Do cell phones really impact health? How?

And if the health effects are so bad, why don’t we hear more about it?

On November 30, 2015, Dr. Devra Davis, extensively-credentialed and award-winning scientist and founder of Environmental Health Trust, gave a Dean’s Lecture at the Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne entitled “The Truth About Mobile Phone and Wireless Radiation: What We Know, What We Need to Find Out, And What You Can Do Now.” With permission from the University of Melbourne to post her lecture, we have edited her presentation to bring you information we feel everyone should know.

The bottom line is yes, cell phones can be very harmful. The concern is so great that more than 140 physicians, scientists and public health professionals from around the world have joined together to support the BabySafe Project to urge pregnant women to limit their exposure to cell phone radiation.

Watch this short video to understand how cell phone radiation can affect babies in the womb for the rest of their lives, how it has been linked to breast cancer and without a doubt, how it damages sperm.

Dr. Davis highly recommends following these steps to reduce exposure:

  • Avoid carrying your mobile phone on your body (e.g. in a pocket or bra)
  • Avoid holding any mobile phone against your body when in use (i.e. against your head)
  • Use your mobile phone on loud speaker or with an “air tube” headset
  • Put your mobile phone on ‘airplane mode’ when not in use
  • Avoid using your mobile phone in cars, trains or elevators
  • Keep mobile phones away from you when you are asleep (out of the bedroom)

“The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm, but because of those who look at it without doing anything.  – Albert Einstein


On January 10, 2017, Business Wire posted the inquiry letter that had been sent to the FCC from Swankin & Turner in Washington, D.C. on September 9, 2016 on behalf of the National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy (NISLAPP) and the Environmental Health Trust (EHT). The letter details findings that “the majority of cell phones may exceed FCC’s own microwave radiation exposure limit and many cell phones on the market should never have been certified.” There has been no response for four months from the FCC.

Camilla Rees, Senior Policy Advisor, National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy, says, “The FCC has failed to protect children, despite scientific evidence there is significantly greater absorption of cell phone radiation in the brain and bone marrow of the skull in children, compared to adults. So the question of how the FCC considers its safety limits to protect children calls for an immediate and urgent reply. An entire generation looks to be at risk.”

All cell phone users, public health officials, members of Congress and the media are being urged to contact the FCC and demand a response to the letter of inquiry. Click here for all ways to contact the FCC.

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