WASHINGTON, April 7, 2013 - As parents, we provide cell phones to our children with the comfort and security that we will be able to connect with them whenever they are out of our sight. Whether used for emergencies only or simply to check-in after they arrive at school, a friend’s house or the big party, smartphones have become an essential part of daily life for the younger generation.
However the truth is, for every minute our children use a mobile device, they are exposed to electromagnetic radiation and we cannot say for sure that it is just a harmless effect of this ever developing technology.
The rate of cell phone radiation absorbed by the human body, and subsequently the developing brains of young children, is known as the specific absorption rate (SAR). Warning signs of cell phone radiation and SAR levels are included on cell phone packaging yet overlooked by many people.
In 2011, the World Health Organization classified cell phone radiation as a possible carcinogen for humans, similar to car exhaust. There is significant scientific evidence according to the Journal of Toxicology Review that directly correlates the effects of long term exposure of mobile phone radiation on mice. The study exposed mice to the Federal Communications Commission authorized SAR levels and resulted in biological damage to the mice. Currently, there are more than seven billion cell phones in use around the world and over 20 million of those are in the hands of children under the age of 14; it is important to understand what effects this radiation may have on our bodies and the potential harm that may result from it.
While the long-term effects of cell phone radiation are currently unknown on the human body, it should not mean that we simply wait 30 years for a deeper understanding of the radiation risks or, worse, wait to see the impact of the potential negative effects. If we can do something to mitigate it now, shouldn’t we?
Prior to 1968, motor vehicles were not legally required to include safety features like seat belts. It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when people were actually resistant to the idea of seat belts. Likewise, air bags were once just an idea, then they were only luxury option, but now they are mandated.
The fact is retractable seat belts were first introduced in the early 1950s and it wasn’t until 1968 that the first federal seat belt law, requiring vehicles to be manufactured with this safety feature, went into effect. In 1984, over 30 years after the idea of a seat belt was introduced, the first state law passed in New York which required all vehicle occupants to wear seat belts. The first airbag was installed in the 70sin certain cars as an expensive supplement.
So what will we say 30 years from now about cell phone radiation?
A child’s brain continues to develop and mature until age 25, leaving them vulnerable to potential damage right now. It takes time and years of research to understand what will have long-term effects on our bodies. Why wait and be at risk?
Today, we think of our cell phones as a necessary part of life. We are addicted to the convenience they provide but most of us never consider the side effects. It is time to get our society to think about proactively protecting ourselves and our loved ones.
As the CEO of EZ Technologies, a technology firm that researches and develops products to facilitate healthier lifestyles in the digital world, my scientists and I have dedicated significant time and extensive resources into research on the SAR levels of cell phone radiation, resulting in the Bodywell Chip. This groundbreaking chip contains metal and mineral imprints that help lower the SAR of radio waves into the body. The chip, which is the size of a SIM card, is designed to be placed on the back of any smartphone or tablet and can reduce up to 77 percent of radiation absorption to the brain.
EZ Technologies is not the only organization proactively trying to change the level of cell phone radiation awareness in today’s world. Internationally, radiation legislation is being discussed, including the long-term effects and potential dangers of cell phone radiation.
In 2012, Italy’s Supreme Court ruled that a business executive’s brain tumor was linked to extensive use of a mobile phone. Yale University has warned about the effects of cell phones on unborn children. The Israeli Knesset backed a bill requiring cell phones to bear health hazard warnings and the World Health Organization has issued warnings of long-term cell phone use.
Cell phones have been in existence for a relatively short time and the possibility of damaging permanent effects cannot be ruled out, so we should use with caution and apply technology that can mitigate potential harm. We have no idea what will turn up in 30 years for human exposure to cell phone overuse, but we can take preventative measures today. Protect your family. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
About Haim Einhorn:
Einhorn, CEO of EZ Technologies, oversees a wide range of innovative personal health-care product research, development and manufacturing, including the Bodywell Chip. Before becoming CEO of EZ Technologies, Haim owned Arbel 1 LLC, a real-estate development company in the southeastern United States. While heading Arbel 1, Haim and his team bought, renovated, and developed properties in Miami Beach, Tampa and Raleigh, NC. Haim was commander of a tank division in the Israeli Army from 1974-1977 and received his BA in business administration from Tel Aviv University in 1979. He currently resides in Miami, Florida, his home for over 25 years.
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