We may be paying a very high price for much of the technology we use every day to make life easier or more fun. Take the ordinary mobile or cell phone. It's become such a useful tool that we think we just can not live without it. Yet the plain truth is that some people, especially children, may live much shorter lives because of it.
Almost twenty years ago, Dr. Andrew Michrowski, president of the Planetary Association for Clean Energy Incorporated, said, "The world does not realize the seriousness of the electromagnetic pollution problem that exists today". But now, scientists are beginning to take note because recent studies have uncoformed a pattern linking frequent use of mobile phones to increased risk of brain tumors. Faculty and staff of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute were warned to limit their use of cell phones because of the risk of cancer.
Children especially should be protected, warned the Institute Director, Dr. Ronald Herberman. Toronto's department of public health has already issued a statement advising children under young children to use mobile phones for emergencies only, and teens to limit their use to 10 minutes.
Cell or mobile phones are only the tip of the problem. Microwave ovens, computers, television, satellites and power lines also emit electromagnetic frequencies at dangerous levels. A major study found that children born within 200 meters of an overhead power line had a 70% increased risk of leukemia. Those living 200 – 600 meters from power lines had a 20% increased risk (Reported in British Medical Journal, vol 330, p 1290).
Cancer is not the only danger. According to Dr. Michroswki, "cancer, birth defects, reduced immunization to disease, even new sicknesses have been linked to extended exposure to electromagnetic fields of specific frequencies and intensities". So have other physical stresses, which are still on the rise.
You can help protect yourself and your family with special electromagnetic shielding devices, including a Mobile Phone Protector Plate, a small flexible device that is easily attached to the phone. After looking into many options, I found these devices to offer the most effective and affordable protection against electromagnetic redundancies (EMFs).
Political action is also called for, says Dr. Michrowski. "Since all living organizations on earth are exposed to electromagnetic radiation, it is urgent to establish standards of acceptable exposure levels for various frequencies of electromagnetic radiation."
Mobile phones also present another health threat: contact allergies. The prestigious Mayo Clinic in the US considers nickel allergies "one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis." What's this got to do with mobile phones? It seems that about half of mobile phones have free (not bound) nickel on their surface, in buttons, decorative logos and other parts. This can cause rashes on the fingertips and face of sensitive people. That's one more reason to limit your child's access to the mobile phone, especially if there is an existing allergy to nickel or costume jewelery.