New report on cellphone safety is full of electromagnetic baloney
British health officials claim their review of the research shows cellphones are safe... and I just have to wonder what research they're looking at it.
It certainly can't be the bulk of the studies published in recent years, because those show that heavy cellphone users have a 40 percent increase in the risk of potentially deadly brain tumors.
If the British Health Protection Agency thinks that's "safe," I'd hate to see what passes for dangerous!
Even the agency seems to know they've missed the mark here -- because right after declaring cellphones to be safe, they warned people to keep kids away from them.
Yeah... that sure sounds safe to me.
Listen, I even defended cellphones early on. But the research since then has been a lot clearer than the calls you get on these things. And along with brain tumors, cellphone use has been linked to tumors in the salivary gland, acoustic nerve, and thyroid.
They've also been linked to brain damage, dementia, bone loss, DNA damage, and -- if you keep them close to the crotch -- fertility problems.
(They're also a threat to your sanity, especially if you're forced to listen to someone's way-too-loud and far-too-personal conversation.)
The best and safest option is to do away with your cellphone. Completely. You got by just fine without them before, you can get by fine without them again.
But if you're not willing to give yours up, at least limit your use and keep it away from your crotch and head at all times. Keep it in a bag or briefcase, not on your hip or in your pocket.
And when you take a call, use a speakerphone, headphones, or a Bluetooth earpiece. Bluetooth also emits radiation, but 100 times less than what the cellphone itself is putting out.