Court Ruling Links Brain Tumor to Mobile Phone Use

October 19, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More

Anna Hunt, Contributing Writer
Waking Times

Many of us have heard about or seen the cell phone popcorn trick, where multiple cell phones are used to pop corn kernels. Is this just a fun party trick, or is there genuine cause for concern that our brains and bodies are also being “microwaved” each time we use a mobile phone?

Earlier this month, Italy’s Supreme Court in Rome ruled in favor of the latter, claiming that there is a “causal link” between the brain tumor of a 60-year old Italian businessman Innocente Marcolini and his phone use (which stretched up to 6 hours per day, typically on the mobile phone). The case was based on evidence by oncologist Angelo Gino Levis and neurosurgeon Dr. Giuseppe Grasso, who claimed that mobile and cordless phones emit electromagnetic radiation, thus damaging cells and making the formation of tumors more likely.

An increasing number of studies are being made into the effects of mobile phone use on the human body. In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged that people limit their mobile phone usage and has called them a Class B carcinogen – possibly carcinogenic to humans – although it has never made a claim that a clear causal link exists between mobile phones and tumors and/or cancer. Based on the research conducted by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, the organization offers some additional insight about the safety of mobile phone use:

Mobile phones are low-powered radiofrequency transmitters, operating at frequencies between 450 and 2700 MHz with peak powers in the range of 0.1 to 2 watts. The handset only transmits power when it is turned on.

A person using a mobile phone 30–40 cm away from their body – for example when text messaging, accessing the Internet, or using a “hands free” device – will therefore have a much lower exposure to radiofrequency fields than someone holding the handset against their head.

Exposure is also reduced by limiting the number and length of calls. Using the phone in areas of good reception also decreases exposure as it allows the phone to transmit at reduced power. – World Health Organization, June 2011

Yet, another independent study conducted at the University of Örebro, in Sweden, and published in early 2011, examined the association between the use of mobile and cordless phones and malignant brain tumurs. It concluded:

In conclusion, an increased risk was found for glioma and use of mobile or cordless phone. The risk increased with latency time and cumulative use in hours and was highest in subjects with first use before the age of 20. – Hardell et al., Feb. 2011

One of the key aspects of Hardell’s study is that it was independent and not-funded by any mobile phone manufacturers, hence it was given more weight in Marcolini’s case, although the WHO claims that a committee was set up to form a “firewall” between the sponsor and researchers involved in its study. “Thus the industry contribution had absolutely no influence on the study outcome,” Michael Repacholi, former coordinator of the WHO’s Electromagnetic Fields Project.

Today, most health agencies and the medical establishment in general do not support the idea that mobile phones cause cancer. Marcolini’s case could, however, become a legal basis for a class action suit, but, more importantly, perhaps, it will motivate health organizations to further explore the risks of cordless and mobile phone use and also serves as another warning for habitual cell phone users.

Just a generation ago, people were not always connected throughout each day, but still lived productive, fruitful and social lives. When was the last time you turned off your mobile phone for at least a day?

About the Author

Anna Hunt is a writer, entrepreneur and yoga instructor. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. Read more of her excellent articles here, and visit her website PuraVidaYogaVacations.com.

Sources:
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/9619514/Mobile-phones-can-cause-brain-tumours-court-rules..html
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs193/en/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21331446
http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/10/italian-court-says-mobile-phones-cause-cancer.html

This article is offered under Creative Commons license. It’s okay to republish it anywhere as long as attribution bio is included and all links remain intact.

~~ Help Waking Times to raise the vibration by sharing this article with the buttons below…

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Category: All Original Articles, Anna Hunt, Body, Contributors, Earth, Environment, Healthcare, Mind, Resources, Science, Self, Society, Technology, Time & Space, Uncategorized

Comments (3)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Andreas says:

    No he logrado resistir la tentación de publicar
    un

    comentario. ¡Excepcionalmente bien dicho!

  2. entusiasmado; no cabe duda de que seguiré tu blog.

Leave a Reply

Must Watch Videos

The Awakening – Clash of Civilizations

The Awakening – Clash of Civilizations













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

Despite the furious efforts of the world’s Machiavellian destroyers, humanity is waking up. We’re seeing significant progress in exposing the ongoing brutal Gaza extermination, the mass revelation of chemtrails and other neo-scientific incursions, the disastrous effects of EMFs of every source, GMO food manipulation, … More

July 23, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Raw Milk Versus Pasteurized—Which Is Safer?

Raw Milk Versus Pasteurized—Which Is Safer?













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

The United States lags far behind many other nations when it comes to food safety and nutritional recommendations, and this is perhaps particularly true when it comes to raw milk.

The fact is, large dairy farmers operating under the factory farm model simply cannot produce raw … More

July 23, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Toxic Hot Seat—What You Don’t Know About Flame Retardant Chemicals Can Hurt You

Toxic Hot Seat—What You Don’t Know About Flame Retardant Chemicals Can Hurt You













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Fear of fire is primal. No one wants to burn to death. This is undoubtedly why it’s so difficult to repeal laws relating to the use of fire retardant chemicals—even though experiments show they do not work… and worse, they’re actually exposing you to … More

July 21, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Humans of Manufactured Purpose

Humans of Manufactured Purpose













Raghav Bubna, Fractal Enlightenment
Waking Times

Until we are born we don’t have any perception of existence riddling within us, we are lovingly thrust into birth by the biological frivolity of corporeal matter and witness the first moments in our life of purest expression.

As children we interact through experience … More

July 18, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Not Just the Bees – Pesticides Wiping Out Birds Too

Not Just the Bees – Pesticides Wiping Out Birds Too













Heather Callaghan, Contributor
Waking Times

Netherlands researchers fear the second coming of Silent Spring.

“Neonicotinoids were always regarded as selective toxins. But our results suggest that they may affect the entire ecosystem,” says Hans de Kroon of Radboud University and co-author of a study recently published in Nature journal.… More

July 18, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More

Activism Works

Triumph For Citizens in Florida As Hughes Oil Company Drops Fracking Project

Triumph For Citizens in Florida As Hughes Oil Company Drops Fracking Project













Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

On Friday morning, Dan A. Hughes Oil Company and the Collier Resources Company agreed to terminate their lease agreement, with the exception of the Collier Hogan 20-3H well, next to the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Florida.

Hughes Oil dropped its plans to drill … More

July 14, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
A Forgotten Community in New Orleans: Life on a Superfund Site

A Forgotten Community in New Orleans: Life on a Superfund Site













Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

Shannon Rainey lives in a house that was built on top of a Superfund site in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans.

“I bought my house when I was 25, and thirty years later, I still can’t get out,” she told DeSmogBlog.

Rainey’s … More

June 23, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Wave of GMO Labeling Victories Emboldens Movement to Take Back Food Democracy

Wave of GMO Labeling Victories Emboldens Movement to Take Back Food Democracy













Michele Simon, EcoWatch
Waking Times

The East Coast has been getting most of the attention lately on the state by state effort to label genetically-engineered food. Vermont recently passed a bill and New York State’s bill is now moving. But let’s not forget about the western states, which are also … More

June 11, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Monsanto’s Roundup Found in 75% of Air and Rain Samples

Monsanto’s Roundup Found in 75% of Air and Rain Samples













John Deike, EcoWatch
Waking Times

A new U.S. Geological Survey has concluded that pesticides can be found in, well, just about anything.

Roundup herbicide, Monsanto’s flagship weed killer, was present in 75 percent of air and rainfall test samples, according to the study, which focused on Mississippi’s highly fertile … More

May 27, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
How to Bring Minerals Back Into the Soil and Food Supply

How to Bring Minerals Back Into the Soil and Food Supply













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

There are now many studies clearly documenting that if you eat processed foods, you’re being exposed to toxic herbicides. These toxic chemicals have been found in everything from breast milk to umbilical cords and placentas.

This of course means that children are now born with a … More

May 26, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More