Growing evidence of wireless health risks: study
Rensselaer, New York, April 13, 2014
The evidence for health risk from wireless technology is growing stronger and warrants immediate action, according to a new study.
The mid-year update covering new science studies from 2012 to 2014 released by BioInitiative Working Group intensified medical concerns about malignant brain tumours from cell phone use.
Referring to studies released in 2012 and 2013, Lennart Hardell from Orebro University, Sweden, said: “There is a consistent pattern of increased risk for glioma (a malignant brain tumour) and acoustic neuroma with use of mobile and cordless phones.”
“Epidemiological evidence shows that radiofrequency should be classified as a known human carcinogen. The existing Federal Communications Commission/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) public safety limits are not adequate to protect public health,” he said.
The BioInitiative study reports nervous system effects in 68 per cent of studies on radiofrequency radiation in 2014, an increase from 63 per cent in 2012.
The studies of extremely-low frequency radiation were reported to cause nervous system effects in 90 per cent of the 105 studies available in 2014, it said.
Genetic effects (damage to DNA) from radiofrequency radiation is reported in 65 per cent and 83 per cent of extremely-low frequency studies.
Mobile wireless devices like phones and tablets are big sources of biological stress to the mind and body, said the report, which also warned against wifi in schools.
Cindy Sage, co-editor of the report, said: “It is essentially an unregulated experiment on childrens’ health and learning. Microwave from wireless tech disrupts thinking – what could be worse for learning? Technology can be used more safely with wired devices that do not produce these biologically-disruptive levels of microwave radiation.”
Hyperactivity, concentration problems, anxiety, irritability, disorientation, distracted behaviour, sleep disorders and headaches are reported in clinical studies, while federal programmes like ConnectED and E-Rate are calling for wireless classrooms while ignoring this health evidence, added the report. - TradeArabia News Service