Senate hearing reveals dangers of cell phone use

A number of expert witnesses recently informed a US Senate committee hearing that cell phones have a detrimental effect on human health.

According to Tel Aviv University researcher Dr. Siegal Sadetzki, individuals who talk on cell phones are at a higher risk of developing a parotid tumor on the side of the head where the use of such a device is most frequent.

For example, the risk of developing a tumor increases by 34 percent among individuals who regularly use a cell phone for five years. The risk grows even higher (58 percent) if 5,500 calls were accepted or received over the same time period.

In addition, individuals who spend 266.3 hours on cell phones were found to be at an increased risk (49 percent) for a parotid tumor.

It should also be noted that prolonged exposure to cell phones and wireless radiation have been linked to infertility, DNA corruption, cognitive problems and salivary gland tumors.

Ouch, no wonder my head hurts. Is that my DNA aching?


Guess my parents were right and I’ll have to be more careful about putting that iPhone in my pocket if I want to have kids. Maybe you should too.