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Is there a connection between cell phones and cancer? Here are 44 reasons to believe that cell phones can cause cancer
Cell phones emit microwave radio-frequency radiation. Fact.
This radiation has the ability to penetrate our bodies. Fact.
Our governments do virtually nothing to protect us from these dangers. Fact.
And yet there is strong evidence and multiple peer reviewed studies that indicate that cell phones cause cancer and other diseases.
Take a look for yourself at these facts.
But first let's just consider what cancer is.
Cancer And DNA
The National Cancer Institute says,
Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal
cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues ...
all cancers begin in cells ... cells grow and divide in a controlled way
to produce more cells as they are needed to keep the body healthy. When
cells become old or damaged, they die and are replaced with new cells.
However, sometimes this orderly process goes wrong. The genetic material
(DNA) of a cell can become damaged or changed, producing mutations that
affect normal cell growth and division. When this happens, cells do not
die when they should and new cells form when the body does not need
So cancer typically involves abnormal cell division and DNA damage
and in some cases cells may form a mass of tissue called a tumor.
Types Of Brain Tumor
Gliomas, a type of tumor that starts in the brain or spine are
typically malignant. Gliomas are particularly deadly. Most people
survive only 1 to 3 years after diagnosis.
Acoustic neuromas, though non-malignant (low-grade cancer), are in many cases life threatening given that they are an intracranial tumor.
The 44 Reasons
1. Cellular Damage: Telecoms giant T-Mobile in Germany commissioned an independent study to review all relevant research on the health risks from wireless telecommunications. It was concluded that,
On the cellular level, a multitude of studies found the
type of damage from high frequency electromagnetic fields which is
important for cancer initiation and cancer promotion."
Brain Tumors And Brain Cancers
2. Significantly Increased Risk of Glioma: Gliomas are becoming increasingly common. The $25 million Interphone Study found that:
... regular use of a cell phone by adults can
significantly increase the risk of gliomas by 40% with 1640 hours or
more of use (this is about one half hour per day over ten years)."
2 INTERPHONE Study Group. Brain tumour risk in relation to mobile
telephone use: results of the INTERPHONE international case-control
study. Int J Epidemiol (2010); 39(3):675-694
3. Tumor Risk on Cell Phone Side of Head: Again from the Interphone Study -
currently the big daddy of cell phone radiation studies it being the
largest and longest study on the link between cell phones and brain
tumors - it also found, "tumors were more likely to occur on the side of
the head most used for calling."
4. Harmful Association Between Cell Phone Radiation and Tumors: A review of
23 epidemiological studies by 7 scientists on the link between cell
phones and cancer concluded, "harmful association." One of the reports
authors commenting the
study results said, "although as a whole the data varied, among the 10
higher quality studies, we found a harmful association between phone use
and tumor risk. The lower quality studies, which failed to meet
scientific best practices, were primarily industry funded."
5. Increased Risk For Glioma and Acoustic Neuroma: the studies performed by the Hardell Research Group are widely regarded as being amongst the best. This recent study finds, "A
consistent pattern of increased risk for glioma and acoustic neuroma
associated with use of wireless phones." These findings are consistent
with their earlier studies.
6. Temporal Lobe & Glioma Risk: A recent French study found
evidence of an increased risk of glioma and temporal lobe tumors. The
study found that, "risks were higher for gliomas, temporal tumours,
occupational and urban mobile phone use." According to EMF watchdog Powerwatch this
is an important paper, "that confirms existing studies and which should
help move the IARC RF evaluation strongly towards a Group 2A -
'probable human carcinogen'."
7. Increased Risk of Acoustic Neuroma in Long-Term Users of Cell Phones: A recent study on
790,000 middle aged women in the UK found that, "women who used cell
phones for ten or more years were two-and- a-half times more likely to
develop an acoustic neuroma. Their risk of acoustic neuroma increased
with the number of years they used cell phones."
8. Increased Risk of Acoustic Neuroma: Research conducted by Lonn suggests, "an increased risk of acoustic neuroma associated with mobile phone use of at least 10 years' duration."
9. Brain Tumor Risk is Higher on 'Cell Phone' Side of Head: A research paper that
reviewed 11 studies found, "a link between prolonged cell phone usage
and the development of an ipsilateral [same side of head as cell
phone] brain tumor."
10. Meningioma: This Swedish study looked
at adult brain tumor cases diagnosed over a two year period. Although
the study concluded that, "no conclusive evidence of an association
between use of mobile and cordless phones and meningioma was found." The
studies authors did say, "an indication of increased risk was seen in
the group with highest cumulative use."
11. Malignant Brain Tumors: Recent work by Hardell looked
at long-term use of mobile and cordless phones. In conclusion it was
found that, "this study confirmed previous results of an association
between mobile and cordless phone use and malignant brain tumors. These
findings provide support for the hypothesis that RF-EMFs play a role
both in the initiation and promotion stages of carcinogenesis."
Image: Hardell Research Group
Other Cancers And Tumors
12. Cancer of the Pituitary Gland: The pituitary
gland, considered by many to be the "master gland" of the body, is a pea
sized organ located in the middle of the base of the brain that
produces hormones that play a major role in regulating vital body
functions and general well-being. This study (already referenced above) also found that,
the risk of cancer of the pituitary gland more was more
than twice as high among women who used a cell phone for less than five
years as compared to never users."
13. Thyroid Cancer: The
thyroid gland is situated in the neck. Using a cell phone against your
ear exposes your thyroid to cell phone radiation. A recent Israeli study observing
that, "the incidence of thyroid cancer has been on the rise in Israel
for more than a decade which matches the rise in the use of
cellphones" collected human thyroid cells from healthy patients and
subjected them to radiation. The study found, "evidence of changes in
thyroid cells in response to electromagnetic radiation."
14. Melanoma Risk: Melanoma is a cancer that starts in a certain type of skin cell. A Swedish study found
"a very clear association between increasing use of mobile phones and
increasing rates of head melanoma in Nordic countries."
Image: Örjan Hallberg
15. Stem Cell Cancer: In a controversial US study on 29
cases of neuroepithelial tumors, cell phone users accounted for 11 of
them. These initial results indicated a near tripling in the risk of
neuroepithelial tumors through cell phone use. The published results
were revised to reflect a doubling of risk and then reported as not
16. Oral Cancer: An Israeli study on
460 cases of parotid gland tumors found, "based on the largest number
of benign PGT patients reported to date, our results suggest an
association between cellular phone use and PGTs [parotid gland tumors]."
The parotid is the salivary gland near the cheek where many users hold
their cell phone.
17. Parotid Malignant Tumors: Another Israeli study analyzed
deaths as recorded on the National Cancer Registry over a 36 year
period found, "the total number of parotid gland cancers in Israel
increased 4-fold from 1970 to 2006 , whereas other major salivary gland
cancers remained stable."
Image: Environmental Health Trust
18. Leukemia: A comprehensive review of
over a dozen studies including studies on exposures from cell tower
radiation, TV and Radio broadcast towers concluded, "cancer, especially
brain tumor and leukemia, but all other cancers also."
19. Lymph Node Cancer: In an Australian study one
hundred mice were exposed to RF radiation for two 30-minute periods per
day for up to 18 months. The authors called the increased incidence of
lymphoma "highly significant." They added that "it is very unlikely that
the faster onset of cancer was due to chance."
20. Multifocal Breast Cancer: American researchers studied
four young women with breast cancer. They found that, "all patients
regularly carried their smartphones directly against their breasts in
their brassieres for up to 10 hours a day, for several years, and
developed tumors in areas of their breasts immediately underlying the
21. Eye Cancer: A German Study has
established a link between uveal melanoma and cell phone radiation and
similar exposures. The study "found an elevated risk for exposure to
radiofrequency-transmitting devices." Another study found ocular symptoms and sensations in long term users of mobile phones.
22. Diverse Cancerous Tumors: A Brazilian Study established
a direct link between various cancer deaths such as tumors in the
prostate, breast, lung, kidneys and liver in Brazil's third largest
city, and cell phone tower radiation exposures. The study found that,
"more than 81 percent of people who die in Belo Horizonte by specific
types of cancer live less than 500 meters away from the 300 identified
cell phone antennas in the city".
This same study also lists more than a dozen other research papers that
have found a link between different cancers and cell phone/cell tower
Cell Phone Subscriptions And Brain Tumors
23. Cell Phone Subscription Link to Brain Tumors: A U.S. study analyzed the number of cell phone subscriptions and brain tumors in nineteen US states, they concluded,
the very linear relationship between cell phone usage
and brain tumor incidence is disturbing and certainly needs further
24. Brain Cancer Incidence Increases Over Time (U.S): Another U.S. study of
brain cancer incidence trends in relation to cell phone use in the
United States found, "there was a statistically significant increasing
trend between 1992 and 2006 among females but not among males. The
recent trend in 20-29-year-old women was driven by a rising incidence of
frontal lobe cancers."
25. Brain Cancer Incidence Increases Over Time (Europe): Studies
carried out in Norway, Finland and the U.K. have identified a similar
trend of an increase in the incidence of brain cancer over time. In the UK study the incidence of malignant brain tumors close to where you hold your phone was highlighted.
Source: Mobile Phone Use and Cancer Risk - Research on a Group 2B Carcinogen. Joel M. Moskowitz Ph.D.
Other Effects On the Brain
26. Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) Permeability: The BBB
is a membrane which prevents toxic materials from the blood from
entering the brain. It was first discovered in 1975 that RF radiation
causes the BBB to leak, since then at least a dozen laboratories around the world have corroborated this effect. There's no consensus on the link between BBB damage and cancer but some studies elude to this.
27. Brain Cell Loss: A Turkish study on
adult female rats that were exposed to a 900 MHz electromagnetic field
found that, "EMF exposure caused a significant decrease of the ... cell
number ... additionally, cell loss can be seen." In their conclusions
the researchers drew parallels between these exposures and teenagers'
brains that are exposed to cell phone radiation.
28. Brain Activity: Researchers in China exposed
18 participants to RF radiation (LTE) for 30 minutes which was well
within international (ICNIRP) cell phone legal limits. They concluded
that, "30min LTE RF-EMF exposure modulated the spontaneous low frequency
fluctuations in some brain regions."
29. Brain Blood Flow Affected: This Finnish brain imaging study found
that "that the EMF emitted by a commercial mobile phone affects rCBF
[regional cerebral blood flow] in humans." This suggests that cell phone
radiation affects neuronal activity.
30. Texting Affects Memory: An Australian study on
young adolescents found "students who reported making or receiving more
voice or SMS calls per week, and in particular more of both,
demonstrated shorter response times on learning tasks, but less accurate
One way cancer and other diseases are believed to develop is when the
DNA (genetic information) in a cell becomes damaged. This damage
mutates the DNA. There are many studies linking cell phone radiation
exposures to different types of DNA damage.
31. Single and Double-Strand DNA Breaks: In pioneering work a University of Washington team found DNA single strand breaks from RF radiation exposures on rats in an initial study. A subsequent study found single and double-strand DNA breaks.
32. Various Genetic Effects: An Austrian study analyzed
the results of 101 different published articles on the effects of radio
frequency EMFs on DNA. The study concluded that, "there is ample
evidence that RF-EMF can alter the genetic material of exposed cells."
33. Increased Rates of Micronuclei: Micronuclei proliferation indicates a type of DNA damage strongly associated with cancer. A Brazilian study found
that, "electromagnetic field irradiation [low level cell phone type
exposures] during pregnancy leads to an increase in erythrocytes
micronuclei incidence in rat offspring." Several studies have found
increased rates of micronuclei in the body following exposures to RF
34. Heat Shock Proteins (HSPs) Production Decreased: A U.S. study exposed
chick embryo's to RF radiation. They concluded that, "this EMF-induced
decrease in HSP70 levels and resulting decline in cytoprotection
suggests a mechanism by which daily exposure (such as might be
experienced by mobile phone users) could enhance the probability of
cancer and other diseases."
35. Oxidative DNA Damage: The Guler study
in Turkey exposed female and male infant rabbits to 1800 MHz radio
frequency radiation and found, "GSM-like RF radiation may induce
biochemical changes by increasing free radical attacks to structural
biomolecules." Free radical damage is associated with the development of cancer.
36. DNA Strand Breaks: This Austrian study exposed human and rat cells to mobile phone radiation and found, "DNA single- and double-strand breaks."
37. Changes in Gene Expression: The Belyaev study found that, exposing the "rat brain to 915 MHz GSM microwaves induces changes in gene expression." Other studies suggest that, "subtle changes of gene expression associated with [disease]."
38. Genotoxic Effects: The Schwarz study
exposed human cells to 1,950 MHz UMTS. It concluded that "UMTS exposure
may cause genetic alterations in some but not in all human cells in
39. Neurotransmitters Impacted: This Bavarian study
followed 60 people over one and a half years following the installation
of a new cell phone base station in their village. The study concluded
that, "the effects showed a dose-response relationship," that it had
"occurred well below current limits for technical RF radiation
exposures" and that these effects have "great relevance for health
and [are] well known to damage human health in the long run." In other
words the more people were exposed to cell phone type radiation the
bigger the impact on their health.
40. Chromosome Damage: A Belgian study reviewed
16 expert gene monitoring studies from around the world. In 13 of the
16 independent studies performed worldwide it was found that,
"RF-exposed individuals have increased frequencies of genetic damage
(e.g., chromosomal aberrations)."
41. Central Nervous System: US based researcher Dr. Henry Lai comments that there are several studies which
show that repeated RF exposure at relatively low power caused
morphological changes in the central nervous system, "changes in
morphology, especially cell death, could have an important implication
on health. Injury-induced cell proliferation has been hypothesized as a
cause of cancer."
Reading Between The Lines
The studies don't tell all of the story. Here are some other things you need to know.
42. Latency Period Before Diagnosis: To put this in
the words of researcher Dr. Martin Blank "cancers do not form
overnight." In almost all cases, cancerous tumors take many years to
form and metastasize." According to Dr. Blank's statements, then cancers
are overpowered. This would suggest that we might be sitting on a cell
phone radiation cancer time bomb.
43. Cell Phone Radiation Cancer Time Bomb: To give a
sense to what this latency period could mean in terms of the incidence
of brain tumors in the years to come, researcher Lloyd Morgan produced
this alarming graphic showing that brain tumor cases could reach
epidemic proportions within the next decade:
44. Flawed Research: Not all of the research points
to a link between cell phone radiation and cancer. But then that's
hardly surprising given the lengths some researchers go to, to skew the
results. This research paper also
lays bare the phenomenon of study bias. This can take many different
shapes and forms; insufficient latency time, incorrect definition of
"regular" cell phone user, cell phones radiating higher power levels in
rural areas not investigated, exposure to other transmitting sources not
considered, exclusion of brain tumor cases due to death or illness,
The Tip Of The Iceberg
There is lot of interest surrounding the link between cell phone
radiation and cancer. But cancer is only the tip of the iceberg.
Microwave radio-frequency radiation exposures of the type emitted by
cell phones are also linked to many other diseases and potentially life
threatening illnesses, including:
sperm damage & male infertility
vascular system disease
dizziness and fatigue
bone marrow interference
altered calcium level in cells
reduction in night-time melatonin
suppression of the immune system
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Article originally published: 2014-12-13 Article updated: 2019-08-26
Since falling prey to a
violent reaction to his cell phone in 2002 Lloyd Burrell has spent the
last 10 years researching the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs)
You can download his free EMF Protection Health Report and subscribe to his newsletter by visiting his website https://www.electricsense.com.
is also the author of an eBook entitled "How To Beat Electrical
Sensitivity", which offers a solution to the growing number of people
whose health is being compromised by exposure to wireless and similar
technologies, also available through his website.
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