EXPOSED: Cellphone radiation risk to humans is real
It seems like no matter where you go these days, everyone's got their faces bent downward -- staring straight down at the smartphones in their hands.
These gadgets can sure be a delightful distraction, what with games, texts, photos, and the World Wide Web literally at your fingertips.
But they may also be a DEADLY one.
And I'm not just talking about the immediate risks that cellphones pose to your life if they steal your attention while you're crossing the street or sitting behind the wheel.
I'm not even talking about the posture problems caused by all of that bending of your neck!
It's something a whole lot scarier: Although the telecom industry SWEARS that the low levels of RF radiation emitted by cellphones are perfectly safe, a new study suggests that that radiation exposure can really add up over time... and may saddle you with cancer!
The government-backed study exposed male and female rats to very high levels of the SAME kind of radiation emitted by cellphones. The animals were really bathing in the stuff, with their entire bodies exposed all at once.
After 10 years, it turned out that male rats developed malignant tumors in the tissues around their hearts. And guess what -- the tumors that the rats developed were very similar to the types of tumors that HUMAN cellphone users had developed in previous studies!
Back then, the mainstream tried to dismiss those findings as just a fluke. But the scary and sad news is that it looks like the danger is very real after all.
So, if you find yourself fidgeting with the phone a little too much these days, it may be time to reduce your use. I've had a cellphone for well over 10 years -- the time it took for the rats to develop those heart tumors in this most recent study -- and I'm never the first one to start using some new-fangled technological gadget!
Fortunately, you can minimize your exposure to RF radiation by making some easy replacements in your daily routine:
- Instead of switching it to "vibrate" or "silent," turn off your phone when you're not using it. Even when it appears to be "sleeping," it's still emitting radiation!
- Instead of carrying the phone in a pants pocket, shirt pocket, or bra, keep it away from your body in a bag (but not a purse you're holding close to yourself).
- Instead of holding the phone up to your ear (which is dangerously close to your brain) when making calls, use either wired headphones or speakerphone mode.
- Instead of sleeping with your phone in the bed, on the nightstand, or anywhere close to your head, put it away in a drawer, high up on a shelf, or even charge it in another room.
Making the swap on just a couple of these habits can make a world of difference. And while you're at it, load up on antioxidants known for repairing the oxidative damage caused by these types of sources of everyday radiation.