Although the terms 'cell phone radiation,' 'cellular phone radiation' and 'mobile phone radiation' are the terms most frequently associated with the wireless controversy being debated globally, the controversy itself is relevant for all wireless communication products, as well as wired products that require alternating current. See AegisGuard™ LS Radiation Shields to learn how to protect yourself from the radiation emitted by wired and wireless products, including phones, handhelds, pagers, computers, and wireless headsets.
It is easy to become confused when attempting to understand the conflicting information about the health effects attributed to wireless communication products, particularly when it relates to cell phone radiation. News reports describing studies funded by or under the auspices of the industry typically begin with titles such as "No Evidence Found" or "Clean Bill Of Heath." But upon careful examination, there is always a caveat such as "additional studies are required" or "the results are inconclusive." In fact, there has never been a study or report stating that wireless products are totally safe, including those funded by the industry. Industry funded studies always add the caveat "additional studies are required."
If you use a cellular phone or any other wireless product, you should be concerned and understand the facts surrounding the wireless controversy.
The World Health Organization (WHO) / International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a press release on May 31, 2011 advising cellular phone radiation may cause cancer, reversing their earlier position assuring consumers that no adverse health effects were established. WHO now includes mobile phone use in their same carcinogenic hazard category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.
Respected scientists and others involved with the wired and wireless product radiation controversy believe the widespread use of these products is the largest epidemiological experiment in history using unwilling test subjects. Frequently referring to irrefutable evidence confirming the health risks attributed to cell phone and tower radiation and SAR safety standard deficiencies, they cite the failure of any study to prove these products are safe, including studies funded by the industry. In fact, the FDA knew in 1993 that wireless products "can accelerate the development of cancer," according to a report in the February, 2003 issue of Microwave News. Click here for additional information.
Despite the risks, manufacturers, carriers and most regulatory agencies insist their products comply with SAR thermal safety standards and therefore are safe. In fact, SAR has never been proven to be a valid measurement for determining the safety of any other wireless product. The use of these standards are being debated globally and it is virtually impossible for cell phone manufacturers to obtain product liability insurance for their products.