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Cell Phone Radiation may harm unborn infants

Pregnant woman

Cell phone radiation may harm your unborn child

A recently completed study from Yale University concluded that cell phone radiation may pose a risk to unborn infants. While the study was performed on mice, it showed that there may be a risk for humans. The study showed that mice exposed to cell phone radiation in the womb developed long-lasting behavioral abnormalities similar to ADHD in humans.

Behavioral problems in children increasingly prevelant

The study, called Fetal Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure From 800-1900 Mhz-Rated Cellular Telephones Affects Neurodevelopment and Behavior in Mice stated that behavioral disorders in children are on the rise, but that the source of the increase is not well understood.

Currently, 3 – 7% of school age children suffer from ADHD. Rates of ADHD in children have been growing by 3% per year since 1997. ADHD has become a public health crisis and it may very well be linked to cell phone use. The researchers at Yale noted that the effect of cell phone radiation on unborn mice was significant, and that further studies should be conducted on the risk of cell phone radiation exposure during pregnancy.

Earlier research suggests that cell phone radiation may be connected to childhood asthma.

How to protect your unborn child from cell phone radiation

Avoid keeping your phone near your body when not using it, and never wear your phone with a belt clip! The mice in the study were exposed to cell phone radiation around the clock, something that may be happening to you if you keep your phone on your person at all times.

Tips for protecting unborn infants from cell phone radiation

  • Keep the phone away from your stomach at all times
  • Use a radiation shield
  • Use a BlueTube hands free device to talk on the phone
  • Shut phone off when not in use
  • Send a text instead of calling

Cell phone radiation has been implicated as a factor in other health issues. It  is known to impact male fertility as well, so the tips above go for guys too. Cell phone radiation has also been shown to reduce bone density.

Reference

Aalad, T. et al. Fetal Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure From 800-1900 Mhz-Rated Cellular Telephones Affects Neurodevelopment and Behavior in Mice Scientific Reports: http://www.nature.com/srep/2012/120315/srep00312/full/srep00312.html

Can Cell Phones cause Brain Tumors?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cell phones probably can cause some kinds of tumors. Research on the link between long term cell phone radiation and brain tumors is ongoing, but evidence is strong enough for the WHO to classify cell phone radiation a probable carcinogen.

Cell Phone Radiation and your Brain

tumor in the brain - caused by cell phone radiation?

tumors from cell phone radiation usually appear on one side of the brain

Research has shown that cell phone radiation has an effect on your brain. Radiation from cell phones causes an increase in glucose metabolism – the rate at which sugar is turned into energy. Researchers aren’t sure if increased glucose metabolism leads to brain tumors, but they do note that the metabolic increase is unusual.

Other Effects of Cell Phone Radiation

Cell phone radiation has other proven effects on the body besides triggering abnormal glucose metabolism in the brain. Cell phone radiation has been shown to have an adverse affect on male fertility, and to reduce bone density.

Men are advised not to carry their cell phones in a pocket, especially not in a hip pocket! Studies show that men who were in the habit of carrying their phone in a hip pocket had lower bone density in their hip bones next to where they carried their phones. A different study discovered that cell phone radiation also affected sperm counts, a condition the researchers believed would eventually result in infertility.

How to Protect Yourself from Cell Phone Radiation

Keep the phone away from your head. Even a small amount of distance (less than an inch!) can significantly reduce your exposure to cell phone radiation. A LIFE BlueTube radiation-free headset is the best possible preventive measure. The headset prevents radiation from entering the brain through the ear canal, and allows you to hold the phone at some distance from your body.

To shield your body from radiation while using your phone, a LIFE Energy shield can be attached to it. The shield absorbs harmful radiation and can help you achieve a healthy balance of energy naturally.

Don’t be a guinea pig! Science is unsure about effects of long term exposure to cell phone radiation. If you don’t protect yourself, you could end up being part of a huge uncontrolled experiment on what the effects of cell phone radiation is on humans.

Want more information about how you can protect yourself from harmful radiation? Call out EMF experts today at: 800.958.4679

 

How cell phones can affect your health

Harmful Radiation

The World Health Organization has found cell phone radiation to be a “probable carcinogen” just like the banned pesticide DDT. Studies on the link between cell phone radiation and cancer are ongoing, but there are a few harmful effects of cell phone radiation that have been confirmed by science:

Male fertility is reduced

  • Bone density is decreased
  • Glucose metabolism in the brain is affected

Protect yourself from radiation by holding your phone farther from your ear while talking, and never carry the phone next to your body! A radiation free LIFE BlueTube headset will protect your brain from cell phone radiation, and makes it safer for you to drive.

 

Poor Posture

“Text-neck” is a condition that is becoming increasingly common. Recent studies state that 91% of people who use mobile phone to text hyper-flex their necks when texting. Hyper-flexing the neck leads to neck and back problems. Consider holding your phone up to eye level when texting, rather than looking down at it.

Arthritis

Studies indicate that arthritis is popping up in cell phone users as young as 15 years old!  Science has not yet confirmed the link between cell phone use and arthritis, but the impact of cell phone radiation on bone density suggests that concern about a link between texting and arthritis is likely.

Eye Strain

Eye strain is a serious concern. Mobile phone users blink a less when using their devices than they normally would. Inadequate blinking leads to dry eyes and strains the eye muscles. Long term users may suffer permanent blurring in vision. When eye strain and hyper-flexing of the neck are combined, they can cause headaches in mobile phone users. Mobile phone users may also be at greater risk for nearsightedness, the human eye is optimized to view things at a distance.

You can reduce eye strain by using a pair of reading glasses while using your device, and remember to look away frequently and focus on objects that are far away from you.

Hearing Damage

Studies suggest that 37% of mobile users are likely to develop tinnitus – a nonstop ringing in the ear. Some research suggests that those who use their devices more than 10 minutes a day could face as high as a 71% greater risk of developing tinnitus. Tinnitus is believed to be caused by loud noises, so try using your device at a lower volume.

If you use a hands free device – which experts recommend – make sure your hands free device has excellent sound quality so you don’t have to turn the volume up too high. LIFE BlueTube Radiation Free headsets have excellent sound quality so you can protect your hearing while on the phone.

Want more information on the benefits of LIFE BlueTube Radiation Free headsets? Contact LIFE BlueTube today at: 800.958.4679

Reference

National Cancer Institute. Cell Phones and Cancer Risk http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/cellphones

Cell Phone use during Pregnancy linked to Childhood Asthma

Pregnant Mothers’ Cell Phone habits can condemn their Children to a Lifetime of Breathing Difficulty

pregnant cell phone user

Pregnancy and cell phones linked to childhood asthma

A recently completed 13 year long prospective – forward looking – Kaiser Permanente Study shows a highly significant link between EMF exposure and a child’s risk of developing asthma. The study followed 626 boys and girls from before birth, to the age of 13. The study found that every 1 mG (milli-Gray) increase in EMF increases a child’s risk of developing asthma by 15%.

How much Radiation is 1 mG?

A Gray is a measure of how much radiation per second you absorb per kilogram of your body weight. As a general rule, you should expect to be exposed to between 1 and 2 mG per second by most cell phones if you hold them right next to your ear.

Childhood Asthma has increased along with Cell Phone Usage

Over the last few decades, as cell phones have become more popular rates of childhood asthma in the US have increased as well. In 1980, before cell phone use became common, 2.9% of American children developed asthma before the age of 18. Since then, childhood asthma rates have more than doubled – 6.7% in 2004 – the most recent year data is available.

Factors that Increase Childhood Asthma Risk

The study found that certain factors can increase the already high level of risk that a child will develop asthma because of the mother’s cell phone use. If the mother has asthma, the risk level for the child doubles, to an overall 6-fold increase over children whose mothers did not expose them to cell phone radiation. According to Dr. De-Kun Li, who lead the study: “The fetus of a mother with a history of asthma is especially vulnerable to magnetic field exposures”

First born children are said to have higher risks of developing asthma from their mother’s cell phone use. Their risks increased dramatically when their mothers were exposed to radiation doses of more than 2 mG.

What you can do to Protect Your Child

The most important thing you can do is to keep cell phones away from your body at all times. Even when you are not talking on it, a cell phone still emits radiation. Testing shows however, that exposure levels drop significantly as distance from the body is increased. The following precautions are recommended by the WHO and other medical experts to reduce your exposure to radiation:

  • Keep your cell phone away from your body at all times!
  • Use the speakerphone function
  • Send a text instead of talking
  • Use a hands free device

LIFE BlueTube Radiation Free Headsets

Conventional hands free devices still emit tiny amounts of radiation. They depend on speakers in the headphones that generate EMF. LIFE BlueTube removes the speakers from the earpiece, they are suspended instead several inches away from your body. The sound is conducted to your ears by hollow tubes. When you use a LIFE BlueTube headset, you cut you (and your unborn child’s) exposure to EMF to the maximum possible extent. The only way to protect your child better is to stop using your cell phone entirely.

Want more information? Call us today at: (800) 958-4679

Reference

Microwave News. Prenatal Exposure to Weak Magnetic Fields Leads to Childhood Asthma

August 1, 2011 Retrieved from: http://www.microwavenews.com/Asthma.Li.html

How to Save a Drowned Cell Phone

cell phone dropped in water

All may not be lost! Try these simple tips to find out

What to do if you drop your phone in water

So you’ve dropped your phone in the water, and now the screen is blank! Don’t panic! All may not be lost if you follow our tips for reviving a drowned cell phone. There is no guarantee that you can save your phone, but these steps have the highest chance of success.

Step 1: Do NOT attempt to turn on your phone

Water inside your phone will short its circuits, which will destroy it for sure. You have to make sure your phone is completely dry before attempting to power it up..

Step 2: Pull out the battery and SIM card

To try and prevent short circuits from destroying your phone, you need to remove the battery. Disassemble the phone as much as you can without damaging it: Take out the battery, the SIM card and the memory card, if your phone has one. Removing the battery is very important; it will prevent any further potential shorted circuits.

Some phones may not have removable batteries. If your phone is one of them, you’ll have to skip this step. At the very least, try to remove any moisture from around the battery ASAP.

Step 3: Freshwater rinse

If you dropped your phone in salt water, you have to rinse it out. The salt will corrode your phone, so after you take your phone apart, immerse the parts in fresh water to rinse out the salt.

Step 4: Dry your phone with compressed air

If you have a can of compressed air — the kind that’s used to blow dust out of computers — blast out all the water in the phone. A vacuum cleaner can also be used, a good wet/dry vacuum can pull a lot of water out of the cracks and crevices of your phone.

Don’t apply heat to the phone! The heat is likely to damage the phone’s circuitry, and melt some internal components. Don’t use a blow dryer unless it has a heatless setting. The microwave is definitely out of the question, it will destroy your phone.

Step 5: Cover your phone with uncooked rice

It doesn’t matter which kind of rice you use, as long as it’s dry and uncooked. Dry grains of rice will attract any remaining water like a magnet. Get a sealable plastic container, and put enough rice in it to cover the phone. Cover the phone and all of the parts you removed with rice, and wait. You should wait at least 24 hours for the rice to do its job.

Silica gel works even better than rice, if you have any. Silica gel is the stuff in those packets that come with new clothes or shoes to keep them dry. Even if you can only find a packet or two, add it to the rice to help it dry out your phone. You may find that pieces of rice get caught in the cracks and crevices in you’re the phone, you will need to pick them out before reassembling your phone.

Step 6: Turn your phone back on

After waiting at least 24 hours, it’s time to find out if your phone has been saved. Reassemble the phone, charge it and try to turn it on. If the phone doesn’t power on, or it acts funny, the water has damaged it; you will have to replace your phone. Good luck!

Cell Phone Radiation Linked to Increased Risk of Brain Cancer

Person receiving radiation

Cell phone radiation a "possible" carcinogen

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has issued a report warning that cell phone radiation is “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” [1] A  Working Group consisting of 31 scientists from 14 countries concluded that cell phone use carries an increased risk of glioma[2], a malignant type of brain cancer.

The working group, evaluated exposure data, studies of cancer in humans, and studies of cancer performed on animals and other relevant data in reaching its conclusions. Much of the research considered by the group comes from a collection of studies referred to as the Interphone Study; the largest ever study to be conducted on the effects of cell phone radiation.

Findings of the Interphone Study

INTERPHONE evaluated instances of cancer in cell phone users with at least 10 years of exposure from 13 countries. The study evaluated the cell phone usage habits of 2708 people with a case-history of glioma and 2409 people with a case-history of meningioma as well as a matching control group with no case histories of cancer.

The study indicated the potential for an increased risk of glioma, and to a lesser extent meningioma, in users with the highest amount of cumulative call time. Most of those subjects reported usual phone use on the same side of the head as their tumor. The tumors associated with glioma occurred mostly in the temporal lobe. Researchers involved in Interphone cautioned that biases and errors limit the strength of their conclusions which is why the WHO report listed cell phone radiation as “possibly carcinogenic”.

How to Reduce the Risk

Studies on cell phone radiation show that risk from cell phone radiation is significantly reduced by distance. Experts recommend that you avoid holding the phone to your ear during conversations, a distance of 30 cm is considered to be safest. You can keep your phone at a safe distance by using the speakerphone option, sending text messages instead of talking, or by using a hands free device.

The LIFE BlueTube™ Radiation-Free headset is the only headset that can prevent exposure to cell phone radiation because it uses air channels (rather than wires) to conduct sound to your ears. Conventional headsets still conduct small amounts of radiation along their wires. If you are on the phone a lot, and you use a hands free device, the LIFE BlueTube™ hands free headset provides the highest level of safety possible with excellent sound quality.

[1] The WHO classifies cancer risk according to this table:

Group Risk Level Example
1 Definitely Carcinogenic Nuclear Radiation
2A Probably Carcinogenic Hexavalent Chromium-6
2B Possibly Carcinogenic Cell Phone Radiation
3 Can’t be Determined Caffeine
4 Probably not Carcinogenic Chocolate

[2] Definition of Glioma

A malignant tumor of neuroepithelial (brain) tissue. This term may be used to describe one of a number of primary neoplasms (tumors) of the brain and spinal cord, including glioblastomas, astrocytomas oligodendrogliomas and ependymomas. Malignant gliomas are the most common primary tumors of the brain.

Woman’s Life and Health Devastated by Electrosensitivity

cell phone radiation

You can protect yourself against cell phone radiation

While politicians and health “experts” continue to dither endlessly about whether Electrosensitivity is a valid medical condition, for one British woman, the argument is settled. Janice Tunnicliffe became highly Electrosensitive after receiving chemotherapy for cancer and now can’t watch TV or even have neighbors with wireless internet without suffering from headaches, chest pains and nausea.

Tunnicliffe’s Cell Phone and Wi-Fi Radiation Symptoms

Tunnicliffe’s problems began after she received chemotherapy treatment for bowel cancer. Shortly after the treatment was completed, she began to feel ill any time she was near electrical and wireless devices in her home. She describes the impact of cell phone radiation: “Different things give me different feelings but it’s mostly headaches and nausea. iPhones make feel really sick within about 20 minutes of being near one so even though I might not realize someone has one straightaway, I soon find out.”

“Wi-Fi makes me feel like I have a clamp at the back of my head which is squeezing the life out of me. It’s completely draining and a home hub can totally immobilize me – I’m left unable to move my arms and legs.”

What can Cause Electrosensitivity?

Sufferers frequently cite long term cell phone usage and computers as the leading cause, stating that the effects build up slowly over time. Experts on the subject suggest that electosensitivity can also be caused by a combination of chemical toxins and exposure to EMF fields. The link between chemical exposure and EMF is said to be strong, there is evidence that electosensitivity can be caused by chemical exposure. Reports from doctors at UK-based Breakspear Hospital state that once the chemical sensitivities are removed, the electosensitivity disappears also. In Janice Tunnicliffe’s case, her electosensitivity began after exposure to the toxic chemicals used in chemotherapy.

How to Protect Yourself from Electrosensitivity

The most obvious way to protect yourself is to remove all sources of chemical and electrical pollution from your life. For most people however, eliminating the modern conveniences that contain these toxins is impractical. The next best thing you can do is to reduce your exposure wherever possible.

You can avoid most chemical toxins simply by choosing natural products, organic foods, and by using home water filtration to keep water-borne toxins at bay. Since the atmosphere in the home can easily become filled with toxic gas emanating from tap water, home water filtration is crucial!

You can also take steps to reduce your exposure to EMF:

  • Limit cell phone and computer use
  • Do not use home Wi-Fi devices
  • Do not use cordless phones
  • Send text messages instead of talking
  • Use radiation shielding devices
  • Use a BlueTube radiation-free headset

The LIFE BlueTube radiation free headset offers the best protection from cell phone radiation’s effect on the brain. The BlueTube headset uses air channels instead of electrical signals to transfer the sound coming from your phone to your ears. LIFE BlueTube is the only headset that works without exposing you to any level of radiation at all.

How to find out if you are Electrosensitive

EMF Pollution

Find out if you are sensitive to EMF before its too late!

Living in the digital age carries consequences; devices used to “stay in touch” bathe us in electromagnetic radiation on a daily basis. Research into the effects of cell phone use continues to discover tangible effects on our brains and bodies from the use of cell phones which lend credence to claims of people that believe that cell phones (and cell towers) are wrecking their health. Electrosensitivity is a condition that describes the symptoms of people who are affected by being in close proximity to electrical equipment.

Common Symptoms of Electrosensitivity

Medical science does not have an established list of symptoms caused by electosensitivity because studies on electosensitivity are ongoing. However, people who claim to suffer from electosensitivity often describe similar symptoms from exposure to electromagnetic radiation sources:

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive Disturbances (e.g. nausea)
  • Concentration and Memory Difficulties
  • Dizziness

Because these symptoms are also commonly associated with other problems, you should consult with a doctor to eliminate other possible causes.  A proper medical exam will often find other causes, such as diseases or chemical sensitivities which have symptoms similar to electosensitivity. However, because studies are ongoing, and there is immense pressure from the telecommunications industry to discredit the phenomena of electosensitivity, your doctor may refuse to associate your symptoms with electosensitivity even after all other causes have been ruled out. In this case, there are measures you can take to find out for yourself.

Measure the EMF in your Home

A device called a gauss meter measures EMF radiation produced by electrical equipment. Because devices such as microwaves, cell phones, light bulbs and computers all operate at different electrical frequencies, it is important to get a device that is capable of measuring EMF at a wide range of frequencies. Once you find the major sources of EMF in your home, you can shut off offending devices reduce your exposure. Also consider sources nearby your home, such as cell phone towers and high tension electrical wires, the gauss meter can help you measure EMF from those sources as well.

Protect Yourself from EMF

Even if your home is a low EMF environment (not likely) you are also exposed to EMF by your cell phone. The best way to avoid cell phone radiation is to not use one, instead, use a regular land line which produces much less radiation. If you must use a cell phone, there are ways to reduce your exposure:

  • Use the speakerphone option instead
  • Send a text message
  • Use a radiation free headset

Never carry a cell phone on your belt or in your pocket, studies have shown that men who do so lose bone mass in their pelvis, and may even become infertile! Instead, carry the phone in a separate place, such as briefcase or messenger bag. If you are going to use a headset, choose LIFE BlueTube headsets which are radiation free. Sound in the headsets is produced by external speakers, and then transferred to your ears through air tubes, similar to the way a doctor’s stethoscope works. No other headset for your phone is radiation free!

Get your LIFE Blue Tube radiation-free headset and start protecting yourself from EMF’s damaging effects. Also works for MP3 players and other portable devices.

Cell Phone Radiation Linked to Decreased Bone Density

Hip Bone X-Ray

Cell Phone Radiation Decreases Bone Density

New research suggests that radiation from cellular phones can have an adverse effect on bone strength. A study published in the March issue of ”The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery” revealed that men who routinely wear their cell phones on their belts on the right hip, had decreased bone density near the cell phone.

According to Dr. Fernando D. Sravi, there is a measurable difference in hip bone density in men who wear their cell phone on their hip, and those who do not. He attributed the difference to: “A non-thermal effect of electromagnetic radiofrequency waves not previously described.” Dr. Sravi’s statement is significant because current EPA standards for cell phone exposure do not account for this newly observed effect of cell phone radiation.

Cell Phone Radiation’s Effect on Hip Bone Density
Dr. Sravi’s study looked at two standard markers of bone strength, Bone Mineral Content (BMC) and Bone Mineral Density (BMD) at the left and right hip in two groups of 24 healthy men. The first group did not use cell phones; the second group carried their cell phone in a belt pouch on their right hip for at least a year. Bone strength was measured using a test called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry.

Men who did not use cell phones had higher BMC in the right femoral neck (near the top of the thigh bone). This is a normal left-right difference in men that was absent in cell phone users. The cell phone group that wore their phones on their right side had a relative reduction in femoral neck BMC in that hip. However, Dr Sravi observed that the average hip BMC and BMD measurements were not significantly different between the two groups overall.

The study also showed that cell phone users had reduced BMD and BMC on a part of the outside top of the thigh bone called the trochanter. This spot is close to where the phone is normally worn on the belt. The amount that the left and right thigh trochanters differed by in test subjects appeared to be related to the estimated total hours spent carrying a cell phone, not using it. This finding is significant because current EPA standards for cell phone radiation do not take into account radiation exposure while merely carrying a phone.

A concern raised by this study is that the rapid growth in cell phone use may have a substantial effect on the osteoporosis rate in the population. The study found reduced BMC and BMD in the hip bones of men who had been carrying a cell phone on their hip for as little as a year, the long term impact could be a lot worse, and is currently unknown.

According to Dr Sravi, larger follow-up studies will be needed to confirm or disprove the initial findings of his research. Studies may be warranted for women, who have higher rates of osteoporosis; and for children, who have longer expected lifetime exposure to cell phones.

How to Protect Yourself

People who must carry their phone on their hip should be concerned about this study. The best way to protect against hip bone loss is to use an EMF shield which can direct radiation away from the body. Click here to learn more about your options for Cell Phone Radiation Protection.

Cell Phone Radiation Linked to Abnormal Brain Activity

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Can cellphone radiation fry your brain?

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association announced research which shows that even short term exposure to cell phone radiation has a measurable impact on the brain. A team of researchers led by Dr. Nora D. Volkow, found that exposure to as little as 50 minutes of cellphone radiation had a significant impact on brain function by affecting the metabolism of glucose in the parts of the brain which was exposed to the most cell phone radiation.

Cell Phone Users Urged to Take Precautions

An article on the study in the New York Times stated the report was unclear whether the changes in brain chemistry would have any negative health impact, but Dr. Volkow nevertheless urges cellphone users to take simple precautions such as:

  • Use headsets or speakerphones
  • Don’t carry the phone close to your body
  • Children must be very careful to avoid exposure
  • Reduce call time
  • Use text messaging

LIFE BlueTube: The Only Radiation-FREE Headset

Conventional cell phone headsets only reduce your exposure to radiation, they do not eliminate it. The tiny speakers used in the headset produce radiation, and they are tucked into the ear canal passing radiation directly to the brain.

Blue tube headsets keep harmful radiation away from your brain. Sound is conducted by air through hollow tubes up to the ear pieces, because there are no speakers used in the ear pieces, LIFE Blue Tube Headsets are naturally radiation free.

Protect yourself! Get a radiation free headset for your cell phones, mp3 players and other devices today.