Risks of using mobile phones
The world health organization (WHO) on the basis of the proven growth of tumor development has categorized mobile phones into a group of potential causes of tumor, and manufacturers more frequently in their instructions stress that the mobile phone should be away from the head for 1.5 – 2.5 cm (which has not been the case before). The European Council in it Resolution No. 1815 stresses that all possible measures should be taken in order to reduce the exposure to electromagnetic fields which could have a harmful effect even when they are under the regulated standards, and that children in particular should be less exposed to mobile phone radiation.
Children have a far thinner bone structure that the adults, which allows the radiation to get much deeper.
How mobile phone radiation penetrates the brain
The exposure to radiation leads to the unhealthy phenomenon of clotting up of erythrocytes in blood, and this happens immediately after only three minutes of phone conversation, and this phenomenon can stay with the child for over a couple of hours after the conversation.
In the official data from Austria, the Salzburg region, under the auspices of the Austrian Medical Chamber -peak levels
5 metres away ……….………………………… 1.600 microwatt/m2
1 metre away …………………………………. 40.000 microwatt/m2
30 centimetres away (0.3 m) from the head.… 400.000 microwatt/m2
By bringing the mobile phone closer to your head the radiation is dramatically increased.
The amount of radiation to which the human body is exposed when the mobile phone is away from the head only 1 to 2 cm is exceptionally big and can amount to millions of microwatt/m2.
By way of comparison, the Austrian Medical Chamber published the levels which are harmful for a human (peak levels) :
1 - 10 microwatt/m2 ……… weak radiation
10 - 1000 microwatt/m2 ……. strong radiation
Over 1000 microwatt/m2 ………….. extremely strong radiation
Thousands of doctors around the world seriously point to a dramatical increase in serious health disorders, particularly brain tumours, which is specially evident in the young population and they appeal to stricter criteria, on people being better informed about this issue, and a ban on the use of a mobile for children (www.aerzte-und-mobilfunk.net).
Italy’s Supreme Court centered in Rome has ruled that there is a link between using mobile phone and brain tumours.
“Should the consequence of (radiation) be a mere headache, nobody would mention it, but if it results in a brain tumor, we have to be very,very careful”.
Dr. Gerd Oberfeld, Public Health Institute, Salzburg, Austria