In 2011, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified mobile phone radiation as Group 2B - possibly carcinogenic. That means that there "could be some risk" of carcinogenicity, so additional research into the long-term, heavy use of mobile phones needs to be conducted. After that, WHO precised that "to date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use." Some national radiation advisory authorities have recommended measures to minimize exposure to their citizens as a precautionary approach.
Part of the radio waves emitted by a mobile telephone handset are absorbed by the body. The radio waves emitted by a GSM handset can have a peak power of 2 watts, and a US analogue phone had a maximum transmit power of 3.6 watts
One well-understood effect of microwave radiation is dielectric heating, in which any dielectric material (such as living tissue) is heated by rotations of polar molecules induced by the electromagnetic field. In the case of a person using a cell phone, most of the heating effect will occur at the surface of the head, causing its temperature to increase by a fraction of a degree
Don't put it in your pocket, and always use speakerphone.
Add: as for wifi being practically everywhere in high-density populations, we're going to be adapting to it, as it's a near-constant. I'm more concerned about randomly putting radiation next to my skull at inconsistent times of the day, every day, and for differing durations. That seems difficult for the body to adequately adjust to. Not worth the risk.
reply to post by 0bserver1
Cell phones cause cancer? So can everything else.
If cell phones really did give us cancer we would all be in hospital treating our phone cancers by now
reply to post by HardCorps
I know we are exposed to this every day but how long would it take that it will affect the brain such way that you have to quit using those phones or in another way like using hands free sets ?
After seeing the video I'm really starting to think to minimize or maybe totally quit using the cellphone if I can....