WHAT WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) SAYS...
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of World Health Organization (WHO) has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer, associated with wireless phone use.
ABOUT CELL PHONE RADIATION
Cell phone is a device that allows wireless communication using electro magnetic waves. For this purpose, cell phone contains a transmitter and receiver. Transmitter and receiver establish wireless communication with the base stations.
Mobile phones emit radiation which is electromagnetic radiation in the microwave range.
Mobile phone transmitter emits less radiation than a base station,
but due to the presence of the cell phone near the body, the body absorbs energy directly from the antenna of mobile device.
IS THE RADIATION EMITTED BY MOBILE PHONE HAS EFFECT ON HUMAN HEALTH?
IS PHONE RADIATION DANGEROUS?
High levels of mobile phone radiation can cause health effects by heating the body tissues. These effects are known as thermal effects
In recent years, especially due to the widespread use of cell phones, more and more people are concerned about the effect of electromagnetic field on human health.
In late nineties, due to the sharp increase in the use of cell phones, a number of experts around the world discussed the question of whether radio radiation emitted by cell phones is harmful to health.
These experts have determined that there are gaps in knowledge about the effects of exposure to cell phone radiation. They recommended the adoption of the principle of "preventive care" (precautionary principle). This principle states adopting simple precaution measures. It is relatively simple and allows significantly reduce radiation exposure level.
The discussion about phone radiation levels is focused on low-level exposure of non-ionizing radiation.
CELL PHONES AND CANCER
According to conclusion made in 2011 by the International Agency
for Research on Cancer (IARC - International Agency for Research on Cancer) non-ionizing radiation emitted by mobile phones belongs to Group 2B - that is a possible carcinogen.
Studies carried out regarding the relationship between the use of mobile Phones and Cancer
Mobile phone use starting late - 80 and became, within a decade, the wide spread technology, which is common among all levels of society, including children. Today the percentage of subscribers is up from 90% in the population of the Western world.
Already at the end of the 90 a number of studies was published. These studies have attempted to answer the question whether there
is an association between the use of cellular technology and the development of cancer.
Most of these early studies found no increased risk for the development of tumors among cell phone users . The main problem that characterizes these studies is that developing into cancer (particularly brain tumors) required a long time (10-20 years to 40 years), while the mobile phone technology is relatively new. Therefore, these studies could not demonstrate a risk even if the risk exists.
Already in 1996 - international expert committees performed a comprehensive epidemiological study to answer the question of a possible link between the use of Cell phones and tumor development in the area of exposure. Dr. Elizabeth Cardis from the international organization for Research on Cancer - IARC , assessed whether the use of cellular phones associated with an increased risk of developing brain tumors.
Results show statistically significant association between the relatively long usage of cell phone (over 10 years) and the development of tumors in the salivary glands , especially for people who keep the phone on the same side where the tumor developed.