• 14 JUN 13

    You really are addicted to your cellphone

    In her 2011 book Disconnect, National Book Award finalist, former senior White House health advisor and internationally regarded epidemiologist Devra Davis revealed that the cellphone industry is knowingly exposing us to dangerous levels of electromagnetic radiation. No small problem when you consider that of the roughly 7 billion people on this planet, about 6 billion of us now use mobile phones.

    In a recent analysis for the Huffington Post, Davis examined the cellphone industry’s long-term strategy, devised in the early ’90s, to deal with studies showing cellphone radiation damages DNA: “war-game the science.” Noted in a 1994 Motorola memo, this strategy, wrote Davis, “remains alive and well” today, the latest example occurring just last month. When the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published newly detailed documentation for its yearlong 2011 expert review—which declared cellphone radiation a “possible human carcinogen” (same as lead and DDT)—the multi-trillion-dollar cellular industry responded by citing a new dubious report out of Taiwan.

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    • 21 MAR 10

    #1231: UK rehab clinic for technology addicts founded

    Sent in by Iris Atzmon: The Telegraph (UK) Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/children_shealth/7467200/Rehab-clinic-for- children-internet-and-technology-addicts-founded.html Rehab clinic for children internet and technology addicts founded Britain’s first internet rehab clinic has been founded amid fears children as young as 12 are addicted to the web, computer games and mobile phones. By Andrew Hough 18 Mar 2010 School children on computers:

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    • 09 JUN 09

    #1068: Spanish paper on cell phone addition now available online

    A new paper has been added to the www.emfacts.com web site. Titled “Addiction to cell phones: are there neurophysiological mechanisms involved?” ,the paper by Afonso Balmori and Maria Paz de la Puente, looks at cell phone use as an addiction problem, especially for children and young people. Originally published in the Spanish magazine Proyecto, Vol.

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    • 24 MAR 09

    #1039: Early research indicated addictive nature of microwave exposure

    Following is a 2001 New York Times interview with Eleanor Adair who played a central role in the establishment of the IEEE C95.1 RF/MW standard.Besides being a fundamentalist believer in the safety of microwaves Adair conducted research on behalf of the U.S. Air Force to prove that microwaves were safe – conveniently supporting Air Force

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    • 24 MAR 09

    #1038: HEALTH FEARS FOR MOBILE ‘ADDICTS’

    From the CHEEMF list: London Daily Express, England. 23 March 2009 HEALTH FEARS FOR MOBILE ‘ADDICTS’ http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/90589/Health-fears-for-mobile-addicts- By Mark Reynolds MILLIONS of youngsters are spending up to six hours a day on their mobile phones, according to new research published yesterday. And the figures have prompted fears that the nation is sitting on a health

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    • 14 JUN 08

    #902: Children, 12 and 13, treated for addiction to mobile phones

    From Yasmin Skelt, Mast Sanity (UK): To see this story with its related links on the guardian.co.uk site, go to http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jun/13/spain.mobilephones Children, 12 and 13, treated for addiction to mobile phones · They spent six hours a day on them, says psychiatrist · Spanish cases may be tip of iceberg, expert warns * Graham Keeley

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    • 06 SEP 07

    #796: More on the “striking” Bipolar Illness increase in the US

    While going through my email messages I find that Andrew Goldsworthy also raises the mobile phone issue with the apparent increase in bipolar disease in the US. Note the statement by Dr. Mark Olfson in the below article “I have been studying trends in mental health services for some time, and this finding really stands

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    • 06 SEP 07

    #795: Surge in youth bipolar disorder

    Here could be a worthwhile avenue of research on mobile phone use by young people. Could mobile phone use be a factor in bipolar disorder and/or should it be considered in treatment? Perhaps the apparent “surge” may be just due to over-diagnosing or better reporting as mark Olfson suggests below but the advice of the

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    • 15 APR 07

    #701: Part III: New Spanish paper on cell phone addiction

    Patricia Garcia continues to work on translating the Spanish paper and here is the third installment. Don In this brief review we will analyze the confirmed effects that these radiations have on neurotransmitters and post-synaptic receptors that could help us understand the possibly addictive effect similar to that produced by conventional drugs. Henry Lai, the

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    • 14 APR 07

    #700: The HESE Project on cell phone addiction

    For more on this important topic see the excellent HESE Project (UK) website: http://www.hese-project.org/hese-uk/en/issues/emr.php?id=phoneaddiction From the site: Mobile phone addiction? As you will see below from the news around the world, early recognition of repetitive strain disorders from too much texting has been replaced with real concerns about addiction. This has three aspects to it

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    • 13 APR 07

    #699: Part II: New Spanish paper on cell phone addiction

    Here is a further English translation from the Spanish paper. Very thought provoking information, to say the least. Don SIMILITUDES WITH THE CONVENTIONAL ADDICTIVE PROCESS Although the accepted international classifications that are habitually used in clinical psychology consider addictions and those disorders of the control of impulses as independent entities, they have many similitudes between

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    • 12 APR 07

    #698: New Spanish paper on cell phone addiction

    Last week Alfonso Balmori sent me a new Spanish paper on cell phone addiction. Trying the usual Internet free translation services proved to be absolutely hopeless but thanks to an old high school friend who lives in Seville, Spain a translation is underway. Below is the first installment. I can email the Spanish paper if

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    • 06 APR 07

    #694: Clarification to post #692

    Please note that the notice sent to me on post #692 is not an accurate representation of what was actually said on the program and I have since amended it on the web site. The following is what actually was said by Cindy Sage. Please delete #692. From a program aired on “Your Own Health

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    • 06 APR 07

    #692: Are cell phone microwaves addictive?

    From a program aired on “Your Own Health and Fitness” Tuesday 3 April 2007 @ 1:00 PM – http://www.kpfa.org/ Highlights: Researcher Cindy Sage discussed the science reporting that exposure to RF from cell phones can activate the endogenous opioid system of the brain – the addictive center of the brain.  If so, then we should

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    • 22 MAR 07

    #683: The rise of technology addiction

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/6411495.stm The rise of technology addiction The Blackberry mobile device allows users to send e-mails The seemingly exponential growth of portable technology has sparked fears that people are becoming addicted or swamped by gadgets and their uses.  One major consequence of this phenomenon is that the line between work and private life is much more

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    • 18 MAR 07

    #680:Paediatricians warn against mobile phones

    From Sylvie: http://www.001.be.cx/ Paediatricians warn against mobile phones Tue 13/03/07 – A group of Flemish paediatricians has started a campaign to stop children under 16 years of age from using mobile phones. That’s according to a report by the daily Het Laatste Nieuws. The doctors will act as a sort of pressure group under the

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    • 06 MAR 07

    #665: Four in ten young adults are mobile-phone addicts (Spain)

    From Sarah Dacre: http://prensa.ugr.es/prensa/research/verNota/prensa.php?nota=434 25/02/2007 Four in ten young adults are mobile-phone addicts, a behaviour that can cause severe psychological disorders – Almost half Spaniards between 18 and 25 spend more than four hours a day hooked on their mobile phones while talking, sending text messages or giving missed calls. – The author of this

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    • 29 OCT 06

    #578: A recent poll suggests widespread cell phone use is a social malady

    The weblog version of this message is at: https://www.emfacts.com/weblog/index.php?p=578 From Robert Reidlinger: A recent poll suggests widespread cell phone use is a social malady. One scientist think it’s a lot worse than that By RUSS FRANCIS © Copyright 2006 Monday Magazine http://web.bcnewsgroup.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=117&cat=23&id=758746&more= Hazard? Invisible Oct 26 2006 One in 10 Canadians would rather lose their

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    • 23 OCT 06

    #571: Australian survey measures national mobile addiction

    The weblog version of this message is at: #571: Australian survey measures national mobile addiction NOTE: I have added a new category to this web log – Cell phone addiction At the Sept 2004 International Conference on Mobile Communications and Health: Medical, Biological and Social Problems, held in Moscow, I asked Yuri Grigoriev about addiction

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