CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In the United States, we assume that any device on the market today has been extensively safety tested and is safe. This is not true of wireless devices.
Even before the recent 2012 BioInitiative Report (bioinitiative.org) called radiofrequency radiation carcinogenic -- including the microwave radiation from wireless devices -- Lloyd's of London and other insurance companies found the technology so risky that they refused to insure companies selling it. In signing most cell phone contracts, the cell phone user signs away his right to hold the company liable for health problems, except in jurisdictions where those clauses are invalid.
By refusing liability, insurers and cell phone companies are implicitly acknowledging that the technology is inherently risky.
The FCC safety limits for wireless devices are only meant to protect a 6-foot, 185-pound male from tissue heating (cooking) during a six-minute occupational-type exposure. These safety limits are so outdated as to be meaningless for protecting even that large male's health during the chronic daily exposures we all now experience.
The biological effects of radiation from wireless devices have now been studied in enough detail that the 2012 BioInitiative Report, written by experts from around the world, conclusively states that radiation from wireless devices is carcinogenic.
Furthermore, they conclude that there is good evidence that wireless devices can cause sperm damage and fetal damage -- leading to hyperactivity and learning and behavior problems. There is also biochemical evidence linking exposure to radiation from wireless devices after birth to ADD/ADHD. Additionally, there is evidence of links to autism. Consequently, the authors of the 2012 BioInitiative Report warn:
"Common sense measures to limit both ELF-EMF and RFR in the fetus and newborn infant (sensitive populations) are needed, especially with respect to avoidable exposures like baby monitors in the crib and baby isolettes (incubators) in hospitals that can be modified; and where education of the pregnant mother with respect to laptop computers, mobile phones and other sources of ELF-EMF and RFR are easily instituted. Wireless laptops and other wireless devices should be strongly discouraged in schools for children of all ages."
Exposure to radiofrequency radiation causes degradation of DNA, damages the blood brain barrier, and changes glucose metabolism in the brain. Even a single two-hour exposure can have long-lasting effects.