Cellphone Radiation Research:
What You Should Know
How well-informed are you about radiation research? For instance, cell phones, which conveniently cater our communication needs, are regularly used more than ever which means we need to be more informed about its radiation studies. One particular concern is the amount of cell phone radiation we are easily immersed in. Hence different cell phone radiation researches raise the following questions: should we be concerned about the potential health risks and possibly cancer? What are the possible effects of cell phone use to our health?
Cell Phone Radiation—How Our Bodies are Affected
Before we learn the different radiation research, we must first know what a radiofrequency energy is. Radiofrequency energy is given off by cell phones in the form of non-ionizing radiation. Heavy exposure to non-ionizing radiation possibly leads to increase of cancer risk.
The direct effect of such cell phone radiation begins with heating. When a person receives a call for more than an hour, this result to his side of the head which is exposed to the cell phone’s antenna to produce more glucose compared to the unexposed side of the head. Although the results are still inconclusive, researchers still continue to follow its possible health effects.
What Cell Phone Radiation Research Reveal
It is important to have an initial understanding of cancer to grasp how a cell phone radiation could lead to one. Several cell phone radiation studies explains that vulnerability to cancer happens when DNA is damaged. It is noteworthy to understand that radiofrequency energy does not result to DNA damage.
Currently, the cell phone cancer researchers study more about the correlation between the malignant brain tumors such particularly glioma, benign tumors, and acoustic neuromas to heavy exposure to cell phone radiation.
Cell Phone Cancer Studies
1) Interphone Study- this study was conducted by 13 countries which focuses on the case-control study to explore the connection between cell phone use and head and neck tumors. Participated by over 5,000 people with groups divided into two classifications: people who gradually acquired brain tumors and those without brain tumors. Significant results show that there is no linkage between the duration of cell phone use such as extent of call and brain tumors.
2) The Danish Cohort Study-this is a long term study that used billing information records of roughly around 400,000 Denmark people with cell phone subscription between 1982 to 1995. The researchers studied the brain tumor occurrence using the Danish Cancer Registry data. The results reveal no connection of brain tumor such as glioma, meningioma or acoustic neuroma and people who have been a long time cell phone users.
3) The Million Women Study- this study was done by roughly 800,000 women in United Kingdom to explore the increased risk of brain cancer through cell phone use. The results show no association between the two. However, it was noted that cell phone users of more than 5 years were discovered to have acquired increased risk of acoustic neuroma.
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From the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) comes a fact sheet on the use of wireless devices..
"Due to the lack of scientific evidence on mobile and cordless phone use by children, ARPANSA recommends that parents encourage their children to limit their exposure,''
They also suggest that baby monitors be kept a meter away from cots, to minimise any electromagnetic emissions.
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