Written by: Ryan McCaughey, PhD  A study from Yale University and the Connecticut Health Department found that heavy cell phone use could be linked to thyroid cancer.[i] Men who used cell phones for more than 15 years had over twice the risk of thyroid cancer as compared to non-cell phone users after controlling for other factors. Women who used cell phones for more than two hours per day had a 52% greater risk of thyroid cancer as compared to non-cell phone users. Although borderline not statistically significant, the authors conclude that “the suggestive elevated risk of thyroid microcarcinoma associated with...

READ ARTICLE

Ryan McCaughey, PhD The National Toxicology Program (NTP) concluded there is “clear evidence” that male rats exposed to high levels of RF radiation like that used in cell phones developed cancerous heart tumors, according to a report released on November 1st 2018.[i] There was also “some evidence” of tumors in the brain and adrenal gland of exposed male rats. The $30 million NTP studies took more than 10 years to complete and are the most comprehensive assessment, to date, of health effects in animals exposed to RF radiation emitted by cell phones. Although animal studies can’t perfectly replicate human cell...

READ ARTICLE

Written by, Ryan McCaughey, PhD   How does the RF exposure from the new iPhones compare to previous generations and other phones? The FCC maintains a database of SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) reports for RF transmitting devices, with every device given a unique FCC ID for reference. Each SAR report[i] contains extensive information (hundreds of pages) about the RF exposure from all the phone’s antennas (including cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth), all the technologies (e.g. 2G, 3G and LTE), all the frequency bands, and all the use case scenarios (e.g. against the head, worn on the body, in hotspot mode, etc.)....

READ ARTICLE

Should you be concerned about 5G? As the latest wireless communications technology begins to be deployed, should you be concerned about its risk to your health? The health effects of current wireless communication technology are still being investigated with controversial outcomes showing potentially harmful biological effects and many unknowns. Yet a whole new untested spectrum of electromagnetic waves is about to be unleashed. What is 5G? 5G is the fifth generation of wireless communication, that promises faster data rates, lower latency and greater capacity. This will be achieved with new data encoding methods and the use of new transmission frequencies....

READ ARTICLE

Written By: Ryan McCaughey, PhD. Modern wireless technology, including cell phones, cordless phones, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, smart utility meters, and radio and TV transmission, rely on radio frequency (RF) fields to communicate. Medical scanners, radar systems and microwave ovens also use radio frequency fields. RF broadly refers to electromagnetic waves oscillating between one hundred thousand times per second (100 kHz) to three hundred billion times per second (300 gigahertz). Cell phones transmit and receive signals in the range 600 megahertz (MHz) to 3 GHz. The intensity of electromagnetic radiation can be expressed as microwatts per square-centimeter (µW/cm2) which refers...

READ ARTICLE

Written By: Ryan McCaughey, PhD. Scientists have found that cell phone radiation exposure has a negative effect on memory performance in adolescents. A study of over 600 12 to 17 year olds at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) found cumulative cell phone RF exposure over one year may have a negative effect on the development of figural memory performance.[i] Figural memory, which is the ability to recall abstract shapes, is mainly located in the right brain hemisphere and association with RF was more pronounced in adolescents using the phone on the right side of the head....

READ ARTICLE