Everybody who follows my blog knows I’m a water guy. I can’t see that ever changing, but I have to admit that my attention these days is focused on the dangers of radiation being emitted from cell and portable phones.
The similarity between the modern day Telco’s (Telephone Companies) and the Tobacco Companies in the 1940s and 1950s in regards to knowingly withholding the truth about the dangers of using their products is frightening.
Wikipedia tells us that there are over 5 billion cell phones in use worldwide. In the USA, there are 327 million cell phones in use and only 310 million people, including children and the aged. It should not come as a surprise that the Telco industry is the second largest industry in the world.
Are the Electro Magnetic Radiation (EMR) Waves From Cell Phones Dangerous?
Despite the denials from the Telco’s and the studies that produce the results that they are seeking, the evidence is mounting every day. The WHO (World Health Organization) has announced that EMR emissions from cell phones are ranked as a Group 2B Carcinogen based upon the findings of the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer). That means that the EMR from cell phones is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
I’m certainly not an expert on this topic, but it is inconceivable to me that as the cumulative usage of cell and portable phones increases, we will witness a virtual explosion in the number of Glioma cases being reported. For those that don’t know, Glioma is an inoperable brain cancer that affects 50,000 Americans per year and is expected to reach 500,000 cases by 2015. While not all Glioma cases are specifically tied to cell and portable phone usage, the correlation is hard to refute.
What are the Telco’s doing about it?
Deny, deny, deny. While the Canadian office of Panasonic (the makers of portable phones) wanted to include the use of an EMR blocking shield on their phones, the legal department in the Japanese head office killed the idea. Why? It certainly can’t be about the cost of the shields because if a major phone company installed the shields during the manufacturing process, the cost would be minimal. So what is the reason?
When an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) such as a Telco adds a safety feature, it begs the question of why didn’t they install the safety feature in earlier models? The Telco’s could easily say that they didn’t know before now and I think the public would “buy” the explanation. I believe that lawyers are behind the reason the Telco’s are not doing the obvious and responsible thing by installing shields on their products.
It is easy to envision a legal team soliciting the families of victims of Glioma in a class action suit against a specific Telco. The suit would be based upon the fact the Telco should have known. I spoke to a retired engineer this week that used to work for a Telco. He said that the company he worked for was aware many years ago that the emissions from their phones were harmful. If I can find a retired employee in a few days who is willing to spill the beans, imagine how much dirt a well financed team of lawyers could dig up.
It seems that the Telco’s are doing exactly what the tobacco companies did in the past in regards to denying the truth. They use “cool” advertisements just like the tobacco companies. They never mention the dangers except in the small print of their user manuals. While the Telco’s won’t admit their products are potentially harmful, the do advise that you should hold your phone away from your ear.
Why do you suppose that Telco’s advise us to hold our cell and portable phones away from our ears? Do they think it will perform better? Perhaps they are just hedging their bets knowing full well that their products can cause brain cancer. After all, if you inform your customers in the user manual to hold the phone away from the ear, you have certainly provided a clearly stated warning. They also know that the effects of EMR are cumulative over time. Since people change their phones many times over the years, how are customers every going to prove that a specific phone form a specific company caused the cancer?
The Telco’s are as guilty as hell, but proving it will be very difficult. The Telco’s will continue to support research products that will “prove inconclusive” when it comes to linking EMR emissions from their products to brain cancer. The Telco’s control the television, print, and radio media because they are huge advertisers.
What the Telco’s Can’t Control
The Telco’s can’t control the internet. They can’t control bloggers. They can’t control Mothers who want to protect their children. The kids of today like cool products like I phones and Blackberries and Androids. However, the kids aren’t dumb by any stretch of the imagination.
What can you do to protect yourself and your family?
If you are reading this article, please talk to your kids about the EMR dangers of cell phones. Encourage them to use text messaging instead of talking on the phone because the risk goes down 10,000 times if the device is as little as six inches away. Also encourage them to use the speaker on the phone for the same reason. If they do have to put the phone to their ear, encourage them to keep the calls short in duration.
You can also buy EMR blocking devices for your cell and portable phones. There are many stickers on the market that go on the back of the phone that supposedly harmonize the signal. Unfortunately, the theory doesn’t make sense because a sticker won’t block the EMR unless you completely cover the phone…you can check this out yourself at
The problem with total blocking devices is that they are really inconvenient because you can’t use your phone without removing the blocking device. So, what should you do? The best solution that I have found is to use a shield that covers the ear piece. The shield blocks the radiation would otherwise go through the ear canal directly to your brain. The ear canal allows for 94% transmission of radiation to the brain, making it very receptive. Bone on the other hand is much more resistant to transmission of EMR.