Background Radiation

So called "natural background radiation" stands at 2.2 mSv now in the UK which is below the world average of 2.4 mSv. However, when you consider that this has increased from 0.2 mSv over six decades due to the combination of military nuclear test, nuclear power stations and medical radiation equipment, then the increase in medical radiation will be enough to cause concern. The definition "natural background" will have to be redefined.

Phone and brain cancer

Mobile phone users may be at increased risk from brain cancer and should use texting and hands-free devices to reduce exposure, the World Health Organisation's cancer experts said.

Radio-frequency electromagnetic fields generated by such devices are "possibly carcinogenic to humans," the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced at the end of an eight-day meeting in Lyon, France, on Tuesday.

Cell phone causes brain cancer

Interphone Study leader Elisabeth Cardis and colleagues have now published a new analysis showing an increased risk of brain cancer close to where you hold a mobile phone to your head [1]. This shows up in the data from people who have used a mobile phone for more than 7 years. The majority of malignant gliomas (the most common type that has been associated with mobile phone use) are fatal within 3 to 5 years of diagnosis, even with treatment.

Cell Phone

State Representative Andrea Boland re-introduces bill requiring warning labels on cell phones with focus on non-thermal effects.

Cordless Phone and EMF

The controversy continues over the possibility that frequent exposure to electromagnetic fields from cell phones and other cordless devices increases the risk of brain tumors and cognitive dysfunction.

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