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Thursday, June 2, 2011

New Health Danger - RF

Have you heard of nonthermal radio frequency radiation (RF)? I know it is a mouthful, but RF is actually quite simple. RF is the invisible energy waves that connect cell phones to cell towers, and power numerous other everyday items that you are probably using.

Here is the problem - people think things like cell phones, cordless phones, wireless internet, laptops and baby monitors are safe because the National Cancer Institute says they are, BUT a growing number of independent researchers are finding otherwise. I think we should all take another look at this health danger, and so I want to break down what I have found out for you.

First of all, there is a lot of evidence that is finding that RF can damage our immune systems and alter our cellular makeup, even at intensities considered safe by the FCC. Not good....especially for all of us using cell phones, wireless routers, laptops and more.

Here is what really concerns me, "The problem is that RF can transfer energy waves into your body and disrupt its normal functioning," explains Cindy Sage, an environmental consultant in Santa Barbara, California, who has studied radiation for 28 years. "Here's why that's crucial: Overwhelming evidence shows that RF can cause DNA damage, and DNA damage is a necessary precursor to cancer."

And get this - The 2010 Interphone study, the largest to date on RF exposure from mobile phones, found that people who chatted via cell for just 30 minutes a day for 10 years saw their risk of glioma (the type of brain tumor that killed Ted Kennedy) rise 40 percent. Yikes!!

Now think for a second how often you are exposed to RF. You wake up to your cell phone alarm, which has been sending RF to your body all night. You go to check your email that gets internet from your wireless router, which sends RF through your house all day and night. You head to work, the coffee shop, and more places, where there is also wireless internet. My point is, we are being exposed to RF almost constantly, and this is the first time in our country's history that this is the case. How do we even know the extent of what RF is doing to our bodies?

On Saturday, I am going to break down what gadgets you need to worry about, why, and what steps to take to lower your RF exposure. Stay tuned...


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