure Levels to Radiofrequency Fields - 3 kHz to 300 GHz" are applicable to all individuals of different sizes and tissue properties, including children".

Text, don't call.

How to reduce risk of brain cancer from mobile phones: The advice includes;

  1. limit call time;
  2. change the side you use, each time;
  3. use landlines when you can;
  4. use hands-free or speaker;
  5. text instead of voice;
  6. avoid using phones in bad signal areas;
  7. don't use GSM mobiles; and
  8. don't use smart meters for your electricity.

Swap the side of the head you use; or use hands-free or speaker

The World Health Organization reports, the more you use a mobile phone, the more likely you will get brain cancer . It's official; from June 2011 radiation from mobile phones was rated as a Group 2B carcinogen .
Scientists need more data: Mobile phone were relatively new; but what data was available, since 2000 provided evidence you use a mobile phone on the same side of your head for ten years, you faced a risk of brain cancer. For the best data, a 30 year data-period was needed. That was not available for mobile phone use. But the risk was found even in that short data period. The risk were higher for mobile users who had used a mobile for more than 7 years.
Risks higher for children: Children were rated 10 times more vulnerable to risks from the RF-EMF (frequency range 30 kHz—300 GHz).

Mobile phones are now rated a cancer risk: use these tips to reduce the risk of brain cancer

The cancer risk - carcinogenicity  -of radio frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) was a higher risk to children. Science only had 10 years of date; but precaution was strongly advised for all persons.
The cancer risk - carcinogenicity -of radio frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) was a higher risk to children. Science only had 10 years of date; but precaution was strongly advised for all persons.

Children 10 times more vulnerable

Australian Parliament agrees: The Australian Parliament on 7 July 2011 voted to acknowledge new research which shows mobile phones and new digital electricity meter electromagnetic radiation may create brain cancer.
EU agrees:
Also, four years earlier, September 4, 2008, the European Parliament voted 522 to 16 to recommend tighter safety standards for cell phones.
Higher users were more likely to get cancer:
Children were 10 times more vulnerable. The overall rate was low, but a paper on carcinogenicity of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields reported mobile phones can give you cancer.
Childrens' brains more at risk: This was due to the more liquid form of a growing brain. The abstract that describes the new rating was published online: 22 June 2011, after on May, 2011, 30 scientists from 14 countries met at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France, to assess the carcinogenicity of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF). These assessments will be published as Volume 102 of the IARC Monographs .

Findings may have been sterner

A number of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) committee reported they had conflicts of interest in the form of funding from mobile phone companies.But the majority voted to define mobile phone as Group 2B carcinogen - a cancer risk.
Mobile phones as a Group 2B carcinogen: The Radio frequency electromagnetic fields generated by mobile phones are 'possibly carcinogenic to humans'. Heavy usage could lead to a possible increased risk of glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer.

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