Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cell phones and cancer

You get as much radiation from a cell phone as if you were carrying a microwave oven around with you, says Suzanne Somers.  She is promoting a product called LifeWave Matrix 2 on her website which sits in your cell phone case and is supposed to eliminate 98% of the harmful radiation.

The World Health Organization reports that cell phones cause certain kinds of brain cancer and a physician researcher saw increased breast cancer among teenage girls who carry their cell phones in their bra. Cell phone radiation goes three times further into the brain of children than it does adults, says Somers.

Women who carry their cell phones in purses have less exposure than men who wear them on their belts or put them in a pocket. Hand free use and speaker phones may be annoying but reduce exposure to dangerous radiation.

The National Cancer Institute reports that cell phones emit radiofrequency energy, a form of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, which can be absorbed by tissues closest to where the phone is held. The amount of radiofrequency energy a cell phone user is exposed to, writes the Cancer Institute, depends on the technology of the phone, the distance between the phone’s antenna and the user, the extent and type of use, and the user’s distance from cell phone towers.

More research is needed, writes the Cancer Institute, to show a link to cancer. "Studies thus far have not shown a consistent link between cell phone use and cancers of the brain, nerves, or other tissues of the head or neck."

Livewave Matrix 2 was tested by SGS Labs. 

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