News Report Questions Safety of Cordless Cellphone Radiation

man with cellphone next to him on desk as he worksAt Bioelectric Shield, we know The dangers of electromagnetic fields (EMF) which can come from a variety of sources. Things like laptop radiation effects, microwave ovens, and, of course, the ever-increasing prevalence of cordless and cell phone radiation. In fact, more than 190 scientists from 40 countries called on the U.N. and the World Health Organization (WHO) for greater protection against non-ionizing radiation just last May.

The most recent story attempting to raise awareness of EMF dangers and the need for targeted protection comes from a more unlikely source. CBS’s West Virginia affiliate, WDTV, ran a piece just last week specifically highlighting the possibly dangerous effects of cordless phone radiation.

“We use them every day,” the writer, Tess Leonhardt points out. “They hold memories, reminders and connect us to the global world, but could these nifty little communication devices have some negative unknown long-term health effects?”

According to the 2012 BioInitiative study, chronic EMF exposure produced physiological stress in cells after just 1.5 years. The WDTV piece goes on to note that cell phones have only been around for about 20 years, which isn’t a very long time for comprehensive long-term effects research to be known yet.

The one thing we do know is that we’re exposed to it every day, and increasingly so. Many people even sleep right next to their phones as they’re charging overnight. You might be asking, “If there’s so much mobile phone and¬†cordless phone radiation, how come I never feel it?” This is due in part to the fact that EMF harms cells at a billion times lower levels than conventional heating. Read More about Cell phone and portable cordless phone radiation

Still, there are times when cordless phone radiation can increase even more, such as when your phone overheats after having difficulty connecting.

“Don’t sit on your phone forever while it’s plugged in,” said Tyler Franklin, a U.S. Cellular employee. “It won’t, you know, it’s not automatically going to blow up if you play on your phone while it’s plugged in, but it can certainly overheat and maybe shows signs of a defect.”

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