While the jury is still out on whether or not cell phones can give you cancer, there are some things you can do to minimize your risk.
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mm electrosmog. You might not be able to see or feel it, but it’s there, emanating from cell phones, laptops, tablets—even the lamp on your nightstand. Scientists have long debated whether this form of energy has any adverse health effects, but studies so far have been inconclusive.
So what’s the problem? The trouble with most previous studies is that they have looked for links between cancer and overall exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs), rather than focusing on a specific mechanism by which EMFs might cause cancer. Now, a new study provides the first direct evidence that EMFs can damage DNA and lead to cancer
What is cancer?
Cancer is the name for a group of diseases that cause cells in the body to change and grow out of control. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body, where they continue to grow and form new tumors.
There are many different types of cancer, and each type has its own set of symptoms. Some types of cancer, such as leukemia and brain tumors, are more common in children. Other types, such as breast cancer and colon cancer, are more common in adults.
Cancer can be treated with surgery, radiation, or medications (chemotherapy). The type of treatment depends on the type of cancer and how advanced it is.
What causes cancer?
Cancer is caused by changes (mutations) to the DNA within cells. The DNA inside a cell is packaged into a large number of individual genes, each of which contains a set of instructions telling the cell what functions to perform, as well as how to grow and divide.
Mutations can occur in any of the genes that instructs a cell what to do. These mutated genes can be passed from one generation of cells to the next, meaning that the effect of a mutation will last for many years.
Mutations that occur in certain types of genes are more likely than others to cause cancer. These genes are important for controlling the growth and division of cells, and when they are mutated, they can cause cells to grow and divide uncontrollably. Cancer-causing gene mutations can be inherited from our parents or acquired during our lifetime.
How do phones give you cancer?
There is no one answer to this question as the science is still emerging. However, it is thought that phones give you cancer by emitting electromagnetic radiation (EMR). This radiation is a type of energy that is produced by moving electrons. It has been shown to damage cells and DNA, and has been linked to an increased risk of cancer.
EMR from phones is classified as a ‘possible human carcinogen’ by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). This means that there is limited evidence that it can cause cancer in humans, but the evidence is growing. The IARC has also classified EMR from other sources, such as power lines and microwaves, as ‘possible human carcinogens’.
There are several ways that EMR from phones could damage cells and DNA, including:
– by causing oxidative stress, which can damage cells and DNA
– by breaking DNA strands
– by generating reactive oxygen species (ROS), which can damage cells and DNA
– by causing inflammation
How does radiation cause cancer?
Different types of radiation cause different types of damage to the body. Ionizing radiation, such as that used in X-rays, can damage DNA and other molecules in the body. This type of damage can lead to cancer. Non-ionizing radiation, such as the kind emitted by cell phones, is not powerful enough to cause this type of damage. However, some studies have suggested that it could still have a small effect on the body.
What is the evidence that phones give you cancer?
There is no conclusive evidence that phones give you cancer, but there are some studies that suggest a possible link. The main concern is thatphones emit radiofrequency radiation (RF), which has been linked to cancer in animal studies.
Human studies are ongoing, but the limited data available does not show a clear link between RF exposure and cancer. However, some experts say that more research is needed to rule out a potential risk.
If you’re concerned about the possible risks of phone radiation, there are steps you can take to reduce your exposure. For example, you can use a hands-free device to keep the phone away from your head, or you can limit your use of cell phones.
Are some people more at risk than others?
Are some people more at risk than others?
There is no definitive answer to this question, as everyone’s individual susceptibility to cancer is unique. However, some groups of people may be more at risk than others, due to factors such as exposure to radiation or certain chemicals.
How can you protect yourself from phone radiation?
We’re constantly using our phones these days – for work, for socializing, for entertainment. But there’s growing concern about the potential health risks of all that screen time, including the risk of cancer.
So what can you do to protect yourself from phone radiation?
There are a few things you can do:
– Use a hands-free device: This will help to keep the phone away from your head.
– Limit your use: Try to limit your use of the phone, especially when it’s close to your head.
– Use speakerphone or headphones: This will also help to keep the phone away from your head.
– Keep the phone away from your body: When you’re not using it, keep it away from your body, in a bag or purse for example.
What do the experts say?
There is a lot of debate on whether or not cell phones can give you cancer. The World Health Organization classified cell phones as a “possible carcinogen” in 2011, but many experts say there is not enough evidence to say for sure.
Some studies have found an increased risk of brain tumors among people who use cell phones, but it’s not clear if this is due to the phone itself or other factors, such as exposure to radiation from other sources.
The bottom line is that more research is needed to determine if there is a link between cell phone use and cancer. In the meantime, it’s up to each individual to decide whether or not to use a cell phone.
Mobile phones emit radiofrequency radiation (RFR), a form of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, which can be absorbed by tissues closest to where the phone is held. The body absorbs energy from RFR in proportion to the frequency of the radiation, and its proximity to, and absorption by, the body.
RFR exposure from mobile phones decreases with increasing distance between the source and the user. The specific absorption rate (SAR) is a measure of the rate of RF energy absorption by the body from the phone, and is expressed in watts per kilogram (W/kg) of body weight.
There are no established health effects from exposure to low levels of RFR, such as those emitted by mobile phones. However, some scientific studies have suggested possible health effects from long-term, high level exposure to RFR. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified RFR as a “possible human carcinogen” based on limited evidence of an increased risk for glioma, a type of brain cancer1 , in humans exposed to high levels of RFR.
While more research is needed to better understand any possible health effects of RFR from mobile phones, and whether those effects may differ by mobile phone type or design (such as smartphones vs. flip phones), the available scientific evidence does not support an increased risk for brain cancer or other tumors related to mobile phone use.