The Associated Press recently reported the following news: “The Italian Court of Cassation ruled that a businessman has developed a benign brain tumor as a result of prolonged use of the mobile phone and the proximity of this to your ear.
The ruling goes hand in hand with a study from Yale University who recently tried the evidence that, because of radiation to which the fetus is exposed, there is an increase of behavioral disorders in children. Also Sheryl Crow, world-famous singer said that the onset of his benign brain tumor would be attributable to the use and mobile phone radiation. From this evidence, it is obvious how the international debate concerning the radiation given off by mobile phones is more alive than ever.
At this time, research on the correlation between radiation and cancer doesn’t seem to be any clear conclusions reached. However, Dr. Devra Devis, founder of the Environmental Health Trust, world famous epidemiologist and author of Disconnect, asserts that experimental studies show that mobile phone radiation accelerate the growth of cancer cells. The doctor also stated that, given the impact that such news might have, the knowledge of these studies is still pretty limited.
Here are a few products on the market and designed to prevent the harmful effects of mobile phone radiation, recommended by industry experts: pong, a case for mobile devices that divert the radiation; belly armor, a special blanket that protects the fetus from radiation effects of mobile phones. Android users can also use the http://tawkon.com app, which provides detailed information about radiation emitted from cell phones.
It is clear that at the moment no one is able to determine whether there is a definite correlation between the onset of a brain tumor and prolonged use of mobile phones, but increasingly doctors and specialists advise taking precautions. Among them: use the phone as little as possible, make calls using headsets or, Alternatively, holding the phone a few inches away from your ear and use hands-free kits also at home.
The debate is likely to become more heated in the coming weeks.
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