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    Mobile phones and brain cancer: ‘no evidence of health risk’ is not the same as ‘safe’

    NOTE: Dr Maryanne Demasi who wrote the below article in the Guardian is also presenting tonight’s Australian ABC Catalyst program mentioned in an earlier posting. So please tune in to the program – and most likely read the unhappy industry friendly spin on it the next day on the ARPANSA and ACEBR websites.

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    Mobile phones and brain cancer: ‘no evidence of health risk’ is not the same as ‘safe’
    Maryanne Demasi

    We exist in a sea of radiofrequency radiation never before seen in human history. Are we lab rats in an experiment with no controls?

    Excerpt:
    Do mobile phones cause brain cancer?

    This has been an ongoing debate for decades, but whenever someone asks this question, it’s usually met with scepticism and the debate is shunned. I used to react the same way. But once I started digging into the evidence, it became clear to me that the answer was much more complex than I had imagined.

    There are over 6 billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide, many of them smart phones, with Wi-Fi functionality. Since the widespread use of mobile phones, overall brain cancer rates have not increased and this is often used as proof that mobile phones are safe. But this is short sighted, mainly because brain cancer can take decades to develop and being also rare, it’s unlikely to show up easily in data from the general population. In fact, US statistics do show an increase in brain tumours in younger people.

    Nowadays, it’s not just mobile phones that have a growing number of scientists concerned. There are also Wi-Fi enabled devices like laptops, tablets, even watches and other wireless gadgets, like baby monitors and game consoles. We place them close to our bodies or we give them to children to play with, not realising that these devices also emit the same type of radiation as mobile phones. On top of that, there are Wi-Fi networks, which blanket our homes, our schools and our cities with an artificial electrosmog.

    We now exist in a sea of radiofrequency (RF) radiation, never before seen in human history. The levels of artificial electromagnetic radiation have reportedly reached a quintillion (1018) times higher than the natural background levels.

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    Read the full article here
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