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Wi-Fi and cell phones pose serious health risks

If you ask phone manufacturers, there is no danger whatsoever when it comes to wireless radiation and cell phones. Several studies have been financed by phone manufacturers, and none of them has managed to find any link between cell phone usage and cancer, for example.

However, if you ask doctors the same question, some of them will tell you that phones, tablets and Wi-Fi radiation can be harmful, especially for young children and fetuses. Collective Evolution has recently published an article which highlights some of the key facts that should be taken into account when it comes to using cell phones and wireless networks responsibly.

Take France, for example. The country has adopted a national law, whose goal is to reduce exposure to wireless radiations, several years ago. According to Environmental Health Trust, routers and clients that utilize wireless signals are banned in spaces that are dedicated to children under three years old.

French teachers should only keep Wi-Fi turned on when they are utilizing Internet access for pedagogic purposes, and schools must be informed whenever new equipment that generates electromagnetic fields is installed within their premises.

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The French law isn't only dedicated to children, though. Citizens now have the right to find out the cell tower radiation levels near their homes, for example. SAR levels for all the phones must be clearly indicated on their packages. And Wi-Fi hotspots must be clearly marked by using a relevant image.

Under these circumstances, it's no surprise that the French National Library has decided to disable its Wi-Fi hotspots (the article is written in French). Ironically, they have decided this after discovering an American study by Lee & Al, which has demonstrated the toxic effects of the 2.4 GHz frequency. It's ironic because the U.S. isn't doing anything about it, at least not yet.

Most researchers in the field suggest that long-term use of Wi-Fi enabled devices and wireless networks increases the cancer risk. According to Ehtrust, people who use their phones for 30 minutes per day or more have an increased risk of brain cancer.

According to Dr. Hardell, who has conducted this study, adults who have been using cell phones since they were teenagers have an 800% higher risk of developing brain cancer on the side of the head where they held their phones. Studies using animals have demonstrated that lymphomas and tumors of the lungs and livers increase whenever wireless signals are present.

Fertility and reproduction are affected as well, according to "in vitro" and "in vivo" studies. Radiofrequency exposure will also damage DNA and cell structure. Chronic exposure to Wi-Fi will also kill brain cells in the memory and learning centers. Wireless signals can seriously affect cognitive abilities, making people have problems with their memory and attention, and increasing their reaction times.

Hearing loss is another unwanted consequence of using cell phones. Experiments with mice have shown neuronal degeneration in the inner ear after exposure to wireless radiations. Children who use cell phones on a daily basis are more prone to developing headaches.

Sleep patterns are affected as well. Wireless signals have been proven to affect the deep non-REM sleep phase, reducing its duration, and thus depriving people of good quality sleep.

As you can imagine, this article has only listed a few research findings. Hopefully, now that you've read it, you will strive to reduce your exposure to wireless radiations in the future.