corresponds to the relative amount of RF energy absorbed in the head of a user of a wireless handset. The FCC limit for public exposure fromcellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).However, the safety standards only protect from the heating effect of themicrowave radiation, also called the ‘thermal effect’. If the microwaveradiation does not cause a temperature increase in your head of morethan one degree, the microwave exposure is deemed to be safe. Theunderlying assumption is that there cannot be cell damage withoutheating. And without cell damage, there is no health risk.
Effect on Brain
Electromagnetic waves alter electric activity of the brain and causedisturbance in sleep; cause difficulty in concentration, fatigue, andheadache; and increase reaction time in a time-dependent manner. Theyincrease the resting blood pressure and reduce the production of melatonin. They are also implicated in DNA strand breaks. Mobile phones damage key brain cells and could trigger the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have found that radiation from mobile phone handsets damages areas of the brain associated with learning,memory and movement. Also found that people who used cell phoneswere two and a half times more likely to have a temporal brain tumor onthe side of the head where they held their phone. In the case of tumorsof the auditory nerve, which connects the ear to the brain, the risk increased to more than three times for mobile phone users.
Effect on Mouth
People who use a mobile phone for hours a day are 50 per cent morelikely to develop mouth cancer than those who do not talk on them at all,new research has shown.
The relationship between mobile phone use and diseases likeAlzheimer’s and cancer are controversial, but discussed more asdifferent research continues to conclude that the link between mobile phone use and Alzheimer’s/cancer exists. On most news broadcasts weare told to not worry since more ‘research is needed’ because the resultsare ‘not conclusive’. In my opinion, more research is always needed, and