Alexandra Bruce & RJ Hender
Mon, Oct 28, 2013
Subject: Cell Phones Cooking Your Children's Brains
Cell Phone Confessions
Today I thought I would offer my Cell Phone Confessions.
When I was in gradeschool I saw a report that one day in America we would be able to walk down the sidewalk and carry our phone with us. That seemed like such a cool idea.
As I got out of High School in 1978 I began working in construction and on the job we were not available by phone. Several years later, as mobile phones became available, I bought one of those first mobile phones – the brick. My brick phone fit well in my work pouch and my wife could reach me if an emergency would come up.
A few years later I got a hold of my new Treo cell phone. The new phone technology was so cool. My Treo phone was smaller than the brick and it had more options for me than just a phone. As I used this cell phone again and again I began noticing that I could feel my head warm up and I could feel my skull shake. I think it wasn’t very noticeable at first. As I continued to use my Treo phone more and more I could feel pain, in my head, every time I used it. I came face to face with a very difficult decision. Was I willing to walk away from the convenience of my mobile phone in exchange for my own health? I haven’t done anything specifically to check out the damage that may have taken place because of this cell phone.
I’ve taken a look at recent Scientific Reports of ‘ Cooking the Brain, ‘ that suggest that the brains of children are more likely to be harmed by cell phones than adults. One of the reports suggests that adults have a thicker skull. Well, I have 11 children and count on it – my kids have thick skulls. Any way, The cell phone industry has been fighting these public reports on the harm that cell phones are causing our children and the rest of us.
Are you giving your children cell phones? I know that as children whine and complain they can persuade us to do just about anything. I think that children do not need a cell phone. Between silly talks between their classmates and texting and sexting activity our kids do not really need a mobile phone.
Recently I found that some iPhone providers are including a radiation warning with every phone they cell. According to the iPhone warning it may be safer for cell phone users to hold their phone 10m away from their head.
Cooking the Brain can’t be an issue that we ignore.
Please, don’t give a cell phone to your child.
Forbidden Knowledge TV firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
A scientific paper bravely published by a leading radiation biologist, Prof. Dariusz Leszczynski now allows top neurologists, like Keith Black, MD of Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Hospital to issue warnings to their patients about the dangers of cellphone use, which he describes as "Cooking the brain". The cell phone industry retaliated against Leszczynski by lobbying to have his funding stopped and in the meantime, insurance companies have also stopped coverage for health damages related to cell phone use.
In 2011, San Francisco, CA passed a law, which originally required retailers of cell phones to display the amount of radiation that was emitted by each unit. Lobbyists successfully had the law revised to simply inform people on ways to diminish their exposure to cell phone radiation.
Ellie Marks' husband had a golfball-sized tumor in his brain, next to where he regularly used his cellphone. It was removed and he subsequently suffered severe memory loss. She says that over 20 cities and states tried to pass similar legislation to that of San Francisco – and all were threatened with lawsuits from the cell phone industry.
Brent Bocook, a former US Olympic Champion Crew Team Member had a portion of his brain removed, right next to where he used to always place his cellphone. That particular portion of the brain is responsible for motor control and his surgery has left him almost completely disabled, physically.
He says he is spearheading a class action lawsuit against the industry because he believes that this is the only way that big business can be made to take responsibility for itself, as was the case with the tobacco industry.
He notes that cell phone use is much more dangerous for children because their skulls are a lot thinner. Brain tumors associated with cell phone use has replaced leukemia as the number one child-killer.
Truthseeker host, Daniel Bushell uses a radiation detector to measure the amount of radiation emanating from commonly-used household items:
*Microwave oven: 800 microvolts *WiFi Router: 800 microvolts *Tablet PC: 2,000 microvolts (watching a movie). *Smartphone: 40,000 microvolts (Samsung S3). This is over a thousand times the normal background radiation levels of 30 microvolts.
The use of cellphones and other wireless technologies is being called the next 'casualty catastrophe,' after tobacco and asbestos. iPhones now all contain a legal disclaimer page with fine print, which cannot be enlarged and which is relatively difficult to locate within the phone's navigation. It discloses the dangers of radiation exposure from cellphones and advises users to keep the device at least 10mm from the body.
At the same time, a wireless lobbying group called the CTIA assures us that "Radio waves from cellphones are safe" and studies paid for by the cellphone industry claim that, "Cellphone use causes no biological damage." However, independent studies consistently report serious health effects, ranging from DNA damage, a 300% reduction in sperm counts, 290% more brain tumors, autism and birth defects.
Former Senior White House Advisor, Epidemiologist, Dr. Devra Davis testified to the Senate and gives a hair-raising report here about the back-stories behind these contradictory scientific reports: The independent scientists who reported on the ill effects of cell phones found themselves under attack by the cellphone industry, who would attempt to get them fired and to get their funding taken away or else accuse them of fraud.
When that didn't work, they hired inexperienced scientists who didn't know anything about the subject to *look* like they were replicating the incriminating experiments and when all of the above didn't work, they wrote an internal memo, in which they stated, "We war-gamed the science."
Journalist, Anthony Gucciardi proved how easy it is for industry to plant fake science in respectable science publications, in the very similar case involving the drug Prozac, which was proven in the 1980s to increase the incidence of suicide among users and to cause violent behavior – but this was hidden from the public until 2005, until there was a BBC expose. In response, the manufacturers hired their own scientists to prove how "great" Prozac was.
Producers of anti-depressants have since been mandated to disclose these drugs' side effects, which one may read in their accompanying manuals or overhear, in the blindingly-fast and unintelligible disclosure statements that run during television advertisements for these products. Remember, virtually all the mass-murdering shooters in these recent attacks were taking this drug or else one of many similar fluoride-based, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI), at the time that they massacred people by the dozens. Gucciardi says he believes that once the public becomes aware of these dangerous side effects, the public outcry will be worse than it was for cigarettes.
Dr. Louis Slesin, editor of Microwave News since 1981 says, "The system is broken, nobody has been told the truth. It's crazy."
The science which would eventually prove that cigarettes and secondhand smoke damaged human health during the did not yet exist when tobacco was initially marketed – but cellphones were launched after preliminary science was already available as to its inherent dangers and these products were released into the public without any safety studies, whatsoever.
Dr. Slesin says, "The point is to take action." Action is already being taken outside the US: In Italy, a landmark supreme court ruling found a "causal link" between cell phone use and brain tumors. In France, WiFi is being taken down in schools and replaced with cabled Internet in and countries from Germany to Israel and Finland are moving to stop cell phone sales to kids. In the UK, children under the age of 18, have long been barred from cell phone use.
But of course, in the Good Ol' USA, the former chief lobbyist for the wireless industry, Thomas Wheeler was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to head up the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which regulates the safety of wireless devices, in yet another astonishing conflict-of-interest in the choice of appointed Federal Regulators, who better resemble wolves guarding the sheep, rather than advocates for the health of the public at-large.
Video (about 10 mins):
Cell Phones and Child Brains: 'Casualty Catastrophe'
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