Witnesses before a Senate Committee testified about research into cell phone use and its potential impact on human health, as well as the potential side effects such as brain and salivary gland tumors.
In 2008, cell phones were identified as a contributor to salivary gland tumors. Dr. Siegal Sadetzki, who testified in September 2009 at the U.S. Senate Hearing, is the principle investigator of the study that made this finding.
The report states that your risk of getting a parotid tumor on the same side of your head that you use for listening to the mobile phone increases by:
34 percent if you are a regular cell phone user and have used a mobile phone for 5 years.
58 percent if you had more than about 5,500 calls in your lifetime.
49 percent if you have spoken on the phone for more than 266.3 hours during your lifetime.
The video above, produced by Electromagnetichealth.org and filmed at Columbia University Law School at a presentation on Wireless Hazards, was posted during the first week of January 2010. It explains how wireless radiation creates cognitive problems, damages DNA, diminishes fertility, causes disorientation and navigation difficulties for birds, bees and other wildlife, and may contribute to Bee Colony Collapse, which, if not reversed, will jeopardize the future of life on earth.
Presenters include Camilla Rees, founder of ElectromagneticHealth.org; Martin Blank PhD, Associate Professor at Columbia University Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics; and Whitney North Seymour, Jr. Esq., Attorney at Law and Co-Founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Good questions from the audience are addressed by this panel during the last 15 minutes.
I'm very concerned about the billions of people around the globe being - or about to be - affected. How about you? Can you guess why nothing much has been done in America yet? Think about how strong the wireless communications lobby is....
So, get educated, and pass this information along. Think about what you are doing to YOURSELF! (There are hands-free devices out there that can help.)