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Under Current Cell Phone Radiation Safety Standards, Your Head is Not Safe

Cell Phones emit what is known as Radiofrequency or RF radiation. RF radiation poses such a serious health risk due to its ability to be absorbed by the body and penetrate tissue. This tissue penetration of RF radiation has been found in several studies to damage cells and break DNA strands. In 2011, the WHO classified RF radiation has a Type 2 Carcinogen.

Current Cell Phone Safety Standards Are Not Accurate

When it comes to Cell Phone radiation, the biggest concern among the regulating bodies who set Safety Guidelines is the amount of radiation actually absorbed by the skull during Cell Phone use.

In fact, the wll-known SAR rating used for Cell Phones stands for Specific Absorption Rating and is a measurement of the amount of radiation absorbed by an average head during Cell Phone use.

But here is where the catch comes in. As focused on in a  2011 study conducted by various researchers in the US, the model head size being used to test radiation absorption rates is not an accurate representation of the average cell phone user’s head. The model head size used represents that of a military man’s head.

The study states:

“The existing cell phone certification process uses a plastic model of the head called the Specific Anthropomorphic Mannequin (SAM), representing the top 10% of U.S. military recruits in 1989 and greatly underestimating the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for typical mobile phone users, especially children. Radiofrequency (RF) exposure to a head smaller than SAM will absorb a relatively higher SAR.”

The researchers point out that smaller heads will absorb more radiation and more readily, In addition, another inaccuracy of the current head size model has to do with the replication of the head’s own electrical fluid.

“Also, SAM uses a fluid having the average electrical properties of the head that cannot indicate differential absorption of specific brain tissue, nor absorption in children or smaller adults.”

With the fastest growing demographic to use Cell Phones being the ‘tween market (between the ages of 8-12), it seems it would make sense to create a different head model more representative of a child’s skull.

“The SAR for a 10-year old is up to 153% higher than the SAR for the SAM model. When electrical properties are considered, a child’s head’s absorption can be over two times greater, and absorption of the skull’s bone marrow can be ten times greater than adults.”

The study concludes:

“Therefore, a new certification process is needed that incorporates different modes of use, head sizes, and tissue properties.”

So, unless your head size is that of an average military man, your skull is absorbing more Cell Phone radiation during average use than is deemed safe by current standards.

How Cell Phone Radiation Affects Your Blood

Why do symptoms such as fatigue, headaches and poor concentration often result from cell phone radiation exposure?

A recent study performed by the Weston A Price Foundation just might have the answer.

Firstly, what do we know about radiation exposure?

  • The World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radio frequency electromagnetic fields as possible carcinogenics.
  •  In 2011, the WHO estimated that 3-6% of the worlds population suffers from Electro-Hypersensitivity Syndrome (EHS). EHS is defined as the experiencing of certain symptoms upon exposure to electromagnetic fields. Some of the more common symptoms experienced are headaches, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, skin rashes, ringing in the ears, and poor concentration.

So, why does exposure to radiation put the body in a stressed state?

According to the Weston A Price study, the answer is in the blood.

The Weston Price Organization recently funded a small study on the short term effects of cell phone radiation on the blood.

Using 10 subjects of various ages, live blood cell analysis was performed on these subjects before being exposed to cell phone radiation and then after.

The results on the study showed that exposure to cell phone radiation resulted in marked changes in 9 out of 10 subject’s blood.

How was the blood affected by the cell phone radiation?

  • Clumping- Instead of each blood cell staying separate from other cells, which allows for proper blood flow, the cells became sticky and clumped together.
  • Misshapen Cells- Cells should be round. After exposure to cell phone radiation,  the cells become irregular in shape.

After 45 minutes of a subject carrying a Smart Phone in a backpack kept in receiving mode, the subject’s blood became sticky and started to clump. After an additional 45 minutes and active use of the Smart Phone, changes in blood cell shape became visible. The once round blood cells became irregular in shape.

Based on the results of the study, it seems that the blood first reacts to cell phone radiation by becoming sticky and clumping. Continued exposure resulted in the clumps separating and the cells taking on irregular shapes.

Sticky and misshapen blood cells will result in an increase in blood viscosity. This increase in viscosity can impede blood flow and hinder circulation. Fatigue, headaches and poor concentration are just some of the possible effects of hindered blood flow. These symptoms correlate with those cited by the WHO as defining EHS.

Of course, sticky blood and lowered circulation can have much more deleterious effects on a person’s health, resulting in various forms of cardiovascular disease.