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The wireless industry is one of the fastest-growing on Earth, raking in annual sales of $440 billion in 2016. But are cellphones safe? A new investigation by The Nation suggests that’s a question that cellphone giants prefer you don’t ask. We speak with Mark Hertsgaard, The Nation’s environment correspondent and investigative editor. His report, co-authored with Mark Dowie, is headlined “How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe.”

Part 1: How the Wireless Industry Convinced the Public Cellphones Are Safe & Cherry-Picked Research on Risks - discussion with Mark Hertsgaard, go to democracynow.org

Part 2: How Big Wireless War-Gamed the Science on Risks, While Making Customers Addicted to Their Phones discussion with Mark Hertsgaard, go to democracynow.org

Smartphones that emit the most (and least) radiation

The impact of cell phone radiation on the human body is highly debated and inconclusive, but it's good to know what that little device glued to your side is emitting. Here are the phones that emit the highest—and lowest—amounts of radiation, as reported by the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection.

But first, some clarity.

The radiation emissions are calculated according to their 'specific absorption rate,' (SAR) which is a measure of the rate of radio-frequency energy absorbed by the human body from the cell phone. It's also measured in watts per kilogram while the phone is both calling someone and placed against a person's ear.

The following are the 16 phones that emit the highest rate of radiation.

iPhone 7 Plus: The popular American phone has a specific absorption rate (SAR) of 1.24 watts per kilogram.

Blackberry DTEK60: The Canadian company's Android phone has a SAR of 1.28 watts per kilogram.

ZTE Axon 7 Mini: The Chinese company's smaller version of their Axon 7 has a higher SAR of 1.29.

iPhone 8: The more recent version of the iPhone has an even higher rate at 1.32—so more advanced phones don't necessarily mean lower radiation emissions.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact: The Japanese company makes its only appearance on this list of smartphones that emit the highest levels of radiation, with a SAR of 1.36.

iPhone 7: Apple's third and last appearance on this list is with the iPhone 7, which has a SAR of 1.38.

Huawei P9 Lite: This Chinese company makes its first (of many) entries on this list at a rate of 1.38.

OnePlus 5: China enters the list again with OnePlus' dual SIM device, which has a SAR of 1.39.

Huawei Nova Plus: This model with enhanced battery life and photography capabilities has a SAR of 1.41.

Huawei P9: Co-engineered with the Leica Camera company, this model has a SAR of 1.43.

Huawei GX8: This particular Huawei model has a higher SAR, standing at 1.44.

Huawei P9 Plus: Huawei's phones have skyrocketed in popularity over the past decade, but these devices do seem to have higher specific absorption rates, like this model which sits at 1.48.

Nokia Lumia 630: The Finnish company makes its first and only entry on this list with the Nokia Lumia 630, which has a SAR of 1.51.

Huawei Mate 9: Huawei's sixth and final entry on the list has a SAR of 1.64.

OnePlus 5T: This dual SIM device has the second-highest SAR, coming in at 1.68.

Xiaomi Mi A1: China dominates the list with four major smartphone manufacturers—ZTE, OnePlus, Huawei, and Xiaomi—taking 10 places in the 16 highest radiation-emitting devices with greatest specific absorption rates list. The Xiaomi Mi A1 dual SIM device takes the cake, having a SAR of 1.75 watts per kilogram.

Radiation and EMF levels from cell phones

And now the phones that emit the least amount of radiation

These smartphones all have specific absorption rates significantly lower than the required rate for Germany's Blue Angel certification.

Google Pixel: The American multinational and multifaceted tech company's smartphone makes it into the top 15 with a SAR of 0.33 watts per kilogram.

Samsung Galaxy S8: You'll be seeing a lot more of this South Korean company, but its first entry on this list has a SAR of 0.32.

Nokia Lumia 535: The Finnish company has phone models on both ends of the radiation-emitting spectrum. This dual SIM device has a SAR of only 0.32.

ZTE Blade A610: ZTE also has models on both end of the radiation emission spectrum. This model has a SAR of 0.31.

Motorola Moto Z: This American company makes its first appearance with a low SAR of 0.30.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus: This 2017 model has a lower SAR than its predecessors, coming in at 0.30.

Samsung Galaxy A5: This Android device is an attractive mid-range phone and has a SAR of 0.29.

LG Q6: The South Korean multinational company also makes its debut with the LG Q6, which has a SAR of 0.28.

ZTE Blade A910: ZTE has a range of different devices with different radiation emission and specific absorption rates. This model achieves a low rate of 0.27.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: The award-winning phone has a SAR of 0.26.

Samsung Galaxy S8+: This Android-powered phone is the fourth Galaxy model to make it into the top 15 lowest SAR cell phones list with a rate of 0.26.

Google Pixel XL: This 2016 model is Google's second entry on the list, with a SAR of 0.25.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+: Did you think you'd seen the last of Samsung Galaxy models? This one has a SAR of 0.22.

Samsung Galaxy Note8: The Note8 comes with a small pen that can be inserted into the phone. Another neat thing about it is that this smartphone comes in at second place for the lowest SAR at 0.17.

Sony Xperia M5: Sony makes only one appearance, but it appears at the top with its dual SIM device's incredibly low specific absorption rate of 0.14 watts per kilogram.

See full article here; https://www.graphic.com.gh/lifestyle/life/smartphones-that-emit-the-most-and-least-radiation.html

Dr. Devra Davis Talks About Cell Phone Dangers and Safety Advice

Devra Davis says cell phone radiation, wifi, and EMFs are a national emergency. Stunningly, the most popular gadget of our age has now been shown to damage DNA, and break down the brain's defenses while increasing memory loss, the risk of Alzheimer's disease, and even cancer. The growing brains of children make them especially vulnerable. And half of the world's four billion cell phone users are under twenty.

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Let's face it - a worrying percentage of Australians are addicted to their phones.

We've all heard about the negative effects which excessive phone usage can have on our sleep, mental health and attention span.

But now it seems that long hours of scrolling could have also have serious consequences for our youthful complexions.

Ten Daily reports that our most used possessions are making us look significantly older than we actually are, and it's all caused by the blue light coming from the screens of electronic devices.

Source article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5855095/Terrifying-truth-mobile-phone-ageing-skincare-products-need-combat-damage.html

How your mobile phone is actually AGEING you - and just 12 hours in front of the screen can be as damaging as the same period of time in the sun - By Alice Murphy For Daily Mail Australia

  • Blue light from electronic devices penetrates the deepest layer of our skin
  • Experts say it can be as dangerous to our skin as UVA and UVB rays combined
  • Using skin care products rich in antioxidants can help combat the damage
  • Phone usage should be limited as scrolling in the dark is the most harmful
  • Could you put your phone to bed when the sun goes down?

Over-exposure to the blue light (aka High Energy Visibility Light or HEVL) beaming out from phones, TVs and tablets has been shown to dramatically reduce the concentration of naturally occurring carotenoids (or antioxidants) in our skin.
Research suggests that 12 hours in front of a screen can be as damaging to skin as 12 hours of direct sun exposure.

This causes the volume of free radicals to increase - which means our skin begins to age much, much faster.

The make up of this HEVL light from our phones reduces the overall resilience of our skin by destroying large amounts of antioxidants designed to slow the ageing process.

Because of this, we become vulnerable to a whole host of damaging rays such as UVA rays which speeds ageing and UVB which is responsible for sun damage and potentially skin cancer.

Deep Sleep is the Key to Emotional Resilience

“Resilience” is the scientific term for our body’s ability to rapidly return to normal, physically and emotionally, after a stressful event.

The Big Q; How do I increase REM sleep, the deepest part of your sleep cycle?

The Big A: This is a Catch-22 for many, as it involves reducing stress during the day and making sure one gets enough total hours of sleep in the 1st place.

That means consistently getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep every night, which in turn means getting in bed at a decent hour and not burning the Midnight Oil.

Some of the most important, but frequently overlooked factors that can have a significant impact on sleep are your nighttime exposure to the following:

Electronic screens. Avoid using electronic media for at least an hour or more before bedtime, as the blue light emitted from these devices (including TVs) inhibit melatonin production. Melatonin not only regulates your sleep-waking cycle; it’s also a powerful antioxidant, and low levels have been repeatedly linked to an increased risk of cancer.

The research is quite clear that people who use smartphones and computers, especially in the evening but also during the daytime, are more likely to report insomnia. A study in Y 2018 revealed that people exposed to cellphone radiation for 3 hours before bedtime had more trouble falling asleep and staying in a deep sleep.

Excessive light. Exposure to light at night interrupts your circadian clock and melatonin level, both of which play a role in how deeply you sleep and how well-rested you feel the next day. LEDs and fluorescent lights are particularly troublesome because the blue light peaks are not balanced by red and near-infrared. Incandescent lights are safer, as they emit red and near-infrared wavelengths and very few blue wavelengths.

Once in bed, even very dim light such as that from a nightlight or alarm clock can have a detrimental effect on our sleep quality and quantity, and can negatively affect your cognition the next day, so make the bedroom as dark as possible using blackout shades or an eye mask.

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Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from electric wiring in your bedroom walls also negatively affect sleep by disrupting cellular communication and impairing melatonin secretion. EMFs also harm our mitochondria by producing oxidative damage, and have been linked to neuronal changes that affect memory and the ability to learn.

Fortunately, we can remediate it by turning off the circuit breaker to bedroom before going to sleep.

Microwave radiation from cellphones, cordless phones, Wi-Fi routers, baby monitors, smart meters and more, which have the ability to cause significant cellular and DNA damage, and thereby accelerating the aging process.

By elevating voltage-gated calcium channels in the membranes of your cells, EMFs and microwaves have been shown to produce a variety of neuropsychiatric effects, including sleeplessness, anxiety, depression and dementia.

Always turn off your Wi-Fi and cellphones at night.

Source article by By Paul Ebeling https://www.livetradingnews.com/deep-sleep-it-the-key-to-emotional-resilience-84632.html#.WyMbP8Ih3De

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If Wireless Radiation Exposure Is No Big Deal, Why Do Manuals for Cell Phones, iPads, Wi-Fi Routers, Etc. Include Guidelines and Warnings?

Many products we buy for personal use are sold with a separate manual booklet or pamphlet that includes guidelines for safe use.  Some digital products include this within the device itself instead of separately.

Since many of us don’t bother to read the manuals and the guidelines thoroughly (if at all).........

Full article here: https://www.activistpost.com/2018/02/wireless-radiation-exposure-no-big-deal-manuals-cell-phones-ipads-wi-fi-routers-etc-include-guidelines-warnings.html

“The Flu” and “Microwave Sickness” Share Many of the Same Symptoms

Germs May Be Everywhere But So Are WiFi and Other Sources of Electrical Pollution (Electrosmog).

There’s a whole lot of sickness going on right now. The media is reporting that much of this is due to “The Flu.”

“Microwave Sickness” and “The Flu” actually share many of the same symptoms.

Doctors introduced the term “Microwave Sickness” in the 1950s. It is caused by exposure to WiFi and other sources of Electrical Pollution which is also referred to “Electrosmog.”

Source article here: https://www.activistpost.com/2018/01/flu-microwave-sickness-share-many-symptoms.html


“Leaky Gut Syndrome” Is For Intestines — “Leaky Brain Syndrome” Could Be For The Blood-Brain Barrier Exposed To Cell Phone and Wireless (WiFi) Radiation

“Leaky Brain Syndrome” is not the name of a medical condition. But it sounds like a good description of what research has already proven. Exposure to cell phone and other sources of Wireless (WiFi) radiation disrupts the Blood-Brain Barrier which can cause it to leak:

Source article: https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/leaky-brain-syndrome-blood-brain-barrier-cell-phone-wifi-radiation.html

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Give Love Not Tech: No “Safe” Level of Cell Phone or Wireless (WiFi) Radiation Has Been Scientifically Determined for Children or Pregnant Women

Tech inventors have been limiting their own kids’ exposure to new technology for many years already – even sending them to private low-tech schools. Due to the increase in “Digital Addiction” among children, tech inventors and investors have been speaking out promoting technology use by children.

“Digital Addiction” isn’t the only reason to be concerned: .....


Source article at: https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/no-safe-level-cell-phone-wireless-radiation-children-pregnant-women.html


Unsafe Tech Use Displayed in Marketing Campaigns for Prescription Drugs, TV Programs, Films, and More

For many years medical experts have been warning against keeping cordless phones and cell phones near beds due to radiation and blue light. Exposure to this can be especially hard on children. This may be why Silicon Valley parents have been limiting their kids’ exposure to new technology for many years already.

Cordless landline phones also emit Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) so it’s really important that they aren’t near beds either.

Source article: https://www.activistpost.com/2018/06/unsafe-tech-use-displayed-in-marketing-campaigns-for-prescription-drugs-tv-programs-films-and-more.html


Wi-Fried? ABC Catalyst Australia Investigates Wi-Fi Health Concern

Could wifi-enabled devices be harmful to our health? You cannot see it or hear it but Wi-Fi blankets our homes, our schools and our cities. Australia’s safety agency says there’s no evidence of harm, but that’s not the same as saying its safe. A growing number of scientists are concerned that the widespread use of Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi-enabled devices could be slowly making us sick. In this Catalyst investigation, Dr. Maryanne Demasi explores whether our wireless devices could be putting our health at risk.


We all have 2 types of DNA???

So, EMFs are not "cooking" your cells. It's not a thermal influence. Rather, the radiation activates the VGCCs in the outer cell membrane, which triggers a chain reaction of devastating events that, ultimately, decimates your mitochondrial function and causes severe cellular damage and DNA breaks. It also decimates your cell membranes and cellular proteins. In a nutshell, it dramatically accelerates the aging process.

See full article here:



Your Pets May Be Affected by Wi-Fi and Electronic Devices Even If You Aren’t https://www.activistpost.com/2017/12/pets-may-affected-wi-fi-electronic-devices-even-arent.html


Sleeping with Your Cell Phone is #1 Dumb Thing to Boost Your Possible Cancer Risk https://www.activistpost.com/2018/02/cbsnews-sleeping-cell-phone-is-1-dumb-thing-boost-possible-cancer-risk.html


Sleeping with Your Cell Phone is #1 Dumb Thing to Boost Your Possible Cancer Risk https://www.activistpost.com/2018/02/cbsnews-sleeping-cell-phone-is-1-dumb-thing-boost-possible-cancer-risk.html


Frying Ohio: Dr. Oz, Environmentalists, Scientists, Security Experts Concerned About 4G & 5G Small Cell Towers. Ohio Officials Voting to Install Them in Yards and Everywhere Else. https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/frying-ohio-dr-oz-environmentalists-scientists-security-experts-concerned-about-4g-5g-towers-ohio-officials-voting-to-install-them-in-yards-and-everywhere-else.html