Mobile Phones and Cancer Risk

Ever since the invention of mobile phones, this technological wonder has never looked back. However it was said that mobile phones’ electromagnetic radiation is said to cause brain cancer. Is it true?  Let’s find out.

Since the invention of cell phones in 1974, people have spent ever increasing amounts of time with their devices. There is conflicting scientific opinion on whether exposure to cell phone radiation increases the risk of developing cancer. Given this uncertainty, many individuals are wondering what the facts are and what they can do to reduce their exposure.

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Cell Phone Radiation and Its Effects

The power of electromagnetic energy is defined by frequency. High energy radiation like radon, cosmic rays and x-rays are ionizing radiation, which can cause cancer. Low frequency radiation, such as electromagnetic fields and visible light, are non-ionizing and not known to cause cancer. Cell phones make use of electromagnetic radiation known as radio-frequency (RF) energy, a non-ionizing radiation that is also used in telecommunications like television and radio.

When studying the impact of cell phone radiation on humans, the only regularly observed effect is the heating of tissues. There have also been no notable increases in developing cancer or enhancing carcinogenic effects observed in animal studies. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) investigated the effects of cell phone radiation on rodents in a large-scale study. While they are completing their data review, they released their preliminary findings in May 2016 showing limited evidence of RF causing cancer in rats

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