Permanent Brain Damage - Could Smartphones Be to Blame?

Mobile phone radiation is causing physical and mental sickness predominantly in children and young people – and may even be making them infertile. The latest scientific findings are alarming.

Children and young people are no longer browsing ‘social’ networks and YouTube solely on the computer – increasingly they are doing so on their smartphone or tablet. In other words: via wireless communication. Thanks to WiFi routers at home, computers are ever more frequently hooked up to the world wide web in wireless form. The ruinous effect of microwave radiation, particularly on the physical and mental health of young people, can no longer be denied. What mankind has in store for itself are – foreseeable – consequences worse than the devastation of both world wars put together. And even that’s an understatement.

Fortunately, increasing numbers of scientists are venturing to speak out. In September 2013, leading experts from top universities in the USA came together to discuss the risks posed to children by wireless emissions in the form of mobile phones and WiFi.1

Behavioural Disorders Proven

These scientists spoke not only about physical damage, but also mainly about how these ever-present radio emissions manipulate brain waves and permanently alter brain development. Professor Hugh Taylor from Yale conducted an experiment on rats, which he described as follows: “This is the first experimental evidence that foetal exposure to radiofrequency radiation from cellular telephones does in fact affect adult behaviour.” According to Taylor, there is a link between the microwave radiation absorbed and the extent of neurone blockade. If the electrical flow of neurons in the brain is interrupted, the brain structure is permanently altered. For it is precisely these electrical brain waves that play an important role in brain development and significantly co-determine our essence as an adult – “how we think and how we behave”, explains the researcher.

Human babies get a significant dose of microwave radiation even before birth – not just when they are in their buggy and mum's having a chat on the phone. As a result, fewer cells form in the hippocampus. This is the part of the brain required for logical thought and the ability to discriminate and show judgement. Together with other researchers, Professor Taylor expressly indicates that prenatal damage caused by microwave radiation not only has physical repercussions, but emotional ones too. It is therefore high time that parents, doctors, and politicians (!) seriously examine whether or not constant mobile browsing, chatting, and texting make for maladjusted and emotionally crippled children, merely as a result of the radiation released.

Full-grown rats exposed in utero to mobile phone radiation in the experiment showed clear signs of ADHD, i.e. hyperactivity and attention deficit. Remind you of today’s children at all? According to the unanimous warning of the scientists taking part in the symposium, children have thinner cranial bones, smaller brains, and a softer brain mass than adults – and are therefore much more susceptible to microwave radiation.

Professor Martha Herbert from Harvard even believes that there could be a link to autism: “EMF/RFR [electromagnetic fields/radio frequency radiation] from WiFi and mobile towers can exert a disorganising effect on the ability to learn and remember, and can also be destabilising to immune and metabolic function. This will make it harder for some children to learn, particularly those who are already having problems in the first place.” Simply put: mobile radiation weakens cell metabolism and compromises the immune system. And just for good measure, we also get more and more stupid.

Yet nothing of this is reported in the media. “Powerful industrial entities have a vested interest in leading the public to believe that EMF/RFR, which we cannot see, taste or touch, is harmless,” warns Martha Herbert, “but this is not true!”

There is a new behavioural disorder that occurs so frequently that science has already given it a name: ‘digital dementia’. All over the world, increasing numbers of children exhibit a considerable deterioration of their motor and cognitive capacities, because they spend too much time on the internet. Psychiatrists and neuroscientists believe that this in itself leads to the aforementioned disharmonious brain development – and the additional consequences from microwave radiation occurring through mobile internet usage were not even taken into account. The damage to the brain is thus increased on several levels when browsing in cyberspace wirelessly.

Cancer and Infertility Due to WiFi and Mobiles

Mobile phone radiation not only disrupts the mental and emotional development of children, it also makes them physically sick. Sadly, cancer is often the diagnosis. This is because children’s cells divide much more quickly than adults’, due to their rapidly growing bodies. The damage to DNA, which microwaves have been proven to cause, rapidly duplicates, and the cancer spreads throughout the body. No wonder, then, that since 2011 nine different types of cancer have been officially linked to mobile usage: glioma (brain cancer), salivary gland cancer (parotid gland in cheek), leukaemia, acoustic neuroma (tumour on the acoustic nerve), eye cancer, thyroid cancer, meningeoma (tumour on the meninges), testicular cancer, and breast cancer. The flood of data meant that the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which advises the World Health Organisation, reluctantly classified mobile phone radiation as ‘a possible carcinogen’ (class 2B) – the same level as the pesticide DDT, which is banned practically across the globe.

This is the current state of affairs, even though the latency between mobile usage and brain tumour is twenty to thirty years – well, one assumes, since the results of this global field study are only now slowly being publicised. However, it is clear that the risk of brain tumours for mobile phone users aged under twenty is five times greater than for people over the age of fifty.

Fertility is suffering too, particularly among men. The scientists at the symposium state: “There is a direct relationship between duration of mobile phone use and sperm count decline. Sperm count is reduced by half in men who carry cell phones in their trouser pocket for four hours per day. The motility of the sperm is also impaired. […] Beside sperm count and function, the mitochondrial DNA of sperm are damaged three times more if exposed to mobile phone radiation.” Once again indications of mental disorders were found: the older the father, the more frequently such mutations occur in his sperm – just as autism and schizophrenia later increase in his children.

Together with Frank Clegg, former CEO of Microsoft Canada, Dr Devra Davis, the president of the Environmental Health Trust, severely criticised the multi-billion-dollar mobile industry and the irresponsible policy of simply ignoring the obvious dangers. She explained: “The mobile phone standards we use today for the 6.5 billion mobile phones in the world were set 17 years ago and have never been updated, despite the fact that the users and uses of mobile phones are very different now. […] Exposures have grown dramatically in the last few years. […] And they’ve never been tested for their safety around children. […] Our children and grandchildren are being used as lab rats in an experiment with no controls.”

Highest Risk Level for Insurance

At least the insurance companies have seen the sign of the times. In June 2013, SwissRe, one of the world’s biggest insurance companies, announced that it had reclassified mobile communications in the highest risk grade. The reason behind this move, however, was not to protect the population: “In the event that a direct link can be established between electromagnetic fields and human health complaints, this would open the floodgates to new claims for damages,” writes the reinsurer in its own customer handbook Swiss-Re-SONAR. “The end effect is that this would lead to huge losses in the field of product liability insurance.”

While a company that insures globally for financial damages ranks mobile communications as “potentially high risk”, education policy-makers in Germany are still debating whether they want to guarantee free, mobile internet access for every child – as happened when top representatives from political parties CDU/CSU and SPD negotiated terms for the grand coalition. It continues to put wireless networks in schools and even nurseries using buzzwords like ‘digital learning’, even though the European Council is already recommending banning wireless interfaces (WiFi) and mobile phones from schools. Israel’s health ministry also arrived at the same conclusion. In a letter to the Minister of Education, Deputy Health Minister and Hasidic rabbi Yaakov Litzman wrote: “I do fear that the day will come when we shed bitter tears for the irreversible damage that we, with our own hands, have done to the next generation.”


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