Do Cell Phone Protectors Limit EMF Radiation?
People using a mobile phone for business can log hours on their cellular phone – and corresponding hours of exposure to toxic electromagnetic frequencies (or "EMF") and cell phone antenna signals. Although the risks of cell phone use, including brain cancer, are well known, most people ignore the evidence and don't use technology that might protect them from cancer-causing radiation.
What are the Possible Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation and EMF?
EEG scans have shown that the human body and brain are affected by radiation emitted by wireless phones, though whether or not these effects translate into symptoms has not been scientifically proven.
Some evidence suggests that the ambient radiation and EMF from cell phones (and other sources) with which we are constantly surrounded can cause headaches, lack of focus, insomnia, fatigue, irritability, and other symptoms.(1)
Cell phones emit microwaves, which have been known since the 1970's to present a cancer risk. When mobile phones are held against the face, microwave radiation can affect susceptible brain, ear, and eye tissue. Brain cancer has been highlighted in particular as being linked to cell phone use. Although the precise amount and duration of cell phone radiation that poses a serious cancer risk remains unknown, the link has been made fairly conclusively.
Despite these risk factors, only a tiny fraction of the millions of cell phone in use today have chips or other devices to protect their users from EMF.
Cell Phone Safety – Protection from EMF
Although cell phone EMF risks are known and noted in the medical community, there is plenty of debate over whether the devices said to limit mobile phone radiation hazards really work.
Preliminary research (2) by Tiller and Shealy indicates that some individuals have greater sensitivity to EMF than others. These individuals experience disorientation, tiredness, emotional volatility, headaches, and lower work productivity when they are exposed to high levels of EMF (such as those in front of a computer or from chronic cell phone use).
These people notice a real difference in how they feel when protection is applied to a cellular phone to limit its EMF and microwave radiation impact. EEG results also showed lessening in the physical effects of radiation on subjects' brains, corresponding to the improvement in symptoms.
Although cell phone protection chips and other devices have not been exhaustively studied, there is evidence to suggest that they are helpful to many people who are exposed to significant levels of EMF in improving work performance, supporting health, and lowering stress levels.
(1) CNET Staff, "Cell Phone Defense," cellphonedefense.com, November 5, 2005.
(2) Shealy, Norman (Ph.D.) and William Tiller (Ph.D.), "Effects of Q-Link SRT Pendant on Human EEG Responses," q-linkproducts.com, accessed February 13, 2009.