Have you heard that cell phones can be dangerous to your health? But that probably hasn’t stopped you from using one.
When technology improves and social media becomes more popular, more and more people are becoming attached to their cell phones. Some people keep their phones in their bag while others carry them in their pocket. Many prefer to keep them a little bit closer.
Recent research says where you keep your cell phone matters.
Keeping it too close turns out to be seriously detrimental to your health.
Dr. Devra Davis – the author of “Disconnect – The Truth About Cellphone Radiation.” has been researching the dangers of the radiation that emits from your cell phone. With studies to back up her claims, she’s trying to ᴡᴀʀɴ others that cell phone radiation is not only dangerous, but it can end up being ʟᴇᴛʜᴀʟ.
KEEPING YOUR CELL PHONE IN YOUR BRA
According to Dr. Davis, the biological impact of your cell phone is related to the erratic nature of its signal. In fact, it has the ability to interfere with DNA repair. Carrying your cell phone on your body is a dangerous habit. Any area can be exposed to the continuous radiation emitted by your cell phone, but certain areas are more vulnerable than others.
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One case was introduced in an issue of the Environmental Health Trust’s newsletter. A woman who had a habit of tucking her cell phone into her bra developed multi-focal ʙʀᴇᴀsᴛ ᴄᴀɴᴄᴇʀ. She had no other predisposing risk factors. Robert Nagourney and John West – ᴄᴀɴᴄᴇʀ specialists concluded there was only one possibility that might have directly contributed to her ᴄᴀɴᴄᴇʀ. The pattern of the ᴄᴀɴᴄᴇʀ and distribution of the ᴄᴀɴᴄᴇʀᴏᴜs cells lined up perfectly with the shape of her cell phone.
Doctors can’t prove without a doubt that the woman’s cell phone caused her ʙʀᴇᴀsᴛ ᴄᴀɴᴄᴇʀ, but her story does provide a ᴡᴀʀɴɪɴɢ to other women who keep their phones in their bras. Keeping your phone anywhere on your body can be extremely dangerous in terms of radiation exposure. As long as your cell phone is on, it emits radiation intermittently. Even if you aren’t using it, keeping it on your body is causing almost continuous radiation exposure.
CARRYING YOUR CELL PHONE ON YOUR BODY
Other studies have found similar results. Research published in 2009 showed evidence that wearing a cell phone on your hip may cause weakness in an area of your pelvis. In the study, researchers measured pelvic bone density in 150 men and women who regularly carried their cell phones attached to their belts. The researchers found that bone mineral density was lowered on the side of the pelvis where the phones were carried. This recommends that bone density may be adversely affected by the electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones.
Recently, an Israeli research group reported a sharp increase in parotid gland tumors over the last 30 years. The parotid gland is a type of salivary gland located closest to your cheek – the same area where most people hold their cell phones.
These studies might not convince you to throw your cell phone away, but they can at least provide a ᴡᴀʀɴɪɴɢ about how dangerous radiation can be to your health. Never keep a cell phone on your body if you use it. Instead, hold it in a purse. Switch to a landline whenever possible.