This documentary by Australia’s ABC TV may change the way you look at your cell phone.
A scientific paper bravely published by a leading radiation biologist, Prof. Dariusz Leszczynski now allows top neurologists, like Keith Black, MD of Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Hospital to issue warnings to their patients about the dangers of cell phone use, which he describes as “Cooking the brain”.
The cell phone industry retaliated against Leszczynski by lobbying to have his funding stopped and in the meantime, insurance companies in the US stopped coverage for health damages related to cell phone use.
Brain tumors associated with cell phone use has replaced leukemia as the number one child-killer. Men who store cell phones in their pockets are assured lower sperm counts and there is a rash of young women contracting breast cancer, in the very spot where they tuck their cellphones in their bras.
You can expect to receive the following measurable doses of radiation, using a standard radiation measuring device: 1) Microwave oven: 800 microvolts, 2) WiFi Router: 800 microvolts, 3) Tablet PC: 2,000 microvolts (watching a movie), 4) Smartphone: 40,000 microvolts (Samsung S3). This last device emits over a thousand times the normal background radiation level of 30 microvolts.
The use of cell phones and other wireless technologies is being called the next ‘casualty catastrophe,’ after tobacco and asbestos. iPhones now all contain a legal disclaimer page with fine print, which cannot be enlarged and which is relatively difficult to locate within the phone’s navigation. It discloses the dangers of radiation exposure from cell phones and advises users to keep the device at least 10mm from the body – but it’s next to impossible to find on the device.
After conducting studies, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France has officially classified the radio wave radiation emitted by cellphones and other household devices (to say nothing of SmartMeters – which is a whole other video!) as a Class 2B Carcinogen (a possible cause of cancer). At the same time, a US wireless lobbying group called the CTIA assures us that “Radio waves from cell phones are safe” and studies paid for by the cell phone industry claim that, “Cell phone use causes no biological damage.”
However, independent studies consistently report serious health effects, ranging from DNA damage, a 300% reduction in sperm counts, 290% more brain tumors, autism and birth defects.
Former senior White House adviser, Epidemiologist, Dr. Devra Davis, who appears in this film testified to the US Senate and has given a hair-raising reports about the back-stories behind these contradictory scientific reports: The independent scientists who reported on the ill effects of cell phones found themselves under attack by the cellphone industry, who would attempt to get them fired and to get their funding taken away or else accuse them of fraud. When that didn’t work, they hired inexperienced scientists who didn’t know anything about the subject to *look* like they were replicating the incriminating experiments – and when all of the above didn’t work, they wrote an internal memo, in which they stated, “We war-gamed the science.” To prove a point, one scientist wrote a paper on the subject, laden with obvious errors, which was published in numerous science journals and translated in over 15 countries.
Journalist, Anthony Gucciardi had previously proven how easy it is for industry to plant fake science in such publications in the very similar case involving the drug Prozac, which was long ago proven to increase the incidence of suicide among users and to cause violent behavior in the 1980s – but hidden from the public until 2005 until there was a BBC exposé.
In response, the manufacturers hired their own scientists to prove how “great” Prozac was. However, producers of anti-depressants today are forced to disclose these side effects, which one reads in their accompanying manuals or overhear, in the blindingly-fast and unintelligible disclosure statements that run during television advertisements for these products.
People who know the details believe that once the public becomes aware of these dangerous side effects, the public outcry will be worse than it was for cigarettes.
Dr. Louis Slesin, editor of Microwave News since 1981 says, “The system is broken, nobody has been told the truth. It’s crazy.”
He says that it’s one thing for the tobacco industry to finally admit to the dangers of smoking tar and nicotine, after centuries of being on the market because the science, which would eventually prove that cigarettes and secondhand smoke damaged human health did not yet exist when tobacco was initially marketed – but cell phones were launched after preliminary science was already available as to its inherent dangers and these products were released into the public without any safety studies, whatsoever!
The point is to take action. Action is already being taken in Europe: In Italy, a landmark supreme court ruling found a “causal link” between cell phone use and brain tumors. In France, WiFi is being taken down and replaced with cabled Internet in schools and countries from Germany to Israel and Finland are moving to stop cell phone sales to kids. In the UK, children under the age of 18, have been barred from cell phone use for several years, already.
But of course, in the Good Ol’ USA, the former chief lobbyist for the wireless industry, Thomas Wheeler was appointed by President Barack Obama to head up the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which regulates the safety of wireless devices, in yet another astonishing conflict-of-interest in the choice of appointed US Federal Regulators, who better resemble wolves guarding the sheep than advocates for the health of the public at-large.