Ivanhoe.com is a great resource to keep you up to date on the latest research in conventional medicine.
Interestingly, for the last two weeks in a row, one of the top stories on the site has been about the dangers of using cellphones. As you'll see below, the scientific answer to the risk: Talk less! Or, use an aircom headset!
(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More than 3 billion people have them worldwide.
More than 90 percent of the Western world uses them. Americans average
about 13 hours a month talking on them. However, there are some
downsides to using that device we just can't seem to get enough of.
Men: beware! A new study shows cell phone usage may be linked to infertility problems.
was degradation in the quality of the sperm in the group which was
exposed to the cell phone for one hour," Ashok Agarwal, Ph.D., Director
of the Center for Reproductive Medicine at The Cleveland Clinic, told
Men who used their cell phones for more than four hours per day had the lowest quality of sperm.
recent study showed heavy cell phone use is linked to a 50-percent
increased risk for developing tumors of the salivary gland.
Studies show it takes twice as long for a person to fall asleep after talking on a cell phone for just 30 minutes.
another downside: You could get what doctors call "mobile phone
dermatitis" or a rash in reaction to the nickel in some cell phones.
hands aren't free of risk either. Those who send a lot of texts may be
at risk for blackberry thumb -- sore digits from overuse and repetition.
recommend using hands-free devices and when talking, holding the phone
away from the body. Less frequent calls that are shorter in duration
may also be a good precautionary step.
Let's see, low sperm count, tumors, lack of sleep and dermatitis. Let's avoid all that and get smarter about protecting ourselves from EMF's!