Safe use or abuse of cell phones

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By Antonio Elio Brailovsky

A cell phone is a microwave emitter, the same ones used to cook food. If one needs to use this type of device for any reason, it is good to take some basic precautions.

Returning from work in rush hour in a bus, it begins to fill up with people at each stop.

I listen to conversations of different types, but most of them have a very special characteristic ... they are one-way, they speak through cell phones, some seem important and others not so much, only those of us who are not speaking put together the complete conversation in our minds.

But something begins to worry me, we are in a metal group where more than ten people are speaking (it is not an assumption, I have counted them) I wonder what effect this tremendous emission of antennas will have on all the passengers.

It is not two minutes, when a communication is cut two more calls ring, is this dangerous? Will I endure it on my one hour trip?

I wonder: I don't use a cell phone by my own decision, because I thought I don't want to be part of this world experiment, but I realize that I'm immersed in it ... every day ... just like you.

In recent years, the use of cell phones within the general population is a topic of global debate, due to its possible effects on health. The influence of electromagnetic radiation on the body, in the medium and long term, is still being studied by the WHO, but isolated cases of injuries have been reported in some people who frequently use this means of mobile communication.

These radiations, called microwaves, also affect highly sensitive technical elements, which is why their use is prohibited in airplanes, places with extensive security measures, hospitals or in people with cardiac pacemakers.

There are several factors that must be taken into account when evaluating the health risk of these waves:

Type of radiation (which in this case are microwave waves).

Cumulative factor (amount of radiation accumulated in the body over time).

Personal factor (it is known that children are more vulnerable to the effects of microwaves because their brain is not fully developed, they also have a thinner skull than adults, which allows easy access to radiation).

Environmental factor, which refers to the influence of other types of radiation existing in the environment, such as radiation from the ground, from high voltage lines, or from other devices commonly used in the home or office.

Russia applies the Precautionary Principle:

Russian Protection Committee advises on the safety of using mobile phone.

Yuri Grigoriev - RNCNIRP Meeting April 2003

The RNCNIRP presents the following tips on the safe use of mobile phones. These recommendations are based on the precautionary principle of the World Health Organization (WHO - WHO), scientific and medical studies, reviewed and recommended by scientists and the expert opinions of the members of the RNCNIRP.

1. Children under the age of 16 should not use mobile phones.

2. Pregnant women should not use mobile phones.

3. Those who suffer from the certain diseases and disorders indicated should not use mobile phones: neurological diseases such as neurasthenia, psychopathy, psychosteny and all neuroses with asthenic, obsessive, hysterical disorders and reduced mental and physical activity, memory loss , sleep disturbances, epilepsy and epileptic syndrome, epileptic predisposition.

4. The duration of calls should be limited to a maximum of three minutes, and after making a call the user should wait at least 15 minutes before making another call. The use of headphones and hands-free is recommended. Mobile phone manufacturers and retailers should include the following information along with usage specifications:

All the above recommendations regarding its use; all the important health and epidemiological reports on mobile phones, along with the radiation exposure levels associated with the telephone and laboratory monitoring.


(Inform the user with the unit of power density: microW / cm2 emitted inside the brain; since the FALSE THERMAL UNIT "SAR" can increase consumer confusion.)

Several studies have shown that radiation from mobile phones produce changes in body temperature; In the body there are areas that are more sensitive to heat such as the eyes (formation of cataracts) and the testicles (decrease in the production of sperm).

They can also affect some brain functions, causing headaches, sleep problems and in experiments with rats, alterations in DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), brain tumors and memory problems have been observed.

Some studies have recently been carried out in humans, which seem to show a tendency to increase the risk of brain tumors in active cell phone users, but it is necessary to carry out research with a greater number of people and prolonged periods, which rule out or verify the tumor-radiation relationship .

Regarding the use of cell phones and brain tumors, Dr. Gustavo Sevlever, Neuropathologist (FLENI), member of the Argentine Society of Pathology (12/8/02), commented:

There are several large-scale studies in progress, designed to gather additional information. The most important is called Interphone, funded by the International Agency against Cancer of the World Health Organization. It plans to include data from 7,600 patients and 10,000 controls in 14 countries. It is estimated that the first data will be available in 2004.

In short, we do not have firm evidence to date linking cell phones to brain tumors. There are large-scale epidemiological studies that may provide more conclusive information. However, what does exist is clear evidence that driving a vehicle using a telephone poses a definite risk of accident, a situation that is easily avoidable and that in our country it is expressly prohibited by current legislation.

Alteration of the driver's "reaction time" due to use of the mobile phone.

Research conducted by Transport Research Laboratory. U.K. (March 2002), on the alteration of "Reaction time" and the risk of accident by driving with a mobile phone and a hands-free, compared to drivers who were drunk.

The results show that the driver's "reaction time" was on average 30% slower when using a mobile phone, compared to the legally drunk driver (Legal limit in England: 0.8 alcohol) and almost 50% slower than a driver in normal conditions.

Another study from the US shows us that even with the hands-free system, drivers suffer an alteration in what they see and what they perceive of reality.

WASHINGTON (01.27.2003). By Maggie Fox. "Drivers who use cell phones, even with a 'hands-free' device, suffer from a kind of tunnel vision that puts themselves and others in danger, US researchers report."

"They warn that legislation that aims to make driving safer by requiring the use of a hands-free device can give a false sense of security."

Strayer, whose team has conducted these studies on mobile phone use while driving, used a driving simulator and had 20 volunteers. Sometimes they used a cell phone and sometimes they didn't. Reaction time, driving style and performance were monitored.

It is documented in the March issue of Experimental Psychology: Applied. Strayer's group claimed that cell phone use clearly distracts drivers.

These findings are in addition to several similar studies, especially the 1997 England Journal of Medicine, which reports the discovery that talking on a mobile phone while driving quadruples the risk of having an accident.

Strayer says: "People's reactions to a mobile phone are slower compared to when they don't use it." "They have more later collisions. They have a slower kind of styling that can be insensitive to unforeseen events like a broken down car in front of them, a change of lights and the like." Strayer says there is no difference between using the hands-free device and the handheld mobile.

He says, "You are hurting yourself in both cases." "It suggests that any legislation that says it can be done one way and not the other …… ..may send the wrong message and give a false sense of security to the population."

Perhaps even more alarming, Strayer said, was the discovery that the volunteers did not realize their skill was lacking. According to Strayer "We asked them afterwards how they felt about their own skill and they usually did not realize their lack of performance and, in some cases, even thought that they drove better with the mobile phone."

"Strayer wanted to know why driving on a mobile phone has such a profound effect on drivers, so his team conducted a second experiment.

He said: "We use an eye tracker, a very accurate device that allows us to see where we are looking." They found that while the drivers were looking at the objects, in this case billboards, if at this moment they were talking on a mobile phone they could not remember that they had seen them.

Strayer said: "It exists as a tunnel of vision and you are not processing the peripheral information." "Even if the eyes are looking directly at something, when using the mobile phone, you are not sure of seeing it."

Tests show that this inattention did not affect drivers who were listening to music, stories, or talking to a passenger in the car.

Practical tips for a cell phone user

Never carry a switched cell phone against your body. That is, do not carry it in a belt or pocket. Always carry it in a purse or briefcase that is not resting against the body.

Do not allow children to use cell phones, unless it is for an emergency. Remember that it is not a toy for the little ones.

Cell phones interfere with medical equipment, such as heart activity monitors and ventilators. For this reason, their use is prohibited in many hospitals, they can also affect pacemakers and hearing aids. Avoid keeping it in the pocket close to your chest, it should be highlighted prominently in cell phone manuals.

Try not to use this means of communication continuously, if it is necessary to use it, ask the telecommunications company that sells the service if the phone has any accessory that reduces microwave emissions or if it is complying with radiation regulations. . (Do you know what radiation your cell phone emits?).

At the time of buying the cell phone, choose the model with the lowest power, ask your seller, as users we must know and the manufacturer must inform it.

Talk for no more than two minutes, if possible follow their conversation on a landline. Emotionally it is unhealthy as it tends to isolate you from the world around you.

When you enter a meeting turn off your cell phone, it becomes increasingly annoying for others to follow the line of communication with constant interruptions. Don't expect to be asked to adopt action as a way of coexistence.

Always turn off your cell phone at any show or theater.

When choosing a new home, it is important to choose a place where there are no repeater towers nearby, which permanently emit microwaves.

If you are going to start a cell phone conversation when you are driving, it is best to park your car in a safe place, and thus concentrate only on the chat.

One of the most important adverse effects observed with the use of mobile phones is the increase in the number of vehicular accidents. Statistical data report that the risk of accidents in people who talk on a cell phone while driving, increases up to four times with respect to people who do not use this means of communication or those who decide to stop the car when starting a conversation. Neither has any benefit been observed with the use of the cell phone in the possibility of "hands-free", because in any case the concentration during communication is lower.

Avoid making or taking calls when the signal is weak or there is interference as you are emitting more radiation when trying to communicate with a weak signal.


1. The company is not informed.

Mobile phones are sold without informing about the microwave powers that are emitted within the user's brain, which can alter it in just about 2 minutes of use and which affect the population more than 10 meters away.

Every mobile phone is a Microwave Gun.

Dr. Neil Cherry (May 2000). "A mobile phone against the head exposes the first organ of the human body to serious interference in its processes and serious damage to its tissues and cells." (Remember Dr. Neil Cherry: passed away on May 24, 2003) 03/20/2003

Latest studies that link abortions (miscarriages) and electropolution:

* Lee, Geraldine M .; Neutra, Raimond R .; Hristova, Lilia; Yost, Michael; Hiatt, Robert A. A Nested Case-Control Study of Residential and Personal Magnetic Field Measures and Miscarriages (Format PDF, 204 Kb) (2/18/03).

* Li, De-Kun; Odouli, Roxana; Wi, Soora; Janevic, Teresa; Golditch, Ira; Bracken, T. Dan; Senior, Russell; Rankin, Richard; Iriye, Richard. A Population-Based Prospective Cohort Study of Personal Exposure to Magnetic Fields during Pregnancy and the Risk of Miscarriage (Format PDF, 115 Kb) (2/18/03)

* Others:
EMF and miscarriage (Prof. Johansson) - Re: EMR miscarriages (Del Parkinson) - Two great new papers on miscarriage and EMF exposure (Cindy Sage) - HELP FOR JACKIE - Skin Problems occurring after Electromagnetic Exposure - Act for the environment (19 / 2/03)

A combination of widespread misinformation and vested interests means that in Latin America in general - unlike the more developed countries - there is hardly any talk about the health risks caused by microwaves. In a country that pays little attention to the most obvious forms of pollution, it is foreseeable that those that cannot be perceived through the senses will not be attended to.

In this way, people use cell phones without taking the necessary precautions to minimize the risk to their health. Companies do not report this to their customers for commercial reasons, the authorities do not think of it, and our educational system teaches children to wash their hands but does not address the risks arising from the latest technologies.

A cell phone is a microwave emitter, the same ones used to cook food. If one needs to use this type of device for any reason, it is good to take some basic precautions.
The selection of texts and comments have been made by Arch. Liliana Álvarez.

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