The World Health Organization has prepared a new report on the impact of non-ionizing radiation on human health, and some of its sources include cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Radio will be ignored, reports RIA Novosti.
"Despite the tremendous amount of evidence on the risk of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation that does not cause significant warming of tissues, the World Health Organization and government agencies in many countries do not take steps to inform the public about it, do not create measures to adequately protect the health of people"Said a report published this month in the journal Environmental Pollution.
Among the authors of the article are scientists from the Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, researchers from several institutes in Italy, the United States, Australia and Belgium, as well as doctors from the University Hospital of Orebro in Sweden and from the Department of Oncology at the Center for Biomedical Research Slovakia.
The World Health Organization's latest report on the impact of mobile phones on health was published in 2014. Since then, many new data have been collected, and scientists fear this information can be ignored.
The World Health Organization presents information on damage to phones from reports prepared by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) A non-governmental organization whose members are connected to large companies that manufacture smartphones and other equipment.
"Why other scientific groups and health professionals are unclear. In addition, most ICNIRP members do not conduct research"The authors of the report are surprised." Many of the data on the rotor and mobile phone damage damage will be neglected, "the scientists said.
To transmit and receive a signal, mobile devices use microwave radio frequency of 1 to 2 gigahertz. Unlike gamma rays or x-rays, the microwave does not cause direct DNA damage, and they do not even heat up the tissues or heat them very badly.
However, radio waves in the microwave affect the cells, and this effect has been known since the late 1980s, when mobile communications is used for mass use.
In 2002, the International Agency for Cancer Research included microwave radiation in group 2B as "possibly carcinogenic to humans." This is because of promotional data The risk of brain cancer with prolonged use of mobile phones.
The researchers now propose to tighten the formulation and this type of radiation is included in group 2a (reasonable) or even 1 (unknown), since many experiments on animals and cell cultures confirm the relationship between cellular radiation and cancer.
Microwaves can improve cell growth, alter enzyme activity and membrane cell permeability, which can affect the protein folding method. Studies have shown that irradiation affects the occurrence of certain genes (such as those responsible for proteins in heat shock), which Can interfere with cognitive abilities And spatial memory. Information on this was obtained in rodent experiments.
When exposed to radiation from cell phones and routers, male mice show deterioration in seed quality, there is evidence of a negative effect on female fertility, The occurrence of infertility.
Several studies indicate a possible link between microwaves and microwaves Alzheimer's disease, Mental disorders and changes in blood pressure, immune system and thyroid gland.
Some people are too sensitive to electromagnetic radiation, even very low, by power lines. Those living near cell towers, base stations often complain of dizziness, headaches, rash, allergies.
The greatest danger to children is that the young organism is particularly sensitive to various negative factors. for example, In France Wi-Fi is not allowed in the gardens. In elementary schools, routers are encouraged to be excluded when they are not in use.
The cumulative data on microwave radiation are mainly from laboratories in which the conditions do not match the natural data.
Testing with a control group whose members do not use cell phones or who have not been exposed to Wi-Fi signals is unrealistic today because there are hardly any such people. In addition, the mechanism of action of low-intensity microwave waves on cells is unclear.
all of this Does not allow The damage to human health is clearly recognized.
When choosing a gadget, experts recommend focusing on a specific absorption rate (SAR), which shows how much fluorescence energy is absorbed by the tissue. In addition, users should not stay constantly with the phone next to their body, preferably turn off the router when they are asleep.
Scientists hope governments will take action on mobile phones and damage wireless Internet.