DO CELL PHONES CAUSE TUMORS?
April 23rd, 2012
Cell phones first became widely available in the United States in the 1990's. According to the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association, there were more than 320 million cell phone subscriptions in the United States in 2011. Worldwide, the number of users is estimated to be approximately 5 billion in 2011.
Cell phones give off a form of energy known as radio frequency (RF) waves. This is a form of electromagnetic energy that falls between FM radio waves and microwaves. Concern focuses on whether cell phones might increase the risk of tumors in the head and neck area. Current research does not find evidence that cell phones cause tumors. RF waves don't have enough energy to cause tumors by directly damaging the DNA inside cells or raising temperatures in the body.
However, while current science does not support that RF waves may cause tumors; we do not know what time will show. Therefore, take prudent precautions like:
~ use a headset or speaker phone
~ reserve use of mobile phones for shorter conversations
~ limit children's use of cell phones
~ use an external antenna in a car
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