Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by Vicki Batts
Is your cellphone giving you brain cancer? New research highlights the potential dangers of increased mobile phone use. Cellphones have become ubiquitous in Western societies, and now evidence suggests that they could be behind the dramatic rise in a rare type of brain tumors.
Experts say that cases of a malignant brain tumor known as Glioblastoma Multiforme (or GBM) have doubled since 1995. GBM is an aggressive and often fatal type of cancer, and used to be far less common than it is today — now there are nearly 3,000 cases of GBM in England alone.
Scientists from Physicians’ Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment (PHIRE) have analyzed 79,241 malignant brain tumors over the last 21 years in order to come to this estimation. Speaking about their findings, Professor Denis Henshaw commented, “Our findings illustrate the need to look more carefully at, and to try and explain the mechanisms behind, these cancer trends, instead of brushing the causal factors under the carpet and focusing only on cures.”
Recently, the group as a whole surmised that the increasing rates of frontal temporal lobe cancers “raises the suspicion that mobile and cordless phone use may be promoting gliomas.”
Past research has come to similar conclusions about cellphones and cancer. In 2014, one study reportedly found that cellphone use was contributing to a three-fold increase in cancers of the brain. More recently, however, a study published in early 2018 found that cell phone radiation caused rare brain tumors in rats.
The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has even declared that cellphone radiation is a “probable human carcinogen,” yet many mainstream health organizations and trendy scientists are denying the very real potential of cellphone-induced disease.
The new study from PHIRE has already been attacked by multiple British academics. While it is true that the PHIRE study did not pinpoint an exact cause for the increase in GBM, the fact remains that the potential for cellphones to be a cause should not be so easily dismissed.
Andrew Sharrocks, professor of molecular biology at the University of Manchester, reportedly commented that there is “zero evidence” that cellphones cause brain cancer — even though several studies (including the 2018 rat study) show that the potential is, in fact, there.
Moreover, as Henshaw contended, the focus on cancer “cures” is not helping anyone — greater focus on cancer prevention is absolutely needed. But prevention doesn’t make money for the greedy pharma and medical industries, now does it?
Multiple agencies have come forward to decry the probability of a cellphone-cancer link. As Telegraph reports, Cancer Research U.K. has stepped out to say that it is “unlikely” that cellphones cause cancer. The news outlet reported further, “In 2015 the European Commission Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks concluded that, overall, the epidemiologic studies on cell phone radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation exposure do not show an increased risk of brain tumors or of other cancers of the head and neck region.”
This conclusion came even after multiple studies pointed to a potential connection. In spite of the fact that several studies have posited that cellphone use is indeed a cancer risk, few (if any) public health agencies have made it a point to at least suggest that people be aware of this potential.
It would seem that raw milk (a highly beneficial food) is being portrayed as a greater threat to public health than cancer-causing cellphone radiation. You know it’s a sham when a wholesome food is more heavily scrutinized than something that might actually make people sick.
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