For all the so much talk about phone radiations, what could be more convincing?. No matter how many studies clears cell phones of the suspicion that it is a dangerous carcinogen, many people would never give up their phony fears.
Surveys have found that the very word “radiation” has been stigmatized and conjures up scary images of mutations and cancer, Hiroshima and Nagasaki inclusive. Even though that kind of radiation is nuclear, not the kind that travels in waves like radio, heat, light or cell phones.
The perception of the risk by cell phones radiation is not just a matter of scientific evidence, it has been personalized. Also, the fact that it is a man-made radiation, invisible, hard to understand and a risk we can’t feel, raises fear.
Well, the good news is that of the series of studies done by researchers, no link between radiation from cell phones and certain kinds of brain tumors were found.
More than 12,000 subjects from 13 countries were surveyed by scientists from 7 academic institutions, under the overall supervision of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a part of the World Health Organization. About half the subjects had some form of brain tumor. They were all asked about their cell phone usage over a 10 year period. There was no connection between greater cell phone usage and greater occurrence of four forms of brain tumor scientists believed were the ones most likely to be caused by this kind of radiation.
The study said “Overall, no increase in risk of glioma or meningioma was observed with use of mobile phones, although there were suggestions of an increased risk of glioma at the highest exposure levels — use of the phone on the same side of the head, but biases and errors prevent such a repitition.
Another research studied more than 400 subjects with brain tumors and some 800 without, but found no cause for concern.
The bottom line is mobile-phone signals pose far less of a risk than other mobile-phone hazard such as the person who drives with one hand and talks with the other.
Energy waves emitted by your phone aren’t strong enough to damage your DNA. In terms of power, a cell phone’s wavelengths are somewhere between those of an FM radio and a microwave. Furthermore, biologists say there is no known biological way the radiation from cell phones, weak as it is, and at the frequency it transmits, can cause cell mutations.