Most reviews have concluded that there is no evidence that wireless phones have any adverse effects. The inability of science to identify adverse health effects cannot be taken as absolute proof that adverse health effects are impossible. A few schools have even banned use of Wi-Fi networking due to health concerns. Scientific studies, however, have been inconclusive. Media headlines jumping back and forth between calling wireless devices safe then calling them dangerous, in truth, the facts have become clouded.
The NRC committee led by Barnes had a three-day conference in August 2007, in Washington D.C., coming with a wide array of researches on the topic and the presentations of over a dozen researchers from 9 countries.
"Obviously we are not seeing immediate short-term effects of such exposure, like people dropping dead on their cell phones. But in the long term - 10, 20 and 30 years out - we have a lot less information about potential effects from these types of wireless devices", said lead author Frank Barnes, a distinguished professor in the electrical and computer engineering department.
Besides, a new National Research Council report, carried out at the University of Colorado at Boulder, warns that more research is required to assess the health effects of exposure to RF employed by the wireless devices, like cell phones, laptops and hand-held Web-surfing gadgets. Recent studies have found increased rates of brain tumors and salivary gland tumors, particularly among people who have used the cell phones for more than 10 years.
What is more, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently made news when its 10 years study found a link between long term cell phone use and brain tumors. Earlier, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a leading public health and environmental advocacy group, conducted its own research and also came to the conclusion that there is cause for concern. EWG created an online database where consumers can look up the radiation levels of their cell phones.
Drs. Henry Lai (University of Washington) was the first to show DNA damage in rats exposed to cell phone radiation. At least 60 peer-reviewed papers report biological effects at very low intensities of RF radiation but these are all of short exposure. Long-term exposure data are scarce. The long-term studies shows are the following:
- Effects differ based on exposure duration.
- Some effects occur only after either prolonged or repeated exposure but not after short-term exposure.
- Some effects disappear after prolonged or repeated exposure (due to habituation).
- An organism becomes more sensitive after repeated exposure.
Many researchers and scientists also support that idea, and perhaps they are right and humanity blindly created an unhealthy technologically advanced world. Their research can at the very least serve as a warning that tells our world has become run by technology at every corner, and even if the danger is small, we need to be aware.
Similarly, world-renowned Epidemiologist Dr. George Carlo presented a shocking but interesting concept of all the surrounding hazards EMFs have on our health provided a high impact presentation that exposed the dangers of living in the wireless age. As the chief scientist of the world's largest research effort into wireless safety, he discussed the effects of electromagnetic radiation, specifically how they negatively affect the body's ability to function and repair damage affecting our cells. This is great information about how wireless devices affect our health."
As a conclusion, RF radiation in the wireless phone range may produce biological effects has come to the same conclusion and stated that the interpretation of the results from existing and future studies of the health effects of RF radiation should take sponsorship into account.