Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cell phones as bad as x-rays

Would you allow 1600 chest x-rays for yourself or your child?According to The Independent, a recent study led by a renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Vini Khurana, strongly demonstrates that prolonged exposure to mobile phone radiation will result in brain cancer and neighboring tissue damage:Mobile phones could kill far more people than smoking or asbestos, a study by an award-winning cancer expert has concluded. He says people should avoid using them wherever possible and that governments and the mobile phone industry must take "immediate steps" to reduce exposure to their radiation

KIDS SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED CELL PHONES. Instead, they live with them like a second appendage.By 2010 there will be 31 million young cell phone users, 10.5 million of them pre-teens."Parents have made teens and their younger 8-12 year old siblings the fastest growing segment of the cell phone market," says Yankee Group, a consulting firm which promotes all things wireless. In 2007, a Harris Interactive survey reported that American kids age 10-17 admit to using a cell phone an average of up to 3.75 hours per day.A teen boasting five or more hours per day is not uncommon.

I would not want to be a heavy user of a mobile phone," says Professor Bruce Armstrong, researcher at the University of Sydney School of Public Health. Heading the Australian component of the multi-nation Inter phone study project, Armstrong told the media in April, 2008, that evidence of a mobile phone connection with harmful effects, including tumors, is accumulating.

For kids, this is bad news. In 2005, the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics confirmed that children are especially sensitive to all electromagnetic fields because their developing nervous systems are fragile, their brain tissues more conductive and their smaller skeletons more easily penetrated by the waves.Others electrical component effects the body after long-term exposures including continuous waves from radio and TV transmitter towers, cordless phone base stations, power lines, and wireless/Wife computing devices.clinical studies internationally and one long-term meta-analysis, for a results link between mobile phone usage and certain brain tumours

Microwave phones can make kids hearing-impaired. According to research presented in 2007 by the American Academy of Otolaryngology, cell phone radiation incrementally damages the inner ear, causing high frequency hearing loss. Those who talk an hour a day or more, sustain the most damage. Youthful cell phone habituates will suffer major and irreversible hearing damage by the time they reach young adulthood.

Surgery: Annie Levitz, 16, lost the feeling in her hands because she was spending so much time texting

U.S. teenage girl needs surgery for loss of feeling in fingers after sending more than 4,000 text messages a month.Annie Levitz, 16, lost the feeling her hands because she was spending so much time typing messages on her mobile phone. At her worst, she was sending more than 100 texts every day.And most of the messages she sent were pointless.

She said: ‘It's not even good texts.
‘It's like, "Hey, hey, what's up? What's up? Not much." Just ridiculous texting. I'm learning not to do [it] anymore.’
Annie said that she got scared after she began to develop pain.
‘I started losing feeling in my hands and they'd go numb,’ she explained. ‘I'd go to pick up dishes and things and they'd just fall out of my hands.’Doctors then diagnosed Annie,and fitted braces on her wrists.She has also had cortisone injections to deal with the pain. But Annie will still have to go under the knife in a bid to relieve her discomfort.


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