“The results showed that human spermatozoa exposed to RF-EMR (radio frequency electromagnetic radiation) have decreased motility, morphometric abnormalities, and increased oxidative stress, whereas men using mobile phones have decreased sperm concentration, decreased motility (particularly rapid progressive motility), normal morphology, and decreased viability. These abnormalities seem to be directly related to the duration of mobile phone use.” (La Vignera et al, 2012).
“Children are disproportionately affected...The differences in bone density and the amount of fluid in a child’s brain compared to an adult’s brain could allow children to absorb greater quantities of RF (radiofrequency) energy deeper into their brains than adults. It is essential that any new standards for cellphones or other wireless devices be based on protecting the youngest and most vulnerable populations to ensure they are safeguarded through their lifetimes.”
- Keep your cellphone away from your body. Don't keep the phone near your head or reproductive organs whenever it is turned on. Don’t sleep with the phone near your bed. The amount of radiation is related to the square of the distance, so keeping your phone 10 inches away reduces your exposure 100-fold compared to an inch.
- Use a corded headset or other hands-free method such as a speakerphone or text. Keep your calls short.
- Minimize cellphone use among children, teens, and pregnant women. A child’s brain absorbs twice as much radiation as an adult brain.
- Don’t use your phone when the signal is weak, for example, on an elevator or in a moving vehicle, as the phone is designed to increase its signal strength to compensate.
- When carrying a cellphone in your pocket: Keep the cellphone turned off, or deactivate its signals (i.e. keep it on airplane mode, plus turn off the WiFi and Bluetooth functions). Turn it on or activate it periodically to check for messages, or check for messages from a land line. The cellphone is designed to send signals to cell towers regularly to identify its location, whenever it's turned on. The WiFi antenna in a smartphone sends beacon signals continually if it's not turned off.
- Demand that the government revise regulations, fund research, and issue precautionary health recommendations.
Slides: Effects of prenatal and adult EMF exposure on brain development
Effects of prenatal exposure to a 900 MHz electromagnetic field on the dentate gyrus of rats: a stereological and histopathological study. Odaci, et al
The effect of radiofrequency radiation on DNA and lipid damage in female and male infant rabbits. Guler, et al
Devra Davis, PhD, MPH
Slides: Cellphone toxicology, exposure assessment and epidemiology--an update
Slides: Expert forum: Cellphone radiation risk to prenancy and sperm
Cellphone safety: The right to know about gray matters, Devra Davis
Doctors' advice to patients and their families: Cellphones and Health: Simple precautions make sense, Environmental Health Trust
Igor Belyaev, PhD
Slides: Exposure to microwaves from mobile communication, DNA repair and cancer risk http://www.healthandenvironment.org/uploads/docs/2nd_2012_NPC_Belyaev_final.pdf
Role of physical and biological variables in bioeffects of non-thermal microwaves, Igor Belyaev http://www.healthandenvironment.org/uploads/docs/BelyaevePhysical_Bio_Variables_Bioeffets_10-23-12.pdf
Microwaves from mobile phones inhibit 53BP1 focus formation in human stem cells more strongly than in differentiated cells: Possible mechanistic link to cancer risk. Markova, et al
Hugh Taylor, MD, PhD
Slides: Fetal cellphone exposure affects behavior
Fetal radiofrequency radiation exposure from 800-1900 Mhz-rated cellular telephones afets neurodevelopment and behavior in mice. Aldad, et al
EHHI report: The cellphone problem, February 2012
EHHI cellphone report summary
Ronald Herberman, MD
Slides: Cellphone radiation risks--the case for precaution
Exposure limits: The underestimation of absorbed cellphone radiation, especially in children. Gandhi, et al
Dr. De-Kun Li, MD, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, Division of Research, Kaiser Foundation Research Institute; Lecturer, Stanford University
A prospective study of in-utero exposure to magnetic fields and the risk of childhood obesity. Li, et al
Collaborative on Health and the Environment:
Environmental Health Trust:
Environmental Working Group review of sperm damage research:
Dr. Dariusz Leszczynski's science blog on mobile phone radiation and health:
Video (1 hour, 58 minutes):
La Vignera et al. Effects of the exposure to mobile phones on male reproduction: a review of the literature. Journal of Andrology. 2012 May/June: 33(3):350-356.