Revisiting these topics shines lots of light for me on how easy it is to let “little things” slip through the cracks.  My daughter does occasionally talk on my cell phone to family, but in reflection of the risks, I am once again reminded that she can talk on the home phone and that being on the phone while we are out-and-about really isn’t necessary.

We thought it would be fitting to repost our article from last year regarding the potential dangers of cell phone usage causing cancer, as per the 2010 findings from WHO (World Health Organization).  Fast forward 13 months to today, and now WHO “lists mobile phone use in the same “carcinogenic hazard” category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform,” says CNN.

Back a year ago no studies were done to see the effects of cell phone radiation on kids.  But now, “Children’s skulls and scalps are thinner. So the radiation can penetrate deeper into the brain of children and young adults. Their cells are at a dividing faster rate, so the impact of radiation can be much larger.” said Black of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

WHOs 2010 Study On Cell Phone, Radiation and Cancer

The following was written May 20, 2010….

Have you heard of the new  international cell phone study  that came out Tuesday?

The 10 year  study  by WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) was done to find out if there’s a link between cell phones and cancer. The results that frequent cell phone use did not lead to an increased risk of either meningioma, a common but typically benign form of cancer, or glioma, a rare but more dangerous type of brain cancer, are inconclusive.

Unfortunately this study did not look into the effects of cell phone use on children. Children, as we mention in our articles Does Wifi And Cell Phone Exposure Damage Our Children’s Brains/Reproductive Organs?“, “Keep Cell Phones Away From Your Childrenand The Impact of Electrosmog On Our Children are certainly much more vulnerable to the radiation, since they’ve been exposed to cell phone/wifi at a much earlier age than our parents and our generation.

Here is why we think there are flaws in the  study:

  • Study has only been done with adults, no kids or adolescents.
  • Study only takes cell phone use into consideration, how about cell phone towers nearby, wifi, home wireless phones etc.
  • Study only considers cell phone USE, what if study person has cell phone on them 24/7 but doesn’t actually use it?
  • 3 to 10 years ago, most people only used cell phones occasionally to send a text message or make a call, today cell phone use time has increased drastically, we can surf the net, listen to music, chat, take pictures and videos. Also, lots of people use their cell phone as an alarm clock and are around the device 24/7.
  • 1/4 of the study (of $24 million) has been funded by the cell phone industry. Hmmm, does the cell phone industry really have an interest in concluding that cell phones can be linked to brain tumor?!

You can read the whole study here: http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/dyq079v1#SEC2