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Government Hides Fact About Cell Phone Radiation Can Cause Brain Cancer

Update Date: Mar 06, 2017 09:00 AM EST
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Government Hides Fact About Cell Phone Radiation Can Cause Brain Cancer
Health officials are concerned about possible health effects from cell phone EMFs (electromagnetic fields) because some studies suggest that long-term cell phone use may increase the risk of brain cancer and other health problems. (Photo : Credit: YouTube via National Science Foundation)

The California Department of Public Health has finally released a report about the link between cell phones and brain cancer. The document was kept hidden from the public for many years and was only revealed recently after the California court ordered them to do so.

The draft document titled "Cell Phones and Health" outlined the concerns of health officials over cell phone radiation exposure. It was based on several scientific studies done for the past years. It suggests risks for the human body due to prolonged use of cell phone; one of them was brain cancer.

The document was originally prepared seven years ago, dated April 2014 and has been updated several times. It was stamped as "draft and not for public release" according to The Deccan Chronicle.

The Racing Junky reported that Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health, filed a lawsuit against the state in 2016. Under the California Public Records Act, Moskowitz demanded the release of the document. It was only after the order of the court that the department first emailed the two-page document to the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday.

It showed that electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are emitted from cell phones, just like other electronic devices. It's a type of radiation that can harm cells and tissues. Cell phones being closest to our head and body can cause severe damage including a high chance of brain cancer.

The report also mentioned that EMFs can pass deeper into a child's brain that those of adult's. Children should be kept at bay from the cell phones. The draft also mentioned precautions such as not sleeping with phones by your side, avoid carrying it in your pocket, basically it should never be too close to your body when powered on.

Texting over calling is highly recommended and if a call is necessary, use a headset or speaker phone. Limit usage when signal is weak as cell phone emits stronger EMFs when having one or two signal bars. Using a wired phone for longer talks is advised.

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