Researchers at Environmental Health Trust have found that just fifty minutes of cell phone use through radiation found in standard cell phones affect brain function at a significant rate. Furthermore, the metabolism of glucose within the brain, which keeps it going, is also significantly altered by exposure to cell phone radiation.
?We need to take simple precautions to reduce brain exposures to cell phone radiation, while research on the biological impact of exposure to microwave radiation from cell phones is carried out in the meantime,? stated Ronald B. Herberman, M.D., chairman of the board at Environmental Health Trust.
Although it is still unclear what continued exposure to such levels of radiation may cause, it is important to note that increased glucose levels have been proven in past medical research to be directly linked to infections and potentially damaging reactive oxygen radicals that can alter the way that cells and genes work together.
?There are now more than 4 billion people, including children, using mobile phones,? wrote professors Elisabeth Cardis and Siegal Sadetzki. ?Even a small risk at the individual level could eventually result in a considerable number of tumors and become an important public-health issue. Simple and low-cost measures, such as the use of text messages, hands-free kits and/or the loudspeaker mode of the phone could substantially reduce exposure to the brain from mobile phones. Therefore, until de?nitive scienti?c answers are available, the adoption of such precautions, particularly among young people, is advisable.?
Allan Frey, a bioelectromagnetics expert, offers a clearer view of the issue.
?It is well established in the scientific literature that generally a cancer is not seen until 10 to 30 years after the exposure to an agent,? he stated. ?In addition, the radio frequency-biological literature shows that cancer is not seen until at least 10 years after the exposure, which is consistent with the rest of the scientific literature.?