Dr. Mercola won’t carry his cellphone with his hands anymore, he carries it with a selfie stick. He says the debate about whether or not cellphones cause brain tumors distracts from the explosion of chronic diseases that have exploded since people began (over)using cellphones. Chronic conditions that have increased between 300%-11,000% since 1980, some of which were largely unknown 35 years ago include chronic fatigue syndrome, bipolar disease in youth, fibromyalgia, autism, celiac disease, ADHD, lupus, hypothyroidism, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, diabetes, alzheimer’s disease and depression.
Dr. Mercola suspects that the EMF of cellphones may cause oxidative destruction of cells. He explains how the primary cause of disease attributed to EMF radiation exposure is related to mitochondrial damage due to reactive nitrogen species peroxynitrites. Elevated peroxynitrites in the body have been associated with increased levels of systemic inflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction. Sources of EMF radiation damaging to cellular mitochondria include cellphones, cell towers, Wi-Fi routers and modems.