ARE CELL PHONES SAFE?
by John Rudy
No. Cell phones are not safe.
Ever since they were invented, we have heard from supposed “experts” that, because they emit radiation, cell phone use causes cancer, brain damage, or any number of other calamitous conditions. But that is simply not true. The FCC has summarized a host of reputable studies which make it clear that there is no conclusive connection between these conditions and mobile phone use. And when it comes to radiation, what cell phones emit is non-ionizing and low frequency. Even with the future advent of 5G, this will still be true.
For those who would like to see material about cell phone emissions, the following two articles are very good.
No, the safety issues connected with cell phone use have to do with the fact that people continue to use them when walking, crossing the street, biking, driving, sitting in waiting rooms, or even having dinner with friends and family.
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