Monday, December 10, 2007

New Study Says Cell Phone Radiation Increases Tumor Risk

A new study from Israel says regular cell phone users have an increased risk of tumor formation. The study was published on December 7, 2007, in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

The risk of developing a parotid gland tumor was 50% higher for frequent cell phone users. A frequent user was defined in this study as someone using a cell phone more than 22 hours (1320 minutes) per month. The parotid gland is a salivary gland just below and in front of each ear.

The risk was even higher when users used the cell phone on the same side of the head, did not use a hands-free device, or if the user was in a rural area.

Dr. Siegel Sadetzki, a cancer and radiation expert at Chaim Sheba Medical Centre in Israel led the study.

Studies continue to sound the alarm that exposure to cell phone radiation poses a health risk. When will we begin to recognize that the cell phone radiation problem is following a similar path that the tobacco problem followed? How long were we told that tobacco was safe? How long will we be told that cell phones are safe?

Are you concerned that there just MIGHT be a problem here? I'm convinced there is a problem. There's too much research that says there is, too. Don't wait for the government to warn us. The government has too much to lose financially and politically. So don't look there for safety. Be your own best protector of your health. Check out the overwhelming research that says there's a smoking gun here. I think you'll be surprised.

In the meantime, don't carry the cell phone close to your body, don't talk long periods of time, don't talk on it while driving, and absolutely don't let your kids talk on it for more than a few minutes at a time.

Cell phones are convenient but they just aren't safe.

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