Radiation from cell phones and cell phone towers

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I have been looking into this as of late, and I find it quite alarming. I think as parents we really need to take precaution in this matter.
I have learned a lot from these website www. wiredchild.org. www.weepinitiative.org
We are talking about devices that emit microwave radiation on our growing children.
The leading cause of death in children today is brain tumors... Why???
Just do a google search on the health effects of cell phones and you will be busy for days.

I talked to a grandparent of a 17 yr old who has saliva gland cancer, and doctors are not ruling out the use of her cell phone for only 2 yrs.

Its been said that cell phone technology is the biggest biological experiment ever.

I hope everyone will look into this matter
We need to spread the word.

Nothing is more important then the health of our children!!

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Watched a documentary on this not that long ago (wish I could remember the name). In most countries it's highly recomended that children younger than 16 not have a cell phone.

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http://www.powerwatch.org.uk/rf/phones.a...
heres some more info for you moms if you care to look, we owe it to our children to be informed, most cancers are caused over years of use, childrens skulls are much thinner than an adults so their brains have less protection. I once saw an xray of a childs brain and how the radiation moved into the brain it was shocking. I wish I still had that image to show you and then maybe you would think twice. Its not to say I don't let my children use my cell phone but only for a few minutes now and again, I certainly wont let my 10 and 11 yrs olds have their own phone.
Most of the research I believe is biased, you only have to look at who does the studies in the first place, theres alot of scientists out there that are paid to prove something is safe by the companies themselves, just think how much money is at risk, cell phones are a multimillion dollar industry.
Theres a reason why some european countires have proven them unsafe, because they are, in the UK they advise under 16 yr olds not to use them , why would they say that if they are safe?
I would rather act on the side of caution.

Tanda - posted on 03/27/2010

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The iPhone is listed as one of the safer phones that emits less radiation than others. Most of the smart phones are safer than other phones. They emit much less radiation. The downfall is that it costs much more to have and use a smart phone. I am still not sure home much time I would allow my child to use the iPhone. Keep it at a distance if at all possible.

Many of you are acting crazy and making crazy comments. I don't believe Susan is telling you not to have a cell phone or to throw it away. She is simply saying that you should do some research and be careful letting your young children use it for a lengthy amount of time.

This website lets you look up your phone and see its radiation levels. Well worth looking at.

http://www.ewg.org/cellphoneradiation/Ge...

I believe these are the countries that currently ban cell phone use for Children. Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Australia, Germany and China.

Education is Power.

Dana - posted on 03/26/2010

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The thing is, there is data to back it up. It's not a crack pot theory, it's why a lot of well known doctors say to use a head set connected to your cell phone. They also say that men shouldn't clip it to their waists or keep it in their pocket.

Yes, we've used microwaves over the years and they're safer now then they were but we also didn't walk around with them stuck to the side of our head 24/7. How much of a jump is it to think that something that emits radiation is bad for you....
It's like tanning beds, there will still be people who love using them so much they'll blow off research and then there will be people who realize they're not healthy.

I'm not saying everyone should get rid of theirs but I am saying that people should pay attention to what's out there and think about it. I agree with the OP, maybe we should know what we're talking about when handing our kids cell phones at such young ages.

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Susan, I looked into the BioInitiative report that you quoted. Gotta say I wouldn't like to depend on their research! This is from http://www.emfandhealth.com/Criticism%20...

"The Bio-Initiative Report was written by a relatively small group of scientists, lobbyists, and promoters, whose work is not recognized according to established scientific standards. It is the source most widely quoted by alarmists. Cindy Sage, who wrote the Introduction, is not a scientist. She has a web site where she offers services as a consultant on EMF & Health issues. In the Introduction she makes the following unscientific statements: "Scientists do have a role, but it is not exclusive and other opinions matter....Some experts keep saying that all studies have to be consistent (turn out the same way every time) before they are comfortable saying an effect exists." The results of most of the studies showing harmful health effects cited in the Bio-Initiative Report are not supported by follow up studies - which are usually far more comprehensive. Repeatability of results is a critical hallmark of science."

See also http://www.mmfai.org/public/docs/eng/MMF...

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Lei - posted on 04/08/2010

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so, it is possible to have any kind of cancer because of cellphone and cell sites radiation?..need some more advice about it..our house is just beside a cell site..in bothered my child is leaving there..please give me more knowledge about it..thank you..

Sara - posted on 04/04/2010

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A doctor told me to use a hands free device (not a blue tooth). The device should be connected to the phone since the radiation goes to the phone. If you use a hands free, the radiation goes to wherever you have the phone and not right next to your head.

LaSandra - posted on 03/31/2010

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Informative post . . . Very intresting to see different view points and I agree with everyone cause you all make valid points and you all do make sense . . . I say too much of anything is not good for you so if we keep that in mind it will eliminate a lot things that can be health hazards. Thank you all I learned something from everyone of you! Great Job!

Florence - posted on 03/29/2010

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Thanks alot .We MUST protect our children and oursleves from the danger the cellphones expose to us.

Martha - posted on 03/28/2010

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I guess when something threatens to pose danger to our health and of our children, the 1st instinct as a mother is to be allert and defensive while finding out more about the threat. I agree that almost everything in our environment is a health risk. But when used on a moderate basis, the risk is minimised. We don't need to throw away our phones and electronic equipment (I guess none is proposing that either), we just need to be allert and not expose ourselves too much to these things. I also think this information has been blown out of proportion.

Andrea - posted on 03/27/2010

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It's too bad you post information on here for people to read and they blow it way out of proportion. I think we do need to think about the amount of cell phone use our children under 16 are doing. No kid in my house will get a cell phone until they can pay their own bill!

Jenny - posted on 03/27/2010

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Tanda, thanks for you comments and additional thoughts. Totally agree with you. BTW, I accidently clicked "funny" under your reply. Doesn't mean that. Thaks again.

Tanda - posted on 03/26/2010

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I totally agree with you Susan. I believe other countries are already banning the use of cell phones by kids. Environmental Working Group just put out a list of all the different models and how much radiation each one emits so you can make a better choice if you still want to use one. I use mine occasionally (I never carry it in my pocket or anything), but I never let my kids use it. Kids' skulls aren't nearly as thick as adults so they absorb a lot more of the radiation. They even include a little warning pamphlet when you buy a new phone for crying out loud! Definitely worth doing a little research into people!!!

Iridescent - posted on 03/26/2010

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And no, the toxic environment has nothing to do with the fact that my daughter has her condition in the first place. It's been traced back at least 3 generations, prior to the "toxic environment". She just simply displays more features of the disease. Thanks to our current advances in medicine and science, we are fortunate she is alive.

Kate CP - posted on 03/26/2010

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They're a pain in the arse. And most land lines these days have cordless phones attached to them. So it's kind of pointless.

Iridescent - posted on 03/26/2010

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Lol! You're so funny! First, it costs us at least twice as much to just HAVE a land line than a cell phone, so we don't own one. Second, when we live 4 HOURS from the hospital we have to go to, and most of the time we need contact with a doctor en route, how would this work with a land line? That's one long cord! And what do you recommend for people in car accidents in our terribly rural area? WALK to the nearest house? A woman did JUST that in January here, and died. She froze the approximate distance of 2 city blocks from her vehicle (still several miles from the nearest house). You can use what you like. The rest of us will do as we choose, all the while thanking God you don't make that choice for everyone.

Kate CP - posted on 03/26/2010

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*runs around with her hands flailing in the air*

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!

/panic

Iridescent - posted on 03/26/2010

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It's just completely beyond me. Everything states how this and that will kill you earlier, yet people are living longer worldwide than ever before. So where's the problem? Yes, there are many products that are unsafe. But the trade-off is sometimes totally worth it! For example, we use our cell phones to get in contact with my daughter's doctor on a regular basis, and sometimes speak for a couple hours per day depending on how she's doing. If I didn't have a cell phone this wouldn't be an option and my daughter would be dead. There are many people everywhere that can say the same in regards to multiple "unsafe" products. And if it weren't for all kinds of "unsafe" technology, the medicines myself and my children need to survive wouldn't exist, so neither would we. There are many people that can also say that. Sometimes people really need to think things through.

Sharon - posted on 03/26/2010

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Ok, honestly? If I threw out everything the "news" or good god, the internet said I should.. I be sitting with my tits on my knees and my period dribbling out on the floor.... oh I'm sorry my menstrual cycle, on a dirt floor btw, because tile has lead in it, linoleum is a fake product loaded with cancer causing shit, & of course, wood is a limited resource product, staring at the birds and the sky while mosquitos and .. whatever... zinged me.



REALLY?????? I don't think so. I understand like most thinking people that not EVERYTHING is good for me. So, I don't go to bed with my cellphone strapped to my abdomen, I don't carry it 24/7 as if it were an appendage, I don't live under a cellphone tower, I smear asbestos on the walls, or anything else that is just plain silly.



If we did everything the news told us to we'd be living in a screaming yammering pit of fear.

Iridescent - posted on 03/26/2010

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Sharon, I thought men's underwear were designed perfectly to carry a cell phone RIGHT on their nads. Lmao! I told my husband he's allowed to even put his phone on vibrate and store it there if he so desires.

Sharon - posted on 03/26/2010

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LMAO@Morgan.... sterilization without surgery works for me to. Lighten up Susan good god... people have NO sense of humor these days..

Oh, and FYI - I watch the news. I also know my 3 favorite doctors carry cellphones, just not in their bikini briefs next to their nads.

Morgan - posted on 03/26/2010

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According to new scientific research we should all throw away everything we own and bury ourselfs under ground!!

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You got that right! But is it birth control or sterilization your looking for? Oh maybe if its just birth control your using it for, the Geno-toxic effect will be left for your offspring to deal with.

Sharon - posted on 03/26/2010

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I keep my cellphone in a little pocket that sits right over my ovaries... best and easiest birth control ever.

Tracy - posted on 03/26/2010

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Leading cause of death is life. Sorry, my cell is the only way I can deal with my kids' father. And yes, they use it once a day for a few minutes to talk to him. More often than not, though, they use the speaker function. Keeps the unit away from their heads and enables them to communicate with him.

Sheree - posted on 03/26/2010

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Realistically if you listened to every bit if "research" done you should of died years ago. Things like, you shouldn't eat this, you shouldn't eat that. Doing this will kill you etc, etc. Well i hate to break it to you but we all have to die of something eventually. Of course no one wants to think of their children dieing but its a fact all of we are all going to go. So if its not from radiation, it may be skin cancer, are you never going to go in the sun again?

Iridescent - posted on 03/25/2010

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Well, risk of cancer is higher, but risk of Alzheimer's is lower. So even if you die of a brain tumor, you know what's happening. It's part of life, and if you choose not to use it, put yours away.



http://abcnews.go.com/Health/AlzheimersN...



In fact, considering the results of this study, I'd recommend strapping a cell phone to the heads of all family members diagnosed with Alzheimer's for at least 2 hours a day (per the study) to reverse the effects. Safer than pills in my opinion, and the pills do not reverse the damage already done.

Lyndsay - posted on 03/25/2010

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Okay, well we've been using microwaves for generations and its the same crap. If our kids aren't dying of brain tumors then they will die of cancer, H1N1, or some other stupid illness. Kind of a non-issue to me.

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Thats the thing they can't tell you this technology is safe and new studies are pointing to that it isn't, so we're suppose to let our children be guinea pigs

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No one said it would be simple.It took over 50 years to get the smoking thing. All I'm saying is we have to protect our children as much as possible, until things start to change and do change.



I used to live for my cell phone, I don't own one anymore!!

Katherine - posted on 03/25/2010

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There is no scientific evidence of this. Some say yes, some say no........

Kate CP - posted on 03/25/2010

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What will spreading the word do? You're asking people to put a stop to a technological crutch. It's like asking the world to stop using their pinkie finger. Sounds simple but it's really not.

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It amazes me the people that say stuff like this and have done zippo research into this matter.

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