30 Minutes Exposure To 4G Cell Phone Radiation Affects Brain Activity: New Study

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The peer-reviewed journal Clinical Neurophysiology has just published research showing that 30 minutes of exposure to LTE cellphone radiation affects brain activity on both sides of the brain.1

Researchers exposed the right ear of 18 participants to LTE radio frequency radiation for 30 minutes. The absorbed amount of radiation in the brain was well within international (ICNIRP) cell phone legal limits and the source of the radiation was kept 1 cm from the ear. To eliminate study biases the researchers employed a double blind, crossover, randomized design, exposing participants to real and sham exposures.

The resting state brain activity of each participant was measured by magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) twice, once after exposure to LTE radio frequency radiation, and then again after a sham exposure.

The results demonstrate that radio frequency radiation from LTE 4G technology affects brain neural activity in both the closer brain region and in the remote region, including the left hemisphere of the brain.

LTE Fastest Developing Mobile System Technology Ever

This study is important for two reasons. Firstly because it is the first one to be carried out on the short-term effects of Long Term Evolution (LTE), fourth generation (4G) cell phone technology. Secondly, because of the rapid rate of adoption of this technology.


  • According to the Global mobile Suppliers Association “LTE is the fastest developing mobile system technology ever”.  The United States is the largest LTE market in the world. By March 2013 the global total of LTE subscriptions was already 91 million subscribers. Over half of these, 47 million, were American 4G subscribers.

    Cell Phone Exposures and Disease

    This study establishes that short-term exposure to LTE radio frequency radiation affects brain activity. The long-term effects of these exposures have yet to be studied but there is already considerable evidence linking these exposures to a myriad of adverse biological effects including:

    • Sperm damage
    • DNA breaks
    • Increased glucose in the brain
    • Weakened bones
    • Genetic stress
    • Immune system dysfunction
    • Effects on unborn children

    More worrying is the link between these exposures and a long list of diseases such as:

    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Autism
    • Brain Tumors
    • Breast cancer
    • Brain cancer

    More research is needed on the effects of LTE and other forms of cell phone radiation but the evidence is already compelling.  Many scientific and medical experts are sounding the alarm.

    About the Author

    Since falling prey to a violent reaction to his cell phone in 2002 Lloyd Burrell has spent the last 10 years researching the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on health.

    You can download his free EMF Protection Health Report and subscribe to his newsletter by visiting his website http://www.electricsense.com./

    He is also the author of an eBook entitled “How To Beat Electrical Sensitivity”, which offers a solution to the growing number of people whose health is being compromised by exposure to wireless and similar technologies, also available through his website.

    References:

    1 Bin Lv, Zhiye Chen, Tongning Wu, Qing Shao, Duo Yan, Lin Ma, Ke Lu, Yi Xie. The alteration of spontaneous low frequency oscillations caused by acute electromagnetic fields exposure. Clinical Neurophysiology. Published online 4 September 2013.

    http://www.prlog.org/12215083-lte-cell-phone-radiation-affects-brain-activity-in-cell-phone-users.html

    Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of WakingTimes or its staff.

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