Cell phones have been classified as a possible carcinogen since 2011. Since then, numerous studies have confirmed that the electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation emitted by cell phones can indeed cause anomalous cell growth and cancer, according to a Waking Times article.
In March 2018, the Ramazzini Institute published the results of a long-term animal study where rats were exposed to the radio frequency (RF) radiation generated by cell phones throughout their lives. The Italian researchers reported that heavy exposure to cell phone radiation was linked with increased appearances of Schwann cell tumors in the brain and heart.
The Ramazzini researchers urged that cell phones should be re-classified as “probable” carcinogens instead of merely “possible” ones.
Their findings found support in a separate investigation of the increasing instances of a highly dangerous type of brain tumor in the U.K. The cases of glioblastoma multiforme more than doubled from 1995 to 2015.
The authors of the U.K. study believe that widespread environmental or lifestyle factors – such as the increasing use of cell phones – brought about this startling rise of brain tumors. (Related: Despite studies finding increases risk of cancer from cellphone radiation, the FDA claims they’re safe as long as you’re not a “heavy user”.)
Constant exposure to radiation is known to have serious effects on health. Since cell phones constantly talk to cell towers via microwave energy and we usually have them near us, we are almost always exposed to the microwave radiation they emit.
Animal experiments performed by the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research exposed the brains of animals to microwave radiation similar to the ones emitted by cell phones. The results showed that such radiation could break down cell membranes and the blood-brain barrier that keeps out toxins in the blood.
Given cell phones are usually held close to the head, it’s implied their radiation could drop the natural defenses of the brain, allowing toxins to contaminate brain cells.
A related study by Dr. Martin Pall showed that similar microwave radiation opens channels in the outer membrane of your cells. When opened, these voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) flood the cell with unneeded calcium ions.
The end result is the formation of oxidant stressors that are suspected to cause many chronic diseases. Peroxynitrite stressors, for example, are linked to atherosclerosis, amyothrophic lateral sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, myocardial ischemia, and septic lung disease. They could also damage DNA.
Finally, a McGill University professor reported that EMFs can affect the water that comprises 70 percent of the human body. He believes magnetic fields can disrupt the water channels used by enzymes to produce ATP for the body. This starves the body of much-needed energy, causing a cascade of problems such as higher chances of developing chronic disease.
The results of the Ramazzini report was identical to the lifetime exposure study carried out by the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP). The American researchers found that exposing mice and rats to microwave radiation for nine hours a day caused various tumors to manifest in the brain, heart, liver, pancreas, and prostate.
In particular, the heart tumors of rats are similar to acoustic neuroma, a benign tumor that develops in the nerve connecting the ear and the brain of humans. Acoustic neuromas have been traced to heavy use of cell phones. EMF radiation also damages DNA.
However, the NTP researchers only considered the radiation to be a “weak” carcinogen. They also expressed insufficient confidence in the results of their own findings, especially since they believed that non-ionizing RF radiation should not be able to harm DNA.
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