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Friday, August 8, 2008

Danger | Cancer from Cell Phones

George Carlo wrote the definitive book about the dangers of cell phone (Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age: An Insider's Alarming Discoveries about Cancer and Genetic Damage), Now Dr. Mercola reports that Canadian authorities (who are usually more savvy than U.S. corporate-sponsored entities) have acknowledged that cell phone use damages your brain and causes brain cancer. According to Mercola, "The truth is, we are on the verge of a brain cancer epidemic. It could grow to 500,000 cases worldwide as soon as 2010, and there may be over a million cases in the U.S. alone by 2015."1 The message is clear. Do not use a cell phone. If you must, use the speaker phone and keep the phone as far from you as practicable. Shut off the phone and remove the battery when not in use or when traveling or carrying it. As long as the battery is in it, a cell phone emits harmful microwave radiation even when it is turned off.2

Says one reputable source: "The U.S. Commerce Department's security office warns that 'a cellular telephone can be turned into a microphone and transmitter for the purpose of listening to conversations in the vicinity of the phone.' An article in the Financial Times last year said mobile providers can 'remotely install a piece of software on to any handset, without the owner's knowledge, which will activate the microphone even when its owner is not making a call.'"3 An excellent article on the subject, with technical info on how the FBI could switch on a cell phone to eavesdrop on your conversations, is referenced in footnote 4.
  1. Mercola, Joseph, M.D. 2008. Why Children and Teens Should Stay Away From Cell Phones. (Accessed August 9, 2008.)
  2. FBI is Inside Every Recent Cell Phone. (Accessed August 9, 2008.)
  3. FBI Uses Cell Phone Mic as 'Roving Bug.' (Accessed August 9, 2008.)
  4. Declan McCullagh. 2006. FBI taps cell phone mic as eavesdropping tool. ZDNet News: Dec 1. (Accessed August 9, 2008.)

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