Cell Phones Cause Behavioral Problems, Impair Learning, & Brain Damage
A very recent discovery shows that microwave radiation changes the permeability of the blood brain barrier. Our brain has its own immune system as does our body. The blood brain barrier keeps everything that is designed to be kept within the brain inside it and protects the brain from any unwanted diseases or chemicals, which could harm it. Similarly it allows out of the brain anything dangerous to the brain. The blood brain barrier is rather like a sieve where only particles of a certain size may go through. Professor Salford at Lund University in Sweden has shown that such pulsing as from mobile phones can alter the permeability of the blood brain barrier.
Instead of just another dangerous distraction, tests conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy found that using a cell phone severely impairs memory and reaction times. "Hands-free” mobile speakerphones cause even more crashes because they typically emit 10-times more brainwave interference than handheld units.
In 1960, neuroscientist Allan Frey, then with Cornell University’s General Electric Advanced Electronics Center, became curious about the impact on the nervous system of electromagnetic fields moving at the speed of light. Long before cell phones were commercialized, his findings would eventually prove that radio frequency radiation has a measurable effect on the brain—and attempts were made by the powers-that-be to suppress his work in ways that uncannily echo the ways such results are being marginalized today. (NEWSLETTER: Allan Frey and the Inconvenient Truth About Radio Frequency Radiation, Cell Phone break the blood brain barrier)
Among other key results, Frey determined that the carrier wave of 1,900 megahertz—precisely the same wavelength used by many cell phones today—had significant biological effects.
Inject a mouse with a fluorescent dye into its blood and the entire body and all of the organs fluoresce—except for the brain, which remains pink-gray. Research in the 1920s had shown why: The brain is protected from taking in poisons or contaminants that get into the bloodstream due to a barrier appropriately known as the “blood-brain barrier.”
But Frey found something interesting. He showed that weak radio frequency signals—just like those from today’s cell phones—opened up this normally closed barrier. Frey first injected the dye into the bloodstream of rats and then exposed them to very weak pulsed microwave signals. Within a few minutes, the injected rats’ brains began to fluoresce, signaling that the blood-brain barrier had been breached. Frey’s studies were reported in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences in 1975. (NEWSLETTER: Allan Frey and the Inconvenient Truth About Radio Frequency Radiation, Cell Phone break the blood brain barrier)
Scientists have discovered that a call lasting just two minutes can alter the natural electrical activity of a child's brain for up to an hour afterwards.
And they also found for the first time how radio waves from mobile phones penetrate deep into the brain and not just around the ear. Doctors’ fear that disturbed brain activity in children could lead to psychiatric and behavioral problems or impair learning ability. Dr Gerald Hyland - a Government adviser on mobiles - says he finds the results "extremely disturbing".
"It makes one wonder whether children, whose brains are still developing, should be using mobile phones," he adds. "The results show that children's brains are affected for long periods even after very short-term use.
"Their brain wave patterns are abnormal and stay like that for a long period.
It was the first time that human guinea pigs were used to measure the effects of mobile phone radiation on children. The tests were carried out on an 11-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl called Jennifer.
Dr Hyland plans to publish the latest findings in medical journal The Lancet next year. He said: "This information shows there really isn't a safe amount of mobile phone use. We don't know what lasting damage is being done by this exposure.
Dr Michael Klieeisen, who conducted the study, said: "We were able to see in minute detail what was going on in the brain.
"We never expected to see this continuing activity in the brain. We are worried that delicate balances that exist - such as the immunity to infection and disease - could be altered by interference with chemical balances in the brain."
A Department of Health spokesman said: "In children mobile phone use"
should be restricted to very short periods of time." (http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/shtml/NEWS/P15S3.shtml)
"We've underplayed the possible threat from cell phones for too long...[Devra Davis] shows the way the industry has been able to twist science just enough to stave off the possibility of regulation." (-TIME Magazine)
A Study in the JNCI by Aydin et al raises major concerns about cell phone safety, Researchers found that cell phone use more than doubled the risk of brain cancer at 2.8 years of cell phone use. They found that the longer the subscription the higher the risk for brain cancer. This is called an “esposure-response relationship.” The found that the longer time of exposure brought a greater risk of disease.Studies with cell phone radiation also found that when the cell phone subscription was more than 4 years there was greater than a 3-fold rish of brain cancer. Many other studies have found a clear association between side of head on which phone use was generally reported and location of brain tumor, referred to as ipsilateral association. Often the tumors are found on the opposite side of the head from where the phone is held. (Risk of Childhood Brain Cancer from Cellphone Use, Reveals Serious Health Problems The JNCI Study by Aydin et al on L. Lloyd Morgan, Sr. Research Fellow Environmental Health Trust, Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, President Environmental Health Trust, Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, Chairman of the Board Environmental Health Trust, 4 August 2011)