An increasing number of us are coming to realize that our relationships with our mobile phones could potentially have long term negative consequences.
I am not talking on my phone as much as my sister...
I am only checking my emails twice a day unlike my brother that is all day long on his mobile.
I am just killing time every now and then, nothing dramatic or destructive.
Does this sounds familiar?
...when I woke up this morning I had no idea what was awaiting for me at the other end of my laptop.
I've heard of a 9 part documentary series and I tried to find it on youtube.
While browsing, my attention was caught by a Melbourne University video titled: "The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation".
How many times have you heard of those so called conspiracy theories, or mobile phone radiation causing this, causing that and down the track they prove to be unfounded claims dismantled by the scientists and the lawyers employed by the very industry that manufactures the mobile phones. So we could continue use our mobile phones and the other beautiful wireless devices without bad feelings.
They conveniently baby sit our kids, they color our world, they fill up our lives with amazing adventures and it is all at our fingertips. Can it get any better than that?
They couldn't prove anything, so we're safe. Nothing new under the sun, same old, same old, right?
Hmm, yes, but Melbourne University is one of the most prestigious universities in Australia and in the world. So I had to check this out, just to make sure. Boy, was I in for a giant-enormous surprise?
It turns out that the current radiation safety standards for our mobile phones is 19 years old (dangerously outdated, right?) and the testings considered a person that makes a phone call a week and has a huge head. How many phone calls a week do you make? How big is your toddlers head or your unborn child's head that sleeps in side your tummy, while you're having a long conversation with your girlfriend on your mobile phone, less than 30 cm away?
See for yourself, as epidemiologist and international electromagnetic expert Dr. Devra Davies PhD shares the most recent medical studies in the field, some of which she and her team have been working on.
She has a beautiful and humorous way of breaking down the science into an easy to understand language for the everyday listener.
Enjoy and talk safe.
The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation.
Dr Davis holds a B.S. in physiological psychology and an M.A. in
sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, 1967. She completed a PhD
in science studies at the University of Chicago as a Danforth Foundation
Graduate Fellow, 1972 and a M.P.H. in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins
University as a Senior National Cancer Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow,
1982. She is a visiting Professor of Medicine at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School. She has authored more than 200 publications and has been
published in Lancet and Journal of the American Medical Association as
well as the Scientific American and the New York Times.
Dr Devra Davis is an internationally recognized expert on
electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and other wireless