This is a rather disturbing video in a couple of ways.
First off, it finds that regularly keeping your cell phone in a bra correlates with getting tumors of an unusual sort right under the antenna. (Case study). Then for men, it finds that exposure to a cell phone carried in the front pocket correlates (is causal really) of reduced sperm counts and motility along with testicular changes. For brains, they find changes of hippocampus cell numbers (i.e. not as much function). This matters as things like balance and memory depend on it. Rats exposed to essentially normal cell phone equivalent levels showed significantly less function.
On a personal note, I find the guy doing the introduction hard to follow (accent…) and then the main speaker, while a very bright and highly educated woman, has speech patterns and mannerisms that remind me a bit of Nancy Pelosi… Not nearly as bad, but… So grit your teeth if you get the same feeling and you too can reach the end of the video.
The health effects coverage really gets rolling about 1/2 hour in, and at about 45+ minutes there’s an interesting study that causes bee colony collapse with modest cell phone radiation exposure. Odd, that. Could a part of our bee problem just be the fact that cell towers are becoming ubiquitous even out in the country?
For me, I avoid my phone as much as possible already anyway ;-) However, I’m typically spending 18+ hours / day with a WiFi router on one side of me and some device it is talking with on the other side of me, be it tablet, laptop, or TV. Oh Dear.
OK, some personal changes are due.
I’m going to spend more time at the desktop using a wired connection (AND turning off the WiFi then). I’ll be looking for a wired Roku so some of the TV time at least can have the WiFi router off, and I’ll be putting back in place the Ethernet wire I’d strung to the other rooms prior to getting WiFi. I’m going to try allocating the WiFi time to specific blocks of time rather than just shutting it off a few hours a night when sleeping.
Not going to be doing this with any great speed. The cases of significant diseases so far are low numbers given the millions of cell phone users; just doing it as a “sanitation measure”. To start the process of mitigating.
I already carry my cell phone in the pocket of a backpack that sits on the rear seat of the car when in motion. It rarely is in a pants or coat pocket. I also already use a small BlueTooth headset. (Yes, they radiate too, but much lower power). For me, it isn’t the cell phone exposure that’s the big one, it’s the WiFi. I’ll need to get the spouse to watch the video as, for her, it’s the cell phone use.
How to get my kids to look at it, that’s another issue…