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  • .Study found mobiles cause sleep disturbance (Jan 22, 2008) During an 18-month period, the researchers studied 35 men and 36 women between the ages of 18 and 45. Dr. Arnetz, the lead scientist of the study, said all participants were compared when they either were exposed to radiofrequency of 884 MHz wireless signals or no exposure to radiofrequency at all. All 71 participants were exposed to both conditions at different times. The ones who were exposed reported headaches, it took longer for them to fall asleep and the quality of sleep was considerably decreased, with loss of stage 3 and 4 sleep.
    The scientists concluded: “The study indicates that during laboratory exposure to 884 MHz wireless signals components of sleep believed to be important for recovery from daily wear and tear are adversely affected.””If you have trouble sleeping, you should think about not talking on a mobile phone right before you go to bed. The study strongly suggests that mobile phone use is associated with specific changes in the areas of the brain responsible for activating and coordinating the stress system,” said Professor Arnetz.

    Source: Arnetz BB et al (2007) The Effects of 884 MHz GSM Wireless Communication Signals on Self-reported Symptom and Sleep (EEG)- An Experimental Provocation Study PIERS Online 3(7):1148-1150.

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    Over 900 cancer patients from the years 1997-2003 have been compared with a control group of over 2000 persons. The conclusion is that those who have used a mobile or a cordless phone for more than one hour a day during ten years ran twice the risk of the control group to have gliomas, the most malignant form of brain tumor.

    This study is the largest in the world says a coauthor, Professor Jonas Hardell, a leading independent researcher on mobile phone hazards.

    Source: “Pooled analysis of two case-control studies on use of cellular and cordless telephones and the risk for malignant brain tumours diagnosed in 1997-2003”, Hardell et al, International Journal of and Occupational and Environmental Health, 16 March 2006..

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    Excerpts from AP (26.09.2008):

    “Precaution is warranted even in the absence of absolutely final evidence concerning the magnitude of the risk” — especially for children, said David Carpenter, director of the Institute of Health and Environment at the University of Albany, in testimony before a subcommittee of the US House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform. Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute — one of the top US cancer research centers — said that most studies “claiming that there is no link between cell phones and brain tumors are outdated, had methodological concerns and did not include sufficient numbers of long-term cell phone users.” Many studies denying a link defined regular cell phone use as “once a week,” he said. “Recalling the 70 years that it took to remove lead from paint and gasoline and the 50 years that it took to convincingly establish the link between smoking and lung cancer, I argue that we must learn from our past to do a better job of interpreting evidence of potential risk,” said Herberman. Carpenter and Herberman both told the committee the brain cancer risk from cell phone use is far greater for children than for adults. Herberman held up a model for lawmakers showing how radiation from a cell phone penetrates far deeper into the brain of a five-year-old than that of an adult. A paper published this month by the Royal Society in London found that adolescents who start using cell phones before the age of 20 were five times more likely to develop brain cancer at the age of 29 than those who didn’t use a cell phone. “It’s only on the side of the head where you use the cell phone [that the cancers develop],” Carpenter said. Source:Scientists warn US congress of cancer risk for cell phone use (AP, 26.09.2008)

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    Statement by the expert trusted most
    by the mobile industry

    “…with medical science indicating increased risks of tumors, cancer, genetic damage and other health problems from the use of cellphones, the government and the cellphone industry have abandoned the public.

    This is a statement by Dr George Carlo, a leading scientist, who was trusted by the Mobile Phone Industry in the US to be most competent to correctly assess the safety of the mobile phones. Therefore he was commissioned to make a a very thorough examination. But after a few years of denying the hazards to the satisfaction of his sponsors, he changed his opinion in the face of accumulating evidence about the dangers and wrote a book about it.

    Since the public communication of his findings, Dr Carlo “has been threatened, physically attacked, defamed, and his house mysteriously burned down.” Instead of listening to the well founded evaluation of the scientist the mobile phone industry trusted as most suitable for assessing the issue, they did not only ignore his results, but they sought to discredit him personally among reporters and other scientists.

    How can anyone trust research and scientists sponsored by such corporations as it is very evident from the case of Dr Carlo that the corporations do not accept other than favorable results regarding safety?

    Yet it is this pseudoscience that has been used by governments as the justification for continued support to the buildup of the mobile phone system in spite of the increasingly strong evidence about its hazards. See also “Corrupt Science” below.

    Source: George Louis Carlo, Ph.D., Martin Schram Cell phones: Invisible hazards in the wireless age: An Insider’s Alarming Discoveries about Cancer and Genetic Damage.

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